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[News] Common Says Raps About J Dilla On "Rewind That" Were "Healing," Recalls Battling Kanye West

It's been nearly 10 years since Detroit, Michigan musician J Dilla passed away due to complications from Lupus.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Art Daily


Maureen Yancey, left, mother of the late James A'J DillaA' Yancey, with Timothy Anne Burnside, a popular music historian with the SmithsonianA's National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

Detroit Free Press

J Dilla's music equipment on display at new Smithsonian museum

A new Smithsonian museum will incorporate music production equipment owned by the late Detroit hip-hop artist James Yancey, known as J Dilla.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014


The Smithsonian to house Detroit hip hop legend J Dilla's MPC, custom Moog synthesizer

Detroit hip hop legend J Dilla passed away in 2006 at the age of 32, but his legacy will live on at The Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C. An MPC is a beat machine and a Moog is an analog music synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music.


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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Hispanic Business

J Dilla Hip-Hop Collection Donated to National Museum of African American History and Culture

The items will be part of the museum's growing arts and entertainment collection designed to explore how popular music helped shape the nation's history and culture politically and socially.


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J Dilla's MPC and Moog Synthesizer to Be Displayed in the Smithsonian

The enduring legacy of J Dilla has been further reinforced today with news that the pioneering hip-hop producer's MPC and Moog synthesizer will be displayed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.


Wed Jul 16, 2014


[News] Dr. Dre, Rick Rubin, Q-Tip Named Among Hip Hop's "Most...

Green Label takes "A Look At Hip Hop's 15 Most Influential Producers From The Past Decade.


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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Nightlife Agenda: A Wyoming rodeo and a new rooftop hotspot

Del Campo hosts the first public event on its rooftop deck this Friday. If all goes well, it will become a monthly party.


Related Topix: Wyoming, Wyoming Government, George Washington University, Life, Food, Dining, Drink, Beer