dilla Tribute & Fundrasier For J. Dilla

J Dilla was one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists, working for big-name acts like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]A Tribe Called Quest[/lastfm],  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]De La Soul[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Common[/lastfm]. Once a member of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Slum Village[/lastfm], he has now become highly regarded, most notably for the production of critically acclaimed albums by[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Ghostface Killah[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Raekwon[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Common[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]A Tribe Called Quest[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Pharcyde[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Erykah Badu[/lastfm].
The J Dilla Tribute & Fundraiser aka DC Loves Dilla was created after the untimely passing of James “J Dilla” Yancey in the Spring of 2006.

Jon Laine (music director), Brent Munch Joseph (DJ, Cultural Curator) and the rest of the DC Loves Dilla massive lent their collective talents to this musical homage. The spirit of this beloved trackmaster lives on.

When you enter the DC Loves Dilla Tribute, you enter a space…sacred and revered by music-lovers and hip-hop aficionados. You enter a space where creativity is king. A space where respect for the microphone is trumped by only the music on which the lyrics are laid. A sonic church where the aggressively aspirated drumbeat is calmly massaged by sweet melodies in a way that only J Dilla could marry. From the first horn blair to the last piano key. From the first thump of the kick to the last sample played. From the first guitar lick to the last word sung. You realize and know…you are somewhere very special. Join WPGC’s Free for this event for more information Click Here Let’s Go! Proceeds benefit The Lupus Foundation Of America.

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