J DILLA…THE LEGACY LIVES…

 

In just over 10 years, James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla accomplished more in terms of recorded output than most artists do in a lifetime. From producing GRAMMY award-winning songs to earning the adulation of his peers and creating a signature sound that altered hip hop and soul music forever, Jay did it all while being the most influential “unknown” producer in the business. At a time when hip hop producers were more recognizable than the artists they worked with, Jay shunned the limelight and humbly revolutionized the sound of hip hop with his meticulous, soulful productions.

HIS UNIQUE STYLE & SOUND

Jay’s music mirrored his fastidious nature. Nothing ever sounded out of place in his beats. This quality along with a mathematical sense of order was reflected in his personal life and appearance: clothing and records kept in plastic, shoes neatly stacked in boxes, crisply pressed jeans, and the ever-present feather duster never far from hand. Yet it was the imperfect, the mistakes in music that excited him. His signature sloppy, off-beat drum programming gave his tracks a feeling of freshness and spontaneity, standing in stark contrast to the mechanical, perfectly-quantized beats which characterized much of hip hop at the time.

Jay was a stylistic innovator who was never content to stay in the same pocket. From the airy fender rhodes and handclaps that defined his early sound with Slum Village and Tribe, to the eclectic genre-melding of Welcome to Detroit and the back-to-the-breaks style ofDonuts, his music continually evolved at a dizzying pace. Once a particular style was mastered, he felt little need to repeat himself, preferring to push boundaries beyond what was expected or easy for him. Unlike so many innovators who wouldn’t recover from their work being co-opted and commercialized, Jay never ceased to experiment and push his music to new heights.

Combined with his sheer wizardry on the sampler, this artistic restlessness placed Jay at the vanguard of hip hop production where he was viewed as the “producers producer,” someone who fellow musicians looked to for inspiration. Pharrell declared him his favorite producer. Kanye called him a drum god. Questlove stated that Jay’s music was the only thing to give him goosebumps in the last ten years. His sound distilled the best qualities of hip hop into a potent mixture that encapsulated where hip hop production had been and pointed to where it would head in the future. Along the way, Jay stood at the forefront reminding everybody to “Turn It Up!

THE EARLY YEARS

Jay Dee was born James Dewitt Yancey on February 7, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan to Maureen and Beverly Yancey. From the onset, music was intrinsic to Jay’s life. His mother Maureen was an accomplished singer and lover of classical music and opera. His father Beverly was a gifted vocalist and bass player fond of vocal harmonies and jazz, who played professionally for 25 years before taking a job at Ford. A two-year-old Jay would gurgle along in perfect pitch to the sound of his father practicing on his upright bass until it lulled him to sleep.

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JAY DEE: THE PRODUCER

Via another timely assist from Amp Fiddler, Slum’s demo found it’s way into the hands of Q-Tip, who immediately recognized a kindred musical spirit in Jay and offered the young producer a management and production contract. “It was like a dream come true, if you could ever, ever hear anybody say that. I just couldn’t believe it. I love Tribe and De La and then this guy Tip called my crib! Matter of fact, the first time he called, I wasn’t home. I missed the call! I was hurt. I thought that was it! But, he called me the next day. Next thing you know, I’m in New York.” within months, Jay found himself producing tracks for a who’s who of underground hip hop: Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, Keith Murray, Mad Skillz, and of course A Tribe Called Quest.

Upon returning to Detroit, Jay found himself as the star of the city’s burgeoning hip hop scene. His beats were the conduit for a diverse crop of MC’s who gathered around the famed Hip Hop Shop, including Phat Kat, 5 Ela, Proof, Eminem, and a young Elzhi. His extended periods away from home had been difficult on Slum Village, but with Jay back in the fold and a renewed focus they set out to record their first album.

While his growing number of imitators were content to pick up the scraps of the fledgling neo-soul movement, Jay soon became the nucleus around which a group of like-minded, progressive artists would form, creating some of the best music to emerge from the post Golden-Age of early-nineties hip hop in the process. Dubbed the Soulquarians, Jay’s beats would provide the key inspiration for this eclectic group’s best work: The Roots’ Things Fall Apart, D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Badu’s Mamma’s Gun, Q Tip’s Amplified, and Common’s Like Water for Chocolate.

On Tuesday, February 7, 2006- his 32nd birthday- Donuts was released. He spent the day at home with friends and family. Three days later on February 10, James Dewitt Yancey passed away in the arms of his loving mother Maureen. He was put to rest the following week, on Valentine’s Day. As mourners gathered around his final resting place high in the hills of Los Angeles to say their goodbyes, a lone heart appeared in the cloudless sky above, fitting tribute for the man who above all else lived life to do what he loved. And what he loved, he did better than anybody else. For that, we will be forever thankful. Thank you Jay Dee.

Production credits

Year Artist Release Tracks Produced Additional producer / notes
1993 1st Down No Place To Go VLS “No Place To Go”
T.H.I.Q.U.E. Sweet One VLS “Sweet One”
1994 Da Enna C Throw Ya Hands in the AirVLS “NOW”
Da Enna C True To Rap EP “True To Rap remix”, “Pack Da House”
1995 1st Down A Day wit the Homiez VLS Entire Single + Entire 2002 CD Re-Issue with Bonus Tracks
5 Elementz The Album That Time ForgotLP “Whutchawant”, “Feed Back”, “Rockshows”, “Party Groove”, “Janet Jacme”, “E.G.O.”, “Don’t Stop”, “Searchin'” (Released in 1998)
Little Indian One Little Indian VLS “One Little Indian (Jaydee’s *hit Remix)”
Poe Hello LP “Fingertips” R.J. Rice, Lionel Cole
The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia LP Runnin’“, “Bullshit”, “Splatittorium”, “Somethin’ That Means Somethin'”, “Drop“, “Y?” Bootie Brown (“Y?”)
1996 5-Elementz Yester Years EP Intire EP
A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes and Life LP 1nce Again“, “Get a Hold”, “Keeping It Moving”, “Stressed Out“, “Word Play” The Ummah
Busta Rhymes The Coming LP “Keep It Movin'”, “Still Shining” The Ummah
Busta Rhymes Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check CDM “Woo-Hah!! (The Jay-Dee Bounce Remix)”, “Woo-Hah!! (The Jay-Dee Other Shit Remix)” The Ummah
Busta Rhymes It’s a Party VLS “It’s a Party (The Ummah Remix)”, “Ill Vibe (The Ummah Remix)” The Ummah
De La Soul Stakes Is High LP Stakes Is High De La Soul
De La Soul Itzsoweezee (HOT) CDS “Stakes Is High (Remix)”
Keith Murray Enigma LP “Dangerous Ground” The Ummah
Keith Murray The Rhyme VLS “The Rhyme (Slum Village Street Mix)” The Ummah
Natives of da Underground Whatcha Gonna Do For MeVLS “Pack da Hous”, “Brothas Juss Don’t Know” The Ummah
Mad Skillz From Where??? LP “It’s Goin’ Down”, “The Jam”
The Pharcyde Drop VLS “Runnin’ (Jay Dee Remix)”
The Pharcyde Runnin CDS “Runnin’ (Jay Dee Extended Mix)”, “Runnin’ (Smooth Mix)”
The Pharcyde She Said CDS “She Said (Remix)”
The Katz Come Fly With Me Cass “Funny”, “I Dream For You”, “Happy Dayz”
Trüz True Dawgs Cass “True Dawgs (Radio Edit)”, “True Dawgs (Street)”, “Routes To Hell”
Proof Anywhere EP “Vibe Session (Part 1)”
Slum Village Fantastic Vol. 1 LP Entire Album + 2005 Official Release with Bonus Tracks
Various Artists Detroit Hip Hop Volume 1 Proof – “Da Science”
Various Artists NFL Jams AZ, Ray Buchanan, Scott Galbraith & Zhané – “When the Cheering Stops”, Phife Dawg & Rodney Hampton – “Game Day” The Ummah
1997 A Tribe Called Quest Jam EP “Get a Hold”, “Mardi Gras at Midnight” The Ummah
The Brand New Heavies Sometimes CDS “Sometimes (Ummah Remix)” The Ummah
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes… LP “So Hardcore” The Ummah
Crustation Purple CDS “Purple (A Tribe Called Quest Edit)”, “Purple (A Tribe Called Quest Mix)” The Ummah
Janet Jackson Got ‘Til It’s Gone CDS “Got ‘Til It’s Gone (Ummah Jay Dee Revenge Mix)” The Ummah
Jay Dee Jay Dee Unreleased EP Entire EP
Somethin’ for the People All I Do 12″ “All I Do (Jay Dee’s *hit Mix)” The Ummah
1998 A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement LP “4 Moms”, “Against The World”, “Busta’s Lament”, “Da Booty”, “Find a Way“, “His Name Is Mutty Ranks”, “Start It Up”, “Steppin’ It Up” The Ummah, Bay-Lloyd (“Busta’s Lament”)
