Jamesy Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla aka Dilla Dawg would have turned 36 today. While he left us with an unparalleled musical legacy, it's sad to think of how many more classics we would have been blessed with in the past 4 years. Happy birthday to one of the best that ever did it.
If you wish to actively celebrate the legacy, please check the J-Dilla Foundation (which helps fund music programs in inner-city shools) or you can also cop the Ma Dukes/Parra One/Stones Throw collab tee (of which proceeds will go to help Lupus research - the disease that took Dilla, and which is now threatening his mother, Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes)
And as a special treat, here's 5 Dilla joints that I think might be a little harder to find or for some reason went underappreciated. Enjoy!