J Dilla was a popular record producer and rapper from America. He formed the band “Slum Village” along with the Rapper Battin and T3. Slum Village rose to fame in the mid-1990s as the underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. Later, Dilla left the band in 2001 and to pursue his solo career with MCA records.
This rapper had an estimated net worth of $10 million. He died on February 10, 2006, three days after his birthday at his home in Los Angeles, due to cardiac arrest.
Parents and family of J Dilla
Born on February 7, 1974, in Detroit, Michigan as the eldest son of Maureen and Dewitt. His mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey is a former famous opera singer, whereas father Dewitt Yancey was a Jazz Bassist and used to perform Globetrotters half-time shows for years. His mother says, “Jazz was the music he grew up with and was raised on. Since he was a couple of months old, he wouldn’t go to sleep unless he heard jazz, so my husband had to sing and play for him to go to sleep. It was his lullaby music as a child in his nursery.”
He transferred from Davis Aerospace Technical High School to Pershing High School, where he met future bandmates T3 and Baatin. Soon, they became friends after having a mutual interest in rap battles. Later, they formed a rap group called “Slum Village”. He used to spend his teenage years in the basement alone practicing and training himself to produce beats.
Net Worth of late J Dilla
During his rapping and recording career, he has accumulated a jaw-dropping net worth of $ 10 million. He was also one of the founders of the production collective known as The Soulquarians. In 2002, this rapper turned himself into a music producer after signing a solo deal with MCA Records. There he worked with other famous producers like Kanye West, Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz and so on.
His single “Fuck the Police” has earned lots of attention and rose to fame instantly. His mother, Maureen says, “That song was totally true. He caught so much flack from the police for being a clean young man. The police department was down the street from where we lived, and every time he pulled off they’d stop him and harass him. They even tossed the car once looking for something; because he was young and clean-cut, they thought he was selling drugs.”
“Proof was at the house one evening when James had another run-in with them. He had only gone to the gas station, which was three doors away. I told him not to get upset because he was hurt to tears. He was so angry and just tired of being harassed, so I told him, ‘Look, this is what you do—you go downstairs and make a song about it, and you laugh in their face.’ And that’s when he came up with the ‘“F” the Police’ thing. And people are still singing it today! Every time I go somewhere, that’s one of the songs they play.”
J Dilla’s Died at home
Record Producer Dilla, died on February 10, 2006, at age 32, in this home in Los Angeles, California. In 20013 he was diagnosed with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a rare blood condition in 2003.
Later in 2004, his health becomes worse and again diagnosed with Lupus. He was quite slow but never stopped creating music until February 10, 2006, he left this world due to cardiac arrest. He released “Donuts”, his third solo LP on his birthday, three days prior to his death.