We Heart J Dilla Month

February isn’t just Black History Month. It’s also “J Dilla Month” — declared by Stones Throw Records in honor of the Detroit hip-hop producer James “J Dilla” Yancey.

J Dilla passed away on the morning of February 10th, 2006. He had suffered for over three years with an incurable blood disease, and had also been diagnosed with lupus. He left behind a body of work which will be loved and rediscovered for years to come.

Andy Brown pays a happy birthday tribute to J Dilla with an original stop motion video (shown above) featuring a number of classics.

For J Dilla’s full discography
J Dilla / Jay Dee Discography
Artist/Group Releases
1st Down – A Day Wit The Homiez, 12-inch single (1995) PAY DAY RECORDS
Slum Village – Fan-Tas-Tic, 12-inch single (1996)
Slum Village – Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1), Album (1996) DONUT BOY RECORDINGS, (1997) SUDDEN IMPACT, (2006) BARAK
Slum Village – We Be Down 12-inch single (1997) SUDDEN IMPACT
Jay Dee – Jay Dee Unreleased Remixes, EP (1997) HOUSE SHOES RECORDS
Slum Village – Somethin’ For The People, All I Do (Remix) from All I Do 12-inch single (1997) WB
J-88 – Look Of Love (Remix) 12-inch single (1999) GROOVE ATTACK
Slum Village – Get This Money, 12-inch single (1999) INTERSCOPE
Slum Village – Fantastic Vol. 2, Album (2000) GOODVIBE (2002) CAPITOL (2010) BARAK
Slum Village – Fall In Love (Remix), 12-inch single (2000) GOODVIBE
Slum Village – Cimax/CB4, 12-inch single (2000) GOODVIBE
J-88 – Best Kept Secret, EP (2000) GROOVE ATTACK
Jay Dee – Fuck The Police/Move, feat. Frank N Dank, 12-inch single (2001) UP ABOVE
Jay Dee feat. Frank-N-Dank – Pause, 12-inch single (2001) BBE
Jay Dee – Welcome 2 Detroit, Album (2001) BBE
1st Down – A Day Wit The Homiez, Album (2002) RONNIECASH.COM
Jay Dee – Instrumental Series Vol 1, EP (2002) BLING 47
Jay Dee feat. Frank N Dank – Take Dem Clothes Off/Off Ya Chest, 12-inch single (2002) ABB
Jaylib – The Message, from Stones Throw Summer 2002 EP (2002) STONES THROW
Jay Dee – Instrumental Series Vol.2: Vintage Album (2003) BLING 47
Jay Dee – Ruff Draft, EP (2003) MUMMY/GROOVE ATTACK
Jaylib – The Red/The Official, 12-inch single (2003) STONES THROW
Jaylib – Champion Sound, 12-inch single (2003) STONES THROW
Jaylib – Champion Sound, Album (2003), and Champion Sound Instrumentals (2004) STONES THROW
Jaylib – Raw Addict/Ice, 12-inch single (2003) STONES THROW
Jaylib – McNasty Filth, 12-inch/CD (2004) STONES THROW
Jaylib – Popshit, from Stones Throw 100, EP (2004) STONES THROW
J Dilla – Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumentals (2005) BBE
J Dilla – Donuts: J Rocc’s Picks, EP (2005) STONES THROW
J Dilla – Signs, 7-inch single (2006) STONES THROW
J Dilla – Donuts, Album (2006) STONES THROW
J Dilla – The Shining, Album (2006) BBE
J Dilla – The Shining EP, 12-inch single (2006) BBE
J Dilla – The Shining (Instrumentals) (2006) BBE
Jaylib – No $ No Toke from Chrome Children, Album (2006) STONES THROW
Jaylib – No $ No Toke, 12-inch single (2006) STONES THROW
J Dilla – Won’t Do, EP (2007) BBE
J Dilla – Wild, 12-inch single (2007) STONES THROW
J Dilla – Ruff Draft, Album (2007) STONES THROW
J Dilla – Dirty Crushin, 7-inch single (2007) STONES THROW
J Dilla – Jay Love Japan, Album (2007) OPERATION UNKNOWN
Jay Dee – Jay Deelicious: The Delicious Vinyl Years CD/LP (2007) DELICIOUS VINYL
J Dilla – Donut Shop, EP (2010) SERATO/STONES THROW