Bizarre Attack of the Weirdos EP “Butterfly”
Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape Volume III “That Shit” The Ummah
Mood Snake Backs VLS “Secrets of the Sand (Remix)” The Ummah
N’Dea Davenport Bullshittin’ CDS, “Bullshittin’ (Remix)”
The Lone Ranger It’s Yours VLS “The Consequences” The Ummah
1999 5 Ela 5-E Pt. 3 LP “You Ain’t Fresh”, “Ain’t No Love”
Brand New Heavies Saturday Night CDS “Saturday Night (Jay Dee Remix)” The Ummah
Heavy D Heavy LP “Listen” Jay Dee & Q-Tip
Nine Yards Always Find a Way CDS “Always Find a Way (Jay Dee Remix)”
Phife Dawg Bend Ova VLS Entire Single The Ummah
Q-Tip Amplified LP “Wait Up”, “Higher”, “Moving with U”, “Breathe & Stop“, “Let’s Ride”, “Things U Do”, “All In”, “Go Hard”, “Virvant Thing”, “End of Time”, “Do It, Be It, See It” Jay Dee & Q-Tip
The Roots Things Fall Apart LP “Dynamite!” Grand Wizzards
The Roots You Got Me CDS “New Year’s @ Jay Dee” Grand Wizzards
Zooco Grow-Mellow-Flow LP “Butterfly”
2000 Brand New Heavies Trunk Funk Classics: 1991-2000 “Sometimes (Remix)”, “Saturday Nite (Remix)”
Busta Rhymes Anarchy LP “Enjoy Da Ride”, “Live It Up”, “Show Me What You Got”
Common Like Water for Chocolate LP “Time Travelin’ (A Tribute To Fela)”, “Heat”, “Dooinit”, “The Light“, “Funky For You”, “The Questions”, “Time Travelin’ Reprise”, “A Film Called (Pimp)”, “Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World)”, “Thelonius”, “Payback Is A Grandmother” Soulquarians (“Time Travellin”), James Poyser (“Funky For You”, “The Questions”)
D12 The Underground E.P. EP “Cock, Aim, Squeeze”
D’Angelo Voodoo LP “Feel Like Makin’ Love”
De La Soul AOI: Mosaic Thump LP Thru Ya City
Erykah Badu Mama’s Gun LP Didn’t Cha Know?“, “My Life”, “Cleva”, “Kiss Me On My Neck” Soulquarians
Frank-N-Dank Everybody Get Up VLS Entire Single
Frank-N-Dank Me and My Man VLS Entire Single
Guru Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul LP “Certified” (featuring Bilal)
Innerzone Orchestra People Make the World Go Round VLS “People Make the World Go Round (J-88 Mix)”
J-88 Best Kept Secret EP “From Detroit With Love (Intro)”, “Look of Love, Pt. 1”, “Get It Together”, “Stupid Lies”, “Things You Do”, “Keep It On”, “Look of Love, Pt. 2”
Jay Dee Fuck the Police VLS Entire Single
Phat Kat Dedication to the SuckersVLS Entire Single + Entire 2002 CD Re-Issue with Bonus Tracks
Phife Dawg Ventilation: Da LP LP “Bend Ova”, “4 Horsemen”
Que D Quite Delicious VLS Entire Single
Slum Village Fantastic, Vol. 2 LP Entire Album D’Angelo (“Tell Me”), Pete Rock (“Once Upon a Time”)
Slum Village Fall in Love (Remix) VLS Entire Single
Spacek Eve CDS “Eve (Jay Dee Mix)”
Toshinobu Kubota Nothing But Your Love CDS “Nothing But Your Love (Jay Dee Remix)
Various Artists Definition of Ill Phife Dawg – “Ya Heard Me?”
Various Artists Bamboozled OST Common & Erykah Badu – “In the Light Remix (For U)”
Various Artists The Hurricane OST Black Star – “Little Brother”
Various Artists Lyricist Lounge 2 Royce da 5’9″ – “Let’s Grow”
2001 Bahamadia BB Queen LP “One-4-Teen (Funky for You)” (Limited Pressings Only)
Bilal 1st Born Second LP “Reminisce”
Busta Rhymes Genesis LP “Genesis”, “Make It Hurt”
Chino XL I Told You So LP “Don’t Say a Word”, “How It Goes”
De La Soul AOI: Bionix LP “Peer Pressure”
Jay Dee Welcome 2 Detroit LP Entire Album Karriem Riggins (“The Clapper”)
Lucy Pearl Without You VLS “Without You (Jay Dee Remix)
Mos Def Can U C the Pride in the Panther VLS “Can U C the Pride in the Panther? (Remix)”
Que D Still Bangin’ VLS “In Yo Face”
2002 Big Tone The Party Crasher VLS “The Party Crasher (J Dilla Mix)”
Busta Rhymes It Ain’t Safe No More LP “It Ain’t Safe No More”, “What Up”, “Turn Me Up Some”
Common Electric Circus LP “Soul Power”, “Aquarius”, “Electric Wire Hustler Flower”, “New Wave”, “Star *69 (PS With Love)”, “Between Me, You & Liberation”, “I Am Music” Soulquarians
DJ Jazzy Jeff The Magnificent EP “Are U Ready?”
