It's Dilla's birthday.
I don't know everything about James Yancey but one thing I do know is he inspired me to do my own thing and there is a world of people who like instrumental experimental hip hop. If it wasn't for stumbling on to him, I'd probably be trying to sell $5 beats on sound click. Which I don't knock but I don't think it's for me. Listening to him and DOOM taught me I got to express myself how I express myself and not to rely on someone else to get that expression out.
Here's a Spotify playlist I made of some of my favorites.