On Saturday February 9th, 2013 Detroit will host the beginning of a worldwide celebration of the life of James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey. ‘Dilla Day Detroit 2013’ will feature live performances from internationally acclaimed artists and musicians. This year’s performers will showcase J Dilla’s influence from hip hop (Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5’9”, Frank & Dank, Illa J.) to neo-soul (B. Williams Experiment) to classical orchestral arranger 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 advocate for Detroit Hip Hop DJ House Shoes and 5E Gallery founder DJ Sicari. The event will also feature one very special guest. This Yancey Media Group concert production will be co-hosted by Grammy nominated emcee Yolanda ‘Yo-Yo’ Whitaker and hip hop personality and spirit Grap Luva.
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, etc. to his own genre redefining solo releases, J Dilla’s work touched all.
An exciting partnership has been formed between Yancey Media Group and Delicious Vinyl Records. This partnership brings J Dilla recordings the world has never before heard. The release of these recording’s, will begin at Dilla Day Detroit 2013. The first of these releases are called ‘The Lost Scrolls Volume I’.
All performers and co-hosts have been contracted and are available to the media. The Yancey Media Group is a 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 501c3 non-profit works of the J Dilla Foundation.
buy tickets: http://thefillmoredetroit.com/event/08004995B1DA6770
More information go to www.DILLADAYDETROIT.com and www.JDILLAFOUNDATION.org
PLEASE DIRECT QUESTIONS TO: Tate McBroom / Cell: (248) 789-8889
MEDIA DIRECTOR – Yancey Media Group Email: firstname.lastname@example.org