Ty Dolla $ign, Questlove, Erykah Badu, and Common are among those who have cited Detroit’s late great rapper and producer J Dilla as an inspiration. Dilla, who died due to complications from lupus in 2006, left his mark on his hometown and the world of hip-hop at large in so many ways — leaving behind Slum Village, the hip-hop group made up of high school cohorts Dilla, Baatin (born Titus Glover, who died in 2009), and T3 in 1991.
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