Frank-N-Dank Off Ya Chest VLS Entire Single
Frank-N-Dank Push EP Entire Single
Jay Dee Vol. 1: Unreleased Entire Compilation
Frank-N-Dank Push / “Okay” VLS “Push”, “Okay”
Que D Que D Limited Edition CD “Supa Shit”, “Kilo”, “Cash Flow”, “Michele”, “Rock Box”, “Don’t Stop”, “In Yo Face”
Slum Village Trinity (Past, Present and Future) LP “Hoes”, “Let’s”, “One”
Talib Kweli Quality LP “Where Do We Go?”, “Stand to the Side”
Various Artists 2 Thousand And One Bahamadia – One-4-Teen (Funky For You) (Jay Dee’s Remix)
Various Artists Lyricist Lounge: West Coast Chino XL & Saafir – “How It Goes”
Various Artists Stones Throw White Label #1 Jaylib – “The Message” Jaylib
2003 ASD Wer Hätte Das Gedacht? LP “Komm Schon”
ASD Hey Du EP “Wenn Ihr Fühlt…”
Common Come Close Remix (Closer)CDS “Come Close Remix (Closer)”
Daft Punk Daft Club “Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix)”
De La Soul Shoomp CDS Entire Single
Frank-N-Dank Ma Dukes VLS Entire Single
Frank-N-Dank 48 Hrs LP Entire Album (Shelved But Widely Bootlegged)
Jay Dee Ruff Draft EP Entire EP & Entire 2007 CD Re-Issue with Bonus Tracks
Jay Dee Vol. 2: Vintage Entire Compilation
Jaylib Champion Sound” LP “L.A. to Detroit”, “Nowadayz, “The Red“, “Raw Shit”, “The Heist”, “React”, “Strip Club”, “The Exclusive”, “Starz” + “Raw Addict” & “Pills” (Deluxe Edition / Limited Edition UK) Jaylib
Jaylib Raw Addict VLS Entire Single Jaylib
Royce da 5’9″ Build and Destroy” MIX “Life Goes On”
Subtitle Greatest Hit$$ MIX “Mark Luv Mixtape Song”
T-Love Long Way Back” LP[2] “When You’re Older (Ode To The Pickaninny)”, “Who Smoked Sunshine?”, “Long Way Back”, “Chiquita” Ron E. (“Long Way Back”)
Vivian Green Fanatic VLS “Fanatic (Jay Dee Mix)”
2004 Amp Fiddler I Believe in You CDS “I Believe in You (Jaylib Mix)”
Amp Fiddler Waltz of a Ghetto Fly LP[3] “Intro”, “You Play Me”, “Waltz of a Ghetto Fly” Amp Fiddler (“You Play Me”)
Consequence Take ‘Em to the Cleaners MIX “The Consequences”
De La Soul The Grind Date LP “Verbal Clap”, “Much More” + “Shoomp” (Limited Edition)
DJ Cam Liquid Hip Hop LP “Love Junkee (J Dilla Remix)”
eLZhi Witness My Growth: The Mixtape ’97-’04 MIX “Days and Nights”, “Concrete Eyes”, “Love It Here”, “Look at My Friends”
Frank-N-Dank Xtended Play Version 3.13 LP “Okay”, “Let’s Go”, “M.C.A. (Music Cemetery of America)”
Oh No The Disrupt LP “Move”
Phat Kat The Undeniable LP “Dedication 2004”, “Destiny”, “Big Booties” B.R. Gunna “Big Booties”
Proof I Miss the Hip Hop Shop LP “Bring It 2 Me”
Prozack Turner Death, Taxes and Prozack LP “Leisure Rules”
Slum Village Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) LP “Do You”
Various Artists The House Shoes Collection Vol. 1: I Got Next MIX Jay Dee – “Beej N Dem (Atomic Dog Remix)”, Dabrye – “Game Over”, Slum Village – “World Full of Sadness” Dabrye (“Game Over”)
Various Artists Blue Note Revisited Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (J Dilla Remix)
Various Artists Stones Throw 100 EP Jaylib – “Popshit” Jaylib
2005 Common Be LP “Love Is…”, “It’s Your World”
Copywrite Cruise Control Mixtape Vol. 1MIX “Clap!”, “That’s a Wrap”, “Alright”
Dabrye Two/Three LP “Game Over (Remix)” Dabrye
Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio Love Is the Answer LP “Antiquity”
Jay Dee V.3 Instrumentals Entire Compilation
Lawless Element Soundvision: In Stereo LP “The Shining” Young R.J.
M.E.D. Push Comes to Shove LP “Push”, “So Real”
Moka Only Dirty Jazz LP “Franks and Beans”, “One Time”
Moka Only The Desired Effect LP “One Time (The Re-Up Version)”
Slum Village Prequel to a Classic MIX “It’z Your World”, “Who Are We?” Young R.J. (“It’z Your World”)
Dwele Some Kinda… LP “Keep On” (featuring Slum Village)
Steve Spacek Space Shift LP “Dollar”
Talib Kweli Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD MIX “Roll Off Me”
Various Artists NBA 2K6: The Tracks Common – “The Movement”
2006 A.G. Get Dirty Radio LP “Hip Hop Quotable”
