J Dilla

The Legend

Role Model

My role model is J dilla. The reason I chose this musical producer is because he is not only an inspiration to me but to many rappers and producers. Such as, Pete Rock, Madlib, Drake, J Cole, Mac Miller, and many more. J Dilla is more of a legendary hip hop producer than a role model.

J Dilla or James Yancey, was born on February 7, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan. Also he was the oldest of four children. As he got he gained many jobs related to his musical talents. Such as musical producing, recording, rapping, and being a DJ or disc jockey. Growing up in the hip hop scene he had major accomplishments from making a beat for hip hop artist Biggie Smalls, to signing to MCA records in 2002. Also, he worked with Kanye West. But it came to an end when he was diagnosed with Lupus and died on February 10, 2006.