Wednesday, February 2, 2011

J Dilla Tribute

The boys over at Dearly Departed have done it again. They have teamed up with the J Dilla Foundation (thanks Ma Dukes), Rhyme & Reason Radio, and others to bring you what is going to be one memorable night. All proceeds go to the J Dilla Foundation, in addition Dearly Departed will also be releasing an exclusive DD x J Dilla Foundation t-shirt. Don't sleep on this one!!!! It's going to be major! Come out and support a great cause all while hearing the dopest Dilla beats!  TURN IT UP! 

"The Mission of The J Dilla Foundation is to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula.

The foundation was started by Maureen Yancey, mother of acclaimed producer James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey. J Dilla was a Grammy award winning record producer and artist who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. According to, he was one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists, working for big-name acts such as Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Common and Janet Jackson.

J Dilla passed away in 2006 after long suffering with Lupus and the rare blood disease TTP. “Dilla was about love in many formats,” Maureen states. “One of the things he wanted me to do with his legacy was to use it to help others… kids who were musically gifted but had little hope due to poverty.” It is the foundation’s hope that by funding and encouraging such progressive music curricula, young prodigies, and music enthusiast alike will have the tools and support they need to flourish and become successful within the entertainment industry. The importance of urban music in academia is also heavily stressed." 

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