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He was The cause was cardiac arrest, according to his mother, Maureen Yancey. She said he had been suffering from lupus and had recently been hospitalized for pneumonia. Yancey was celebrated for the beats he made, which tended to be warm and slightly off-kilter. Yancey pioneered a subdued, sometimes spaced-out form of hip-hop. His cult of fans stretched around the world he had an especially devoted following in Europe and Japanand it included many of his more commercially successful contemporaries.
Pharrell Williams, from the Neptunes, once called him his favorite producer, and Common has called him "one of the greatest ever. In addition to his mother he is survived by his father, Beverly Yancey, and by his two daughters: Ja-mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow. Yancey never married. Yancey came of age in Detroit's hip-hop scene, and word of his meticulous but casual style soon spread.
Bywhen Slum Village released its breakthrough album, "Fantastic, Vol. By then, he was also a member of the loose-knit hip-hop collective known as the Soulquarians, which included D'Angelo, James Poyser and members of the Roots. That year, Mr.
Yancey was ubiquitous; his laid-back sound could be heard on CD's by Common, Ms. But he never quite stormed the pop charts, which seemed to suit him fine. He loved abstract, smudgy bass lines, woozy samples, tricky rhythms that deemphasized backbeats. As a consequence, many of the rappers he worked with were Whip You With A Strap - DJ Linx - James Dewitt Yancey Best Producer On The Mic Vol.
1 digressive than declarative; Common's rambling style fit particularly well with Mr. Yancey's leisurely beats. When he moved to Los Angeles, Mr. Yancey teamed up Francine - ZZ Top - The Best Of ZZ Top Stones Throw Records. The Panama - Van Halen - One Way To Rock - Live in Costamesa, CA is home to the like-minded producer Madlib; together, the two renamed themselves Jaylib and released a well-regarded album called "Champion Sound.
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