James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey succumbed to Lupus in 2006 at the age of 32. His short, but prolific and highly-influential career still resounds today. From his work on chart topping singles for Common, The Roots, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Janet Jackson, etc., to his own genre redefining solo releases, J Dilla’s work as a true innovator continues to inspire nearly eight-years after his death. Yesterday, Friday February 7th, 2014, Detroit hosted the beginning of a worldwide celebration of the life of James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey. ‘Dilla Day Detroit 2014’ will feature live performances from a host of internationally acclaimed artists. In his honor and to pay tribute to J Dilla & “Dilla Day Detroit,” Slum Village unveils the first single, “Yes Yes,” from there forthcoming and as of yet untitled LP which will drop this Spring and will feature production from Jay Dee, Black Milk and Young RJ.