Royce Da 5'9" & Talib Kweli To Headline Second Annual "Dilla Day Tribute"

posted Thursday January 10 ,2013 at 08:30AM CST | 9 comments

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Royce Da 5'9" and Talib Kweli are set to headline the second annual "Dilla Day Tribute" concert.

It's been seven years since J Dilla passed away due to complications with Lupus, but that doesn't mean Hip Hop has forgotten him. Now, in a recent report from AllHipHop, the headliners for the second annual "Dilla Day Tribute" concert have been announced.

Detroit veteran Royce Da 5'9" and Brooklyn rhymer Talib Kweli have been tapped to headline the annual concert, which will happen this February 9 at the famed Fillmore Detroit. Other performers include Dilla's affiliates Frank-N-Dank, Illa J, DJ House Shoes, DJ Spinna and others.

The concert, which will be hosted by Yolanda "Yo-Yo" Whitaker and Grap Luva, will also ring in the premiere of Lost Scrolls Volume I, a collection of lost J Dilla productions set to drop via Delicious Vinyl later this year.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the J Dilla Foundation, a non-profit charity organization founded by Dilla's mother Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey. Tickets for the concert can be purchased through Live Nation or the venue's website.

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  • Cheryl
    Wow, wish I could be there!
  • Beatsbumpin
    Is this a joke? After you telling me to listen to Diddy and Weezy I sense sarcasm but I cant tell?
  • honest policy
    Kweli been that nigga since fortified live what da fuck this monkey azz niggah taumbout????
  • noahc313
    I'll believe it when I see it. Last year nobody showed up that was scheduled to be there. Then I saw footage of the promoters screwing Danny Brown out of his pay. It really proved that they aren't doing this for charity the promoters are doing this for themselves and disgracing Dilla's name in doing so. I don't care if Ma Dukes supports it or whatever it was seriously a horribly orchestrated concert and I could tell from the balcony. That being said, i'll probably still go.
  • Fact
    Royce Da 5'9 now that's my fuckin nigga right there. But why the fuck would these niggas put him to headline with a wanna be, nobody, homo rapper in Talib Kweli. Why do people have to be such cocksuckers for real.
    • Beatsbumpin
      "a wanna be, nobody, homo rapper in Talib Kweli." Wow!! Anyone that calls Talib Kweli a wannabe, nobody rapper has absolutely no knowledge or respect for hip hop what so ever. Fact, you need to do your research.
    • Fact
      Fuck you nigga, you a fuckin nobody homo like Talib Kweli. Eat a dick and back down before I pop bullets up yo ass. We both know you and Talib Kweli are soft, wet pussie ass bitches. Listen to niggas like Royce, Eazy E, Diddy and Weezy. Those are real rap killing niggas.
    • FAG^
      DIDDY AND WEEZY LMAO YOU MUST BE A FAGGOT
    • Fact
      It your dad that is a fuckin bitch ass faggot.