There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in a sometimes minor, sometimes major way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.
February 10, 2006
On February 10, 2006, legendary producer J. Dilla passed away due to complications from lupus and an incurable blood disease. Dilla was known for producing songs for many hip-hop's artists, including; A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, MF Doom, Common, and many more. Three days before his death, Dilla turned 32 and released his final album, the critically acclaimed Donuts. Why Donuts? Well, Jay Dee loved donuts, enough that his uncle recently opened a Detroit doughnut shop in his honor, Dilla's Delights. RIP J Dilla.
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