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J Dilla

1974 - 2006

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James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer, drummer, rapper, and songwriter. He emerged during the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, as a member of the group Slum Village. He was also a member of the Soulquarians, a musical collective active during the late 1990s and early 2000s.Yancey died at the age of 32 from a combination of TTP and lupus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J Dilla has received more than 4,995,442 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. J Dilla is the 1,929th most popular singer (up from 1,991st in 2019), the 10,480th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,872nd in 2019) and the 544th most popular American Singer.

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  • 22

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  • 3.21

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Among singers, J Dilla ranks 1,929 out of 3,528Before him are Ray Gillen, Mira Awad, Zlata Ognevich, Irma Thomas, Enrico Ruggeri, and C. J. Ramone. After him are Booba, Begum Akhtar, Hindi Zahra, Dahyun, Pascal Obispo, and Steve Strange.

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Among people born in 1974, J Dilla ranks 258Before him are Nicole Krauss, Bjarke Ingels, Jemaine Clement, Meg White, Hichem Mechichi, and Rasheed Wallace. After him are David Faustino, Krisztina Egerszegi, Stephen Merchant, Kōji Wada, Christopher Gorham, and Randall Park. Among people deceased in 2006, J Dilla ranks 326Before him are Edward Albert, Padmini, Marian Marsh, Suzanne Morrow Francis, Sandy West, and Val Guest. After him are Jorge Mendonça, Doug Serrurier, Buck Owens, Larry Black, László Jeney, and Valentín Elizalde.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J Dilla ranks 10,480 out of 18,182Before him are Victoria Rowell (1959), Dick Jones (1927), Mike Flanagan (1978), Vincent Matthews (1947), Frank Hussey (1905), and Wendell Ford (1924). After him are Charles Lane (1905), Pauline Frederick (1883), David Faustino (1974), Fred Armisen (1966), James Gentle (1904), and James Skivring Smith (1825).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, J Dilla ranks 544Before him are Johnny Ace (1929), Aimee Mann (1960), Meg White (1974), Ray Gillen (1959), Irma Thomas (1941), and C. J. Ramone (1965). After him are Joyce DiDonato (1969), Black Francis (1965), Mitch Miller (1911), Madison Beer (1999), Tiffany Young (1989), and Anita Baker (1958).