[UPDATE: J Dilla is fine and well! He's healthy and thanks everyone for their support!]
Straight from Jay Smooth at Hiphopmusic.com
Hip-hop/soul producer Jay Dee (aka J Dilla), one half of the super rapper-producer tandem Jaylib (with esteemed beatmaker Madlib), is sick and in the hospital -- but he is not in a coma as The Roots' ?uest Love incorrectly reported on Monday. "He is not in a coma, and his life is not in danger," according to a statement released via a rep from Stones Throw Records, Madlib's recording home. "We spoke to [Jay's] mother who was with him only hours after this rumor began to spread on [Monday], and she confirmed that it was false."
To those of you who don't know, Jay has been battling kidney problems as a result of malnutrition and is in need of a transplant.
Keep J Dilla in your prayers and send your love.
Peep Jay Dee's extensive discography. The man is no joke behind the boards.
Get well, homie!