MC (Not Producer)
Tami Hert – If You Were Mine (Detroit Demolition Mix) 12-inch single (1997) 550 MUSIC
v/a – Fight Club, feat. Dilla, Nottz & Boogie from Best Kept Secret Mix, Album (2003) BLING 47
Dabrye – Game Over 12-inch single (2004) GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
Wale Oyejide – There’s A War Going On 12-inch single (2004) SHAMAN WORK
Wale Oyejide – There’s A War Going On from One Day, Everything Changed, Album (2004) SHAMAN WORK
Slum Village – Reunion from Detroit Deli, Album (2004) BARAK/CAPITOL
Pete Rock – Niggaz Know from Soul Survivor II, Album (2004) RAPSTER /BBE
v/a – Do Your Thang, Stupid from BR Gunna Presents Dirty District Vol. 2, Album (2004) BARAK
Phat Kat – Door from The Undeniable LP New Version, Album (2004) BARAK
Lawless Element – Love, 12-inch single (2005) BABYGRANDE
Lawless Element – Love, from Soundvision: In Stereo, Album (2005) BABYGRANDE
Platinum Pied Pipers – Act Like You Know, 12-inch single (2005) UBIQUITY
Platinum Pied Pipers – Shotgun, Act Like You Know, from Triple P, Album (2005) UBIQUITY
Sa-Ra – Thrilla, 12-inch single (2005) SOUND IN COLOR
Sa-Ra – Thrilla, from The Hollywood Recordings (2007) BABYGRANDE
Diamond – We Gangstas, from Diamond Mine, Album (2005)
Platinum Pied Pipers – Shotgun (Remix) from 12-inch single (2005) UBIQUITY
J Dilla – The $ (Madlib Remix), Make ‘Em NV (Madlib Remix) from Hella International 12-inch single (2007) STONES THROW

Production Credits: 1995
Da Enna C – NOW from Throw Ya Hands In Da Air, 12-inch single (1994) UP TOP
Little Indian – One Little Indian, 12-inch single (1995) PREMEDITATED
Poe – Fingertips from Hello, Album (1995) WEA/ATLANTIC

Production Credits: 1996
5-Elementz – Whutchawant, Feed Back, Rockshows, Party Groove, Janet Jacme, E.G.O., Don’t Stop, Searchin from The, Album Time Forgot cassette (1996) THAT WAS ENTERTAINMENT
A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again, Get A Hold, Keeping It Moving, Stressed Out, Word Play from Beat, Rhymes, & Life, Album (1996) JIVE RECORDS
AZ – When The Cheering Stops from NFL Jams (1996) CASTLE
Busta Rhymes – Keep It Movin’, Still Shinin’ from The Coming, Album (1996) ELEKTRA
Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah!! (Jay-Dee Bounce Remix), Woo-Hah!! (Jay-Dee Other Shit Remix), 12-inch (1996) ELEKTRA
Busta Rhymes – It’s a Party (Ummah Remix), Ill Vibe (Ummah Remix), 12-inch single (1996) ELEKTRA
De La Soul – Stakes Is High from Stakes Is High, Album (1996) TOMMY BOY
De La Soul – Stakes Is High (Remix) from Itzsoweezee , 12-inch single (1996) TOMMY BOY
Mad Skillz – It’s Going Down, The Jam from From Where??? (1996) BIG BEAT
Kieth Murray – The Rhyme (Remix), Dangerous Ground from Enigma (1996) JIVE
Natives Of Da Underground – Pack Da Hous/Brotha’s Juss Don’t Know/Whatcha Gonna Do?, 12-inch single (1996) ALR
Phife Dawg – Game Day from NFL Jams (1996) CASTLE
Proof – Da Science from Detroit Hip Hop Volume 1 (1996) MODERN TRIBE
Proof – Vibe Session from Anywhere, 12-inch single (1996) HIP HOP SHOP
Tha Pharcyde – Runnin’, Bullshit, Splatittorium, Somethin’ That Means Somethin’, Drop, Y? from Labcabincalifornia, Album (1996) DELICIOUS VINYL

