James Dewitt Yancey Foundation

GIVING BACK THROUGH MUSIC

"I never knew a luh, luh-luh, a love like this ... Gotta be something for me to write this"

- Common ("The Light")

Prod. by Jay Dee 

James Dewitt Yancey’s (JAY DEE / J.DILLA / DILLA) legacy is celebrated in over 20 major cities worldwide during the month of February commemorating his birth & death (February 7, 1972 - February 10, 2006).

Raised in the Conant Gardens section of Detroit, Jay Dee has created chart topping singles for Dwele, Common, D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Q Tip, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, & many others as well as genre redefining solo releases. J DILLA’s work touched all seven continents, and left a forever mark on history and popular music. He is also credited with creating the genre known as “Neo-Soul”.

DILLA succumbed to Lupus in 2006, at the age of 32. DILLA's Mother, Maureen Yancey-Smith (Ma Dukes) and husband Toney Smith created the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation to ensure his musical legacy is at the forefront of providing music education.

 

Proceeds of your Buddha Belly Bang CBD purchase will be donated directly to OFFICIAL MADUKES and The James Dewitt Yancey Foundation.

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