One of our all time favorites in Hip Hop was the amazing and incredible J Dilla. J Dilla would produce some of the best beats in Hip Hop and for many artists A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, The Pharcyde, MF Doom and so many more. We first learned of J Dilla in being a member of his Detroit crew, Slum Village. He would also work with another favorite, Madlib, which they would form Jaylib. J Dilla has been gone since 2006, but his music lives on and strong to this day and his life is celebrated each year.
J Dilla fans can now truly celebrate in his J Dilla vinyl figure that will be released next February 2015 from Pay Jay Productions. The figure is limited to only 2000.
Here is the official information for the J Dilla figure:
On sale at Rappcats: J DILLA FIGURE
Exclusive pre-order at Rappcats.com for February 2015 release | The J Dilla Figure is an official Pay Jay Productions release, produced under the oversight of the Estate of James Yancey.
The Figure was conceived and rendered by Detroit artist Sintex, designed and sculpted by Seoul-based toy artist P2PL. It was manufactured by Blitzway on behalf of Pay Jay. It is a collaborative release with Stussy, whose logo is officially licensed.
The Figure is 7.5″ tall. The Figure’s hat, sampler and chain are removable and the Figure’s arms articulate. The Figure comes in a custom designed box, wrapped in paper to best attempt to protect the box from rubbing in shipping. The Figure comes in a clamshell case inside the box. Please note that the box is for the protection of the Figure during transportation and is not replaceable if damaged.
Pay Jay Productions was founded by J Dilla (James Yancey). The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.
Note: Photos of an early prototype of this figure were leaked online last year. This is the first and only time the figure has been produced.
Limited edition of 2000. There will be no further production of this limited edition version of the figure.