Production Credits: 1997
5-Elementz – Sun Flower from Yester Years, EP (1997) THAT WAS ENTERTAINMENT
A Tribe Called Quest – Get A Hold, Mardi Gras At Midnight from Jam, EP (1997) JIVE RECORDS
Brand New Heavies – Sometimes (Ummah Remix) from Sometimes , 12-inch single (1997) DELICIOUS VINYL
Busta Rhymes – So Hardcore from When Disaster Strikes, Album (1997) ELEKTRA
Mint Condition – Let Me Be The One (Ummah Remix), 12-inch single (1997) PERSPECTIVE
Crustation – Purple (ATCQ Edit), 12-inch single (1997) ZOMBA
Janet Jackson – Got Til It’s Gone (Ummah Jay Dee Revenge Mix), 12-inch single (1997) VIRGIN
Something for the People – All I Do (Jay Dee’s Sh**! Mix) feat. Phife Dawg 12-inch single WARNER BROS
T Da Pimp – Why You Lookin Hard?/We Know We Rockit, 12-inch single (1997) PENMP
Tha Pharcyde – She Said (Remix), 12-inch single (1997) DELICIOUS VINYL
Tha Pharcyde – Runnin (Remix), Y? (Remix) from Drop, 12-inch single (1997) DELICIOUS VINYL
Truz – True Dawgs/Routes To Hell, 12-inch single (1997) AD FAM

Production Credits: 1998
A Tribe Called Quest – 4 Moms, Against The World, Busta’s Lament, Da Booty, Find A Way, His Name Is Mutty Ranks, Start It Up, Steppin’ It Up from The Love Movement, Album (1998) JIVE RECORDS
A Tribe Called Quest – That Shit from Funkmaster Flex Vol. 3, Album (1998) LOUD RECORDS
Bizarre – Butterfly from Attack of the Wierdos, EP (1998) FEDERATION
Mood – Secrets Of The Sand (Remix) from Snake Backs , 12-inch single (1998) BLUNT
N’Dea Davenport – Bullshittin (Remix) from N’Dea Davenport, Album (1998) V2

Production Credits: 1999
5 Ela – You Ain’t Fresh, Ain’t No Love from 5-E Pt. 3 (1999) THAT WAS ENTERTAINMENT
Brand New Heavies – Saturday Night (Jay Dee Remix) from Saturday Night, 12-inch single (1999) DELICIOUS VINYL
Heavy D – Listen from Heavy, Album (1999) UNIVERSAL
Macy Gray – I Try (Remix), 12-inch single (1999) EPIC
Nine Yards – Always Find A Way (Remix) 12-inch single (1999) VIRGIN
Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers 12-inch single (1999) HOUSE SHOES RECORDINGS
Phife Dawg – Bend Ova/Thought U Wuz Nic, 12-inch single (1999) GROOVE ATTACK
Que D – Underestimated, Supa Shit, Kilo, Cash Flow, Michelle, Rock Box, Don’t Stop from Quite Delicious cassette (1999) and Que D Limited Edition, Album (2003) ROYAL FLYNESS
Q-Tip – 11 tracks from Amplified, Album (1999) ARISTA
Q-Tip – 11 tracks from Amplified (Instrumental Version) (1999) ARISTA – PROMO
The Roots – Dynamite from Things Fall Apart, Album (1999) MCA
The Roots – New Year’s @ Jay Dee’s from You Got Me CD single (1999) MCA
Zooco – Butterfly from Glow-Mellow-Flow, Album (1999) COLUMBIA JAPAN

Production Credits: 2000
Black Star – Little Brother from The Hurricane (Soundtrack), Album (2000) MCA
Brand New Heavies – Sometimes (Remix), Saturday Night (Remix) from Trunk Funk Classics, Album (2000) DELICIOUS VINYL
Busta Rhymes – Enjoy Da Ride, Live It Up, Show Me What You Got from Anarchy, Album (2000) ELEKTRA
Common – 10 tracks from Like Water For Chocolate, Album (2000) MCA
Common – 10 tracks from Like Water For Chocolate Instrumentals (2000) MCA
Common – The Light, 12-inch single (2000) MCA–UK
Common – The Light (Remix) from Bamboozled Soundtrack, Album (2000) MOTOWN
De La Soul – Thru Ya City from Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, Album (2000) TOMMY BOY
Erykah Badu – Cleva, My Life, Didn’t Cha Know, Kiss Me On My Neck from Mama’s Gun, Album (2000) MOTOWN
Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know, single (2001) MOTOWN
Erykah Badu – Cleva, 12-inch single (2001) MOTOWN–PROMO
Frank N Dank – Me & My Man, 12-inch single (2000) MCNASTY
Frank N Dank – Everybody Get Up, 12-inch single (2000) MCNASTY
Guru – Certified from Guru’s Jazzmatazz Street Soul, Album (2000) VIRGIN
Innerzone Orchestra – People Make The World Go Round (J-88 Mix), 12-inch single (2000) PLANET E
Phife Dawg – Bend Ova, 4 Horseman from Ventilation: Da LP, Album (2000) GROOVE ATTACK
Phife Dawg – Ya Heard Me from Definition of Ill, Album (2000)
Royce Da 5’9 – Let’s Grow from Lyricist Lounge Volume 2, Album (2000) RAWKUS
Spacek – Eve (Remix), 12-inch single (2000) BLUE

