James Dewitt Yancey: J Dilla

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974–February 10, 2006), better known as J Dilla, was a prolific hip-hop artist who collaborated with many hip-hop greats—from Questlove to Erykah Badu to Eminem. The podcast, "Sidedoor: ep. 13 | this one’s for dilla," tells the story of J Dilla’s life and legacy through those that knew him best—his mother (aka Ma Dukes), James Poyser, and Frank Nitt—and some surprising objects on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.