Busta Rhymes The Big Bang LP “You Can’t Hold the Torch”
Four Tet Remixes (Four Tet album) “As Serious as Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)”
Ghostface Killah Fishscale LP “Beauty Jackson”*, “Whip You with a Strap”*
J Dilla Donuts* LP Entire Album*
J Dilla Donuts EP: J. Rocc’s Picks Entire EP* with Bonus Track
J Dilla The Shining LP Entire Posthumous Album Karriem Riggins, Madlib (“Baby”)
Oh No Turn That Shit Up MIX[4] “Move”, “Pandemonium”* “Loudah”
The Roots Game Theory LP “Dilltastic Vol Won(derful)”, “Can’t Stop This”* The Roots
The Visionaries We Are the Ones (We Have Been Waiting For) LP “All Right”
Various Artists Hand 2 Hand MIX “This That Heat”*
Various Artists Chrome Children Guilty Simpson – “Clap Your Hands”, Jaylib – “Take It Back”, J Dilla – “Nothing Like This”
2007 Busta Rhymes Dillagence MIX “Words from Ma Dukes”, “Takin’ What’s Mine”, “Step Up”, “The Conversation”, “Code of the Streets”, “Lightworks”*, “How We Roll”, “Best That Ever Did It”, “Psycho”, “The Range”, “Not Right Now”, “The Other Side of the Road”, “Who Tryin’ to Kill You?”, “High”, “Dillagence Outro”
Chaundon Ambitions as a Writer MIX “Strap”*, “Fuck Ya Damn Beats”*
Common Finding Forever LP “So Far to Go”*
Copywrite The Jerk V0 MIX “Best Seller”, “Waiting to Inhale”
Eric Roberson …Left “Pretty Girl” James Poyser & J Dilla
Ghostface Killah Hidden Darts: Special Edition “Murda Goons”*
Guilty Simpson Man’s World VLS “Man’s World”
Guilty Simpson Stray Bullets MIX “La La”, “Man’s World”
Illa J Illa J EP “Me & My Brother”
Jay Dee Jaydeelicious: Delicious Vinyl Years Entire Compilation
J Dilla Jay Love Japan EP Entire EP
Phat Kat Carte Blanche LP “Nasty Ain’t It”, “My Old Label”, “Cold Steel”, “Game Time”, “Don’t Nobody Care About Us”
Various Artists B-Ball Zombie War Guilty Simpson – “Make It Fast”, Madlib – “The Wigflip””, Quasimoto – Hydrant Game (Jaylib Remix)
2008 Akrobatik Absolute Value LP “Put Ya Stamp on It”
Big Pooh Rapper’s Deight LP “Respect It”*, “Plastic Cups”*
DillaGhostDoom Sniperlite 12″ “Sniper Elite”*, “Murda Goons”*, “Sniperlite (Bonus Mix)”*
Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto LP “I Must Love You”
Illa J Yancey Boys LP Entire Album Illa J & Mike Floss
Q-Tip The Renaissance LP Move“, “Feva” (UK Bonus Track)
Royce da 5’9″ Lost and Found MIX “Snatchies”
2009 Doom Born Like This LP “Gazillion Ear”, “Lightworks”*
Dynas The Apartment LP “The Apartment”
Finale A Pipe Dream and a PromiseLP “Heat”
Guilty Simpson Stress VLS Entire Single
J Dilla Dillanthology 1 Entire Compilation
J Dilla Dillanthology 2 Entire Compilation
J Dilla Dillanthology 3 Entire Compilation
Mos Def The Ecstatic LP “History”
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II LP “House of Flying Daggers”, “Ason Jones”, “10 Bricks”
Skyzoo The Power of Words MIX “Alphabet Soup”
2010 J Dilla Donut Shop EP Entire Collection
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) LP “Love”
Slum Village Villa Manifesto LP “Lock It Down”, “We’ll Show You”
2012 Joey Badass 1999 “Snakes”, “Where It’$ At?”
2013 Yancey Boys (Illa J & Frank Nitt) Sunset Blvd. LP Entire Album
Joey Badass Two Lips 7″ Entire Single
Talib Kweli Gravitas LP “Colors of You”
MK Asante ft.Maya Angelou Buck: A Memoir Original Book Soundtrack “My Victory”
2014 Jaded Incorporated The Big Knock “Monster”
Magnif The Shining PT.2 Entire Single
Nas The Season Entire Single
2015 Joey Bada$$ B4.Da.$$ LP “Like Me” (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid)
Frank Nitt Frankie Rothstein LP “Official Supreme” (featuring Botni Applebum)
Slum Village Yes LP “Intro”, “Fantastic/Love Is”, “Tear It Down”, “Expressive”, “Windows”, “Yes Yes” (Remix), “Right Back”, “Too Much”, “What We Have”
Magnif The Last Entire Single
2016 Phife Dawg Nutshell Entire Single
J Dilla The Diary LP “The Anthem”, “Trucks”, “Give Them What They Want”, “Fuck the Police”

