Today would have been J. Dilla’s 40th Birthday. James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey succumbed to Lupus in 2006 at the age of 32. His short, but prolific and highly-influential career still resounds today. From his work on chart topping singles for Common, The Roots, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Janet Jackson, etc., to his own genre redefining solo releases, J Dilla’s work as a true innovator continues to inspire nearly eight-years after his death.

Celebrate his 40th birthday by attending Dilla Day Detroit 2014 in Detroit where there will be live performances from a host of internationally acclaimed artists. DJ Premier and Pete Rock will battle and anchor the wheels of steel for ‘Dilla Day Detroit’ and De La Soul and Slum Village, two groups which are pillars of Hip-Hop culture will also be performing, as well as Guilty Simpson and Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest will be in attendance to debut the video for his new single ‘#DearDilla’ and the event will be hosted by Ro Spit and Grap Luva.

Today In his honor and to pay tribute to J Dilla & “Dilla Day Detroit,” Slum Village unveils the first single, “Yes Yes,” from there forthcoming and as of yet untitled LP which will drop this Spring. Listen below.