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.