In Hip Hop History Today “J Dilla released Welcome 2 Detroit” February 27, 2001
Welcome 2 Detroit is the February 27, 2001 debut solo album from Slum Village producer J Dilla. Welcome 2 Detroit was preceded by the 12″ single “Fuck the Police”, a cut which didn’t make the final album although it is considered to be among his best material. The album cemented J Dilla’s reputation amongst those in the know as a virtuoso beatmaker.
Welcome 2 Detroit bears the name “Jay Dee” as well as “J Dilla”, and marks the first time Dilla who up until that point was still known as Jay Dee officially used the name J Dilla. Listen to Welcome 2 Detroit above.