By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.
J Dilla’s estate pay homage to the missed hip-hop beat maker with a 7.5″-tall vinyl toy made in collaboration with Detroit artist Sintex. The toy was designed and sculpted by Seoul-based toy artist P2PL. Stussy’s logo officially licensed the figurine, which comes with a removable hat, chain and MPC sampler.
The figurine is limited to just a first addition of just 2,000 pieces. Interested J Dilla fans and toy collector can purchase it at www.rappcats.com. The retail price is $60.
James Dewitt Yancey is better known by the stage names J Dilla. He was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. J. Dilla died in 2006 of the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
According to his obituary at NPR.org, “He was one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists, working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Poe, The Roots, The Pharcyde and Common. ”