haven't seen this on Mice Chat yet, so thought I'd be the one.

J Dilla, hip-hop MC/producer (1974-2005)

Did beats for A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Busta Rhymes, Tha Pharcyde, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Q-Tip, and a whole lot more.

Founding member of Slum Village.

Admired by super star hip-hop producers like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West.

Died from complications related to lupus.

He will be missed dearly by many music lovers worldwide.

Current album out now - "Donuts" - on Stones Throw Records. Crazy dope bug-out instrumental hip-hop album.