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Vibe Article Helps Dilla’s Family Earn Dough-Nuts

J Dilla’s mom, Maureen Yancey tells HipHopDX how Vibe‘s recent feature was beneficial in her fight for unpaid royalties.

“The sad saga of artists being sued for using Dilla beats and profits earned by the estate not trickling down to Dilla’s two daughters and mother was for the first time fully documented for the world to see in the February 2009 issue of VIBE magazine in an article penned by Kelley Louise Carter entitled Dollars To Donuts.  

‘Oh, it’s in a much better place thanks to the VIBE article,’ a very relieved-sounding Maureen Yancey (b.k.a. James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey’s mother, a.k.a. ‘Ma Dukes’) …That was a groundbreaking point for us. I think because of the viewer audience for that magazine, it made all the difference in the world.'”

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