Instrumentalist

Year Artist Release Track(s) Role(s)
1995 The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia LP “All Live” Drums
Poe Hello LP “Fingertips” Drum Programming
2000 D’Angelo Voodoo LP Various songs (Uncredited) Drum Programming, Sampler
Erykah Badu Mama’s Gun LP “Booty” Bass, Drum Programming
2002 Common Electric Circus LP “Jimi Was a Rock Star” Moog Synthesizer, Drums, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming
2005 Slum Village Prequel to a Classic MIX “Who Boy” Keyboards

Vocal appearances

Year Artist Release Track(s)
1997 Tami Hert If You Were Mine VLS “If You Were Mine (Detroit Demolition Mix)”
2000 Common Like Water for Chocolate LP “Heat”, “Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World)”, “Thelonious”
Que D Quite Delicious VLS “Supa Shit””
2001 Bahamadia BB Queen LP “One-4-Teen (Funky for You)”
2002 Frank-N-Dank Off Ya Chest VLS “Take Dem Clothes Off”
2003 Nottz & Boogie Best Kept Secret MIX “Fight Club”
2004 B.R. Gunna Dirty District: Vol. 2 LP “Do Your Thang”, “Stupid”
Dabrye Two/Three “Game Over”
DJ Cam Liquid Hip Hop LP “Love Junkee (J Dilla Remix)”
Pete Rock Soul Survivor II LP “Niggaz Know”
Phat Kat The Undeniable LP “Door”
Slum Village Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) LP “Reunion”
Wale Oyejide One Day, Everything Changed LP “There’s a War Going On”
2005 Diamond D The Diamond Mine “We Gangstas”
Lawless Element Soundvision: In Stereo LP “Love”, “Words From Dilla”
Platinum Pied Pipers Triple P LP “Shotgun”, “Act Like You Know”
Platinum Pied Pipers Ubiquity VLS “Shotgun (Remix)”
Sa-Ra The Second Time Around “Thrilla”