Today marks a sad day in music history. It was 5 years ago that James Yancey, aka J Dilla, passed away. His music touched many artist, reach far outside of hip hop. It was that summer, following the murder of Deshaun "Proof" Holton, I decided to leave Detroit for NYC. Feeling homesick from time to time, it really helped that Brooklyn was showing Dilla a lot of love.
Thank you Brooklyn, for helping to make the transition smoother. And more important, thank you, Jay Dee.