Production Credits: 2001
Bahamadia – One-4-Teen (Remix) from Summer Sampler, Album (2001) GOODVIBE
Bilal – Reminisce from 1st Born Second, Album (2001) INTERSCOPE
Busta Rhymes – Genesis, Make It Hurt from Genesis, Album (2001) ELEKTRA
Chino XL – Don’t Say A Word from I Told You So, Album (2001) METRO RECORDS
De La Soul – Peer Pressure Intro & Outro Monologues by Jay Dee from AOI: Bionix, Album (2001) TOMMY BOY
Lucy Pearl – Without You (Remix), 12-inch single (2001) POOKIE/VIRGIN
Mos Def – Can U C The Pride In The Panther? (Remix), 12-inch single (2001) INTERSCOPE
Que D – In Yo Face from Still Bangin, single (2001) UP ABOVE and Que D Limited Edition, Album (2003) ROYAL FLYNESS
Toshi Kubota – Nothin But Your Love (Remix), 12-inch single (2001) EPIC

Production Credits: 2002
Big Tone – Party Crasher (mixed by Jay Dee) from Party Crasher, 12-inch single (2002) ANTIDOTE
Busta Rhymes – 3 tracks from It Ain’t Safe No More…, Album (2002) ELEKTRA
Common – various production & instrumental credits from Electric Circus, Album (2002) MCA
DJ Jazzy Jeff – Are You Ready with Slum Village from The Magnificent, EP (2002) BBE
Frank N Dank – Push, EP (2002) MUMMY / GROOVE ATTACK
Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers, Don’t Nobody Care About Us, Microphone Master, Big Booties, World Premier from Dedication To The Suckers, Album (2002) RONNIECASH.COM
Slum Village – Hoes, Let’s, One from Trinity, Album (2002) CAPITOL
Talib Kweli – Where Do We Go, Stand To The Side from Quality, Album (2002) RAWKUS

Production Credits: 2003
ASD (Afrob & Samy Deluxe) – Komm Schon from Wer Hatte Das Gedacht?, Album (2003) EIMSBUSH
ASD (Afrob & Samy Deluxe) – Wenn Ihr Fuhlt… from Hey Du, EP (2003) EIMSBUSH
Common – Come Close Remix (Closer) 12-inch single (2003) MCA
De La Soul – Much More/Shoomp, 12-inch single (2003) AOI
Fourtet – As Serious As Your Life (Remix), 12-inch single (2003) DOMINO
Frank N Dank – 48 Hours, Album (2003) BOOTLEG
Frank N Dank – Ma Dukes, 12-inch single (2003) ABB
Vivian Green – Fanatic (Remix), 12-inch single (2003) SONY
Phat Kat – 3 tracks from The Undeniable LP: Detroit Edition, Album (2003) BARAK
Phat Kat – Dedication/Destiny, 12-inch single (2003) BARAK
Que D – Supa Shit, 12-inch single (2003) ROYAL FLYNESS
Royce Da 5’9 – Life Goes On from Build & Destroy: Lost Sessions Part 1, Album (2003) TROUBLE RECORDS
Subtitle – Mark Luv Mixtape Song from Greatest Hit$, Album (2003) MARKS03 RECORDINGS
T-Love – 4 tracks from The Long Way Back, Album (2003) PICKININNY

