FX Networks has released the official trailer and a first look at the forthcoming documentary, “The New York Times Presents: The Legacy of J Dilla.”
Dilla, also known as Jay Dee, was born James Dewitt Yancy on February 7, 1974, in Detroit, Michigan.
J Dilla began creating a buzz in 1990 as a co-founder and member of the group Slum Village.
His ability to create tracks that sounded both vintage and futuristic led to Dilla being credited for playing a significant role in shaping the sound of Hip Hop in the late 1990s.
Dilla was diagnosed with a rare blood disease in 2002, but that didn’t stop his grind.
J Dilla died on February 10, 2006, at the age of 32
In his short lifetime, J Dilla was a musician, producer, and visionary who profoundly influenced rap and hip-hop.
“The Legacy of J Dilla” asks how prolific he was in his 32 years, why didn’t his accolades come sooner?
Watch the official trailer and a sneak peek below.
“The New York Times Presents: The Legacy of J Dilla” premieres on Friday, April 7 on FX Networks and will stream on Hulu the next day.
Will you be watching?