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On August 22nd, 2006 J Dilla’s 'The Shining' will serve as a
testament to the fact that legends never die.
On February 10th, 2006, the world of Hip Hop lost J Dilla aka Jay
James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey leaves behind an impression on Hip Hop that
will last the test of time. A bridge between Hip Hop’s underground
and mainstream, Dilla’s contributions ranged from single handedly
defining Detroit Hip Hop as a founding member of Slum Village to
providing his production talents to Common, D’Angelo, Busta Rhymes,
Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, The Roots, Janet
Jackson and Macy Gray.
The Shining marked the reunion of J Dilla & BBE, who had released
Welcome 2 Detroit, J Dilla’s debut album. The Shining serves as
showcase of J Dilla’s talents which features him not only as a
producer, but also as a rapper, singer and musician. Featured guests
on this album include Busta Rhymes, Common, Pharoahe Monch, D’Angelo,
Madlib, Black Thought, Medaphor aka MED, and Guilty Simpson.