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Celebrate the life of J. Dilla at Dilla Day Detroit 2013
February 9, 2013

Dilla Day Detroit 2013!Last year we went to this event and had an absolutely incredible experience with the people, the vibe and the performances at the show.   Expect nothing less this year, HoodHype will be in the building shooting performances, interviews and photos.  Be sure to follow HoodHype on Twitter/Instagram and Facebook  or follow MOLA1 on Twitter/Instagram to get updates throughout the show!

Come join us at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit, it going to be an incredible show!

Get Tickets to Dilla Day Detroit Here! 

Check out the official press release, photos and video from last year after the jump!

Official Press Release:

DETROIT:  On Saturday February 9th, 2013 Detroit Yancey Media Group will host the second installment of Dilla Day Detroit, a worldwide celebration of the life and music of the late James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey, live from his hometown. This now two-day event will feature live performances from internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, as well as an open youth music expo on Sunday, February 10th, offering beat-making and other music workshops for youth taught by local and international artists and producers who worked closely with JDilla over the course of his career. A significant portion of the proceeds from Dilla DayDetroit will be directly donated to the re-formed J Dilla Foundation, resuming programming in late 2013.

A native of Detroit's Conant Gardens, James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey succumbed to Lupus in the year 2006 at the age of 32. After his unfortunate passing, the Detroit Free Press, MTV.com, Source Magazine, Los Angeles Times and countless others published articles which hailed his short career of 12 years as one of the most prolific in the history of hip hop. From his work on chart topping singles for Common, The Roots, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Janet Jackson and more to his own genre-redefining solo releases, J Dilla’s work touched all.

This year’s Dilla Day Detroit performers will showcase J Dilla’s influences in hip hop(Royce Da 5'9", Talib Kweli, Frank & Dank, Illa J) neo-soul (B. Williams Experiment)to classical orchestral arrangements (Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Suite for Ma Dukes). Representing J Dilla’s influence on the DJ community, American hip hop & dance music legend, DJ Spinna will perform alongside the foremost advocates for Detroit hip hop, DJ House Shoes and 5E Gallery founder, DJ Sicari. Renowned Beat Junkie and Stones Throw Records artist, J-Rocc will also be performing a special guest DJ set. The concert will be hosted by Yo-Yo and Grap Luva. Special guests from , Fuse TV's Crate Diggers, Bread-Breakers TV and more will be in attendance.

In celebration of Dilla Day 2013, an exciting partnership has been formed between Yancey Media Group / Ruff Draft Records and Delicious Vinyl Records. This partnership brings J Dillarecordings from lost rough draft tapes now in the hands of Mrs. Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey and YMG Catalog Curator, Frank Nitt, to your fingertips with the release of thesenever before heard recordings as "The Lost Scrolls" series. "The Lost Scrolls" v.1 will be released on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 [NOW AVAILABLE] via FatBeats.com.  Please visit www.dilladaydetroit.com to stream samplings from these new releases and learn more about Dilla Day Detroit 2013. Official, limited edition J Dilla merchandise, from music to Tshirts will be for sale, some at discount prices, on-site.

The Yancey Media Group is an authorized and registered music publishing, licensing and merchandising entity built to honor J Dilla within his family’s image and likeness. A portion of all Yancey Media Group proceeds are donated to the Michigan-based 501[c]3 non-profit works of the J Dilla Foundation, including a significant portion of the ticket sales proceeds from Dilla Day Detroit. Please stay tuned for the re-launch of the J Dilla Foundation programming in late 2013.

For more information, please visit: www.officialjdilla.com  and www.jdillafoundation.org

 Dilla Day Detroit 2013

Slum Village @ Dilla Day Detroit 2012

Matt's Photos @ Dilla Day Detroit 2012


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