J Dilla Foundation by Yaya Martinez
February 6, 2010, 1:36 am
Filed under: respect, Rest in Paradise

The J Dilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula. The foundation was started by Maureen Yancey, mother of acclaimed producer James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey. J Dilla was a Grammy award winning record producer and artist who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan.

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