12/5/14 O&A With WaleStylez: J Dilla And Stussy Vinyl Toy by Pay Jay Productions

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.

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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. ” 

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