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Jay Dee (J Dilla) - Welcome to Detroit

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Welcome 2 Detroit is the 2001 debut solo album from Slum Village producer J Dilla (aka Jay Dee). The album followed the group's critically acclaimed Fantastic, Vol. 2, and kicked off BBE's Beat Generation series (producer-driven albums). The album cemented Dilla's reputation amongst those in the know as a virtuoso beatmaker. "This cat Peter from the label BBE called me to do a breakbeat album," Jay Dee explained. "Well that's what it was supposed to be cuz it's in the Beat Generation series. Instead of doing a breakbeat album, there were some cats from the Detroit that are unsigned and I gave them the opportunity to shine. With the interludes and a few other instrumentals, I just wanted a little bit of everything. Something for DJs and the people that dig it. Just something to have for the collection."

"A non-commercial romp through his personal stash of beats and ideas...A must for voyeuristic hip hop fans who pay attention to production." – Pulse, 2001

"The album is jam packed with tight grooves which cross over the kaleidoscopic sonic history of James Yancey's 26 years." – ID Magazine, 2001

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