Production Credits: 2004
5 Ela – Scenario (2004) from The, EP (2004) 5 ELEMENTS
Amp Fiddler – You Play Me, Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly, from Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly, Album (2004) GENUINE/PIAS
Amp Fiddler – I Believe In You (Jaylib Mix), 12-inch and CD single (2004) GENUINE/PIAS
Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (J Dilla Remix), from Blue Note Revisted, Album (2004) BLUE NOTE
De La Soul – Verbal Clap, Much More from Grind Date, Album (2004) SANCTUARY
DJ Cam – Love Junkee (Remix), 12-inch single (2003) INFLAMABLE and Liquid Hip Hop, Album (2004) INFLAMABLE
Frank-N-Dank – Let’s Go, Okay, MCA from Xtended Play, Album (2004) NEEDILLWORKS
Lawless Element – The Shining, 12-inch single (2004) RMR/FAT BEATS
Lawless Element – The Shining, from Soundvision: In Stereo (2005) BABYGRANDE
Oh No – Move from The Disrupt, Album (2004), and The Disrupt Instrumentals (2005) STONES THROW
Proof of D12 – Bring It 2 Me, from I Miss The Hip Hop Shop, Album (2004) IRON FIST
Prozack – Leisure Rules, from Death, Taxes, and Prozack, Album (2004) OUTOFWORK RECORDS
Slum Village – Do You, from Detroit Deli, Album (2004) BARAK/CAPITOL

Production Credits: 2005
Common – Love Is, It’s Your World (Pt 1 & 2) from Be, Album and Be Instrumentals (2005) GOOD MUSIC/GEFFEN
Common – The Movement from NBA 2K6 – The Tracks, Album (2005) DECON
Dwele – Keep On from Some Kinda, Album (2005) VIRGIN
Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio – Antiquity from Love Is The Answer, Album (2005) NINJA TUNE
MED – Push feat. J Dilla, 12-inch single (2005) STONES THROW
MED – Push, So Real from Push Comes to Shove, Album (2005), and Push Comes to Shove (Instrumentals), Album (2005) STONES THROW
Moka Only – One Time from The Desired Effect, Album (2005) NETTWERK
Oh No – Move Part 2 feat. J Dilla & Roc C, 12-inch single (2005) STONES THROW
Slum Village – Who Are We from Prequel To A Classic, Album (2005) BARAK RECORDS
Spacek – Dollar, 12-inch single (2005) SOUND IN COLOR
Spacek – Dollar from Space Shift, Album (2005) SOUND IN COLOR
Talib Kweli – Roll Off Me from Right About Now, Album (2005) KOCH

Production Credits: 2006-2009
Ghostface Killah – Beauty Jackson, Whip You with a Strap from Fishscale, Album (2006) DEF JAM
Busta Rhymes – You Can’t Hold A Torch from The Big Bang, Album (2006) AFTERMATH
Visionaries – All Right from We are the Ones (We’ve Been Waiting For), Album (2006) UP ABOVE
Guilty Simpson – Clap Your Hands from Chrome Children, Album (2006) STONES THROW
A.G. – Hip Hop Quotable, 12-inch single (2006) LOOK
A.G. – Hip Hop Quoteable from Get Dirty Radio, Album (2006) LOOK
Guilty Simpson – Man’s World, 12-inch single (2007) NO LABEL
Phat Kat – Cold Steel, 12-inch single (2007) LOOK
Phat Kat – 5 songs from Carte Blanche, Album (2007) LOOK
Guilty Simpson – I Must Love You from Ode to the Ghetto, Album (2008) STONES THROW
Guilty Simpson – Stress, 12-inch single (2009) NO LABEL

Posthumous Production Credits
The Roots – Can’t Stop This from Game Theory, Album (2006) ISLAND/DEF JAM
Madlib – Take It Back from Chrome Children, Album (2006) STONES THROW
Q-Tip – Move, Feva from The Renaissance, Album (2008) UNIVERSAL/MOTOWN
Illa J – We Here, 12-inch single (2008) DELICIOUS VINYL
Illa J – Yancey Boys, Album (2008) and Yancey Boys (Instrumentals) (2008) DELICIOUS VINYL
Akrobatik – Put Ya Stamp On It from Absolute Value, Album (2008) FAT BEATS
MF DOOM – Gazillion Ear, Lightworks from Born Like This, Album (2009) LEX
Mos Def – History from The Ecstatic Album (2009) DOWNTOWN
Raekwon – House of Flying Daggers, Arson Jones, 10 Bricks from Only Built for Cuban Linx 2, Album (2009) EMI
Erykah Badu – Love, from New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, Album (2010) MOTOWN
Slum Village – Lock It Down, We’ll Show You from Villa Manifesto, Album (2010) E1


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