"Dilla Day Detroit" To Feature De La Soul, DJ Premier & Pete Rock

posted January 23, 2014 12:40:00 PM CST | 7 comments

"Dilla Day Detroit" To Feature De La Soul, DJ Premier & Pete Rock

The 2014 edition of "Dilla Day Detroit" is also scheduled to feature appearances from Slum Village, Phife and Guilty Simpson, among others.

De La Soul, Slum Village, DJ Premier and Pete Rock are among the artists scheduled to appear at Dilla Day Detroit, which is slated to take place February 7 at The Fillmore in Detroit. 

DJ Premier and Pete Rock are set to participate in a face-off battle, while De La Soul and Slum Village are scheduled to perform. 

Phife is also set to show the video for his “#dearDilla” song at the event. Phife has diabetes and Dilla died in 2006 from complications from Lupus. He was 32. Phife and J Dilla first worked together in the 1990s, when J Dilla produced for A Tribe Called Quest, of which Phife is a member.

Dilla Day Detroit is set to take place on what would have been Dilla’s fortieth birthday. He was a member of Slum Village and also produced for Common, Busta Rhymes and Erykah Badu, among others.

The Dilla Day Detroit flyer and Phife's "#dearDilla" are as follows:

RELATED: Phife Says He Didn't Know J Dilla Was "Sick Until It Was Too Late"

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