On February 10, 2006 hip-hop’s most influential producer passed away from an incurable blood disease and was diagnosed with lupus. J Dilla worked with some of the biggest artists in hip-hop such as Common, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Questlove, Talib Kweli and many more. The legacy of J Dilla still lives on to this day by new and old producers and artists using his beats as guidance. The latest album Jay Stay Paid was released in 06/02/09. Dilla’s Jay Stay Paid is a collection of unreleased beats mixed by Pete Rock and features verses from Black Thought, Havoc, Raekwon, MF Doom, and M.O.P. Jay Stay Paid is in stores and online. To learn more about the legendary producer visit Stones Throw Records.