J Dilla's mother, Mauren 'Ma Dukes' Yancey-Smith was recently invited to radio station Hot 97 to talk about what she has in the works. And that would be a children's book and audio book dedicated to the life of her son. The Life Story of James Deweitt Yancey, which is set for release on November 21, was illustrated by Tokio Aoyama, and narrated by Ma Dukes, herself.

Focusing on the early years of Dilla's life, the book's proceeds will go to the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation.