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James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (1974–2006)

James 'Jay Dee' Yancey was born on February 7, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He died on February 10, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2011 The Sitter (writer: "Runnin'" - as James Yancy)
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pharmacy Double/Bullet Train (2010) ... (performer: "It's Like That" - uncredited)
 2008 Step Brothers (writer: "Breathe and Stop" - as James Yancey)
 2007 Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Video Game) (performer: "Move Part 2")
 2007 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Dream Team (2007) ... (performer: "Won't Do" - uncredited)
 2007 Daddy's Little Girls (performer: "Move Pt. 2" - as J Dilla) / (producer: "Move Pt. 2" - as James Yancey) / (writer: "Push", "Move Pt. 2" - as James Yancey)
 2003 Bad Boys II (writer: "Didn't Mean" - as James DeWitt Yancey)
 2002 8 Mile (writer: "Runnin'" - as James Yancey)
 2002 Orange County (as James Yancey, "The Light")
 2001 On the Line (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as James Yancey)
 2001 Max Keeble's Big Move (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as James Yancey)
 2001 Made (writer: "Thru Ya City" (which contains "Summer in the City") - as James Yancey)
 2000 Miss Congeniality (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as J.D. Yancey)
 2000 Get Carter (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as James Yancey)
 2000 Bamboozled (writer: "The Light" Remix - as James Yancey)
 2000 The Replacements (writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same")
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds (writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as J. Yancey)
 2000 The Next Best Thing (writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as J. Yancey)
 1999 Office Space (writer: "Get Dis Money" - as J. Yancey)
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J Dilla aka Jay Dee | J. Dilla

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THe last album he released during his life, the instrumental "Donuts," was released Tuesday, February 7, 2006, three days prior to his death. See more »


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