On Sunday, March 23rd, Talib Kweli headlines “NY Loves Dilla,” the first ever official J Dillatribute show in NYC, which will also features special performances by Phony PPL, YC the Cynic and more, with an all-Dilla set by DJ Parler following the show! Hosted byJarobi of A Tribe Called Quest and Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Dilla's mom, this event will be the first annual officially sanctioned Dilla tribute show in NYC to honor the legacy of the Grammy Award-winning producer, James “J Dilla” Yancey, and directly benefit the J Dilla Foundation.
Hip hop veteran and Brooklyn emcee, Talib Kweli, one half of Black Star with Yasiin Bey, and a torchbearer for the Dilla legacy, contributes a special performance to the first annual “NY Loves Dilla” tribute show. Deemed one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years, Kweli began working with Dilla in 2001 for his solo debut album, “_Quality_.” Bridging the gap between the old and new generation of Dilla beneficiaries, the youthful and amorphous Brooklyn-based fusion-funk band, Phony PPL, and the young Bronx-based emcee, YC The Cynic, will also take the stage, as well special surprise guests.
Regarded as one of the greatest hip hop producers that ever lived, J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) emerged from the underground hip hop scene of Detroit, Michigan in the mid ‘90s. He formed the Detroit-based hip hop group,Slum Village, and went on to play an integral role in much of the classic hip hop music produced from the mid ‘90s up until his death in 2006, working with big acts such as A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes,Common, MF Doom, The Pharcyde, De La Soul, and more.
Doors for this event will open at 6:30PM, and the show will begin promptly at 8PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.websterhall.com. Proceeds will benefit the J Dilla Foundation.
*Travel is NOT included
Deadline is 2014-03-22