James -J Dilla / Jay Dee- Yancey leaves behind an impression on Hip Hop that will last the test of time. A bridge between Hip Hop’s underground and mainstream. Dilla’s contributions ranged from single handedly defining Detroit Hip Hop as a founding member of Slum Village to providing his production talents to Common. D’Angelo. Busta Rhymes. Erykah Badu. A Tribe Called Quest. The Pharcyde. The Roots. Janet Jackson and Macy Gray.