It was a birthday celebration of epic proportions in Miami this past weekend in honor of J-Dilla. The late producer's mother, Ma Dukes, and the good people of the Dilla Foundation honored her son James Dewitt Yancy aka J Dilla with a three-day concert. Rap fans from all over the map were treated to performances from the best lyricists and DJs hip-hop has to offer.

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It's been about 10 years to the day since Dilla dropped off his final album Donuts before succumbing to the rare blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. As a tribute to critically acclaimed beatsmith, Bun B, Jay Electronica, Rapsody, 9th Wonder, A.F.R.O., Diamond D and plenty more extended birthday wishes to Dilla as if he was still with us today.

Happy birthday JD and may you rest in peace.

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