E Major Performs at DC Loves Dilla with Phife and Pharcyde

As many of you know, I perform almost every year at the Dilla tribute shows in DC and Baltimore.  I’ve never been shy about my J Dilla stannery and I’m always grateful to be a part of the celebration of his life and work.  This year as has been the case every year, is bigger and better.  The event will take place this year at the 9:30 Club and will feature Phife of ATCQ and Pharcyde as the headliners.  Joining me will be some of DC’s brightest talents including Kaimbr, Kenn Starr, Roddy Rod and more.  You don’t want to miss this.  All additional information is on the above flyer.

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Pics from Forever Shining

Illa J and E Major backstage. More photos below.

As has been the case with every Dilla tribute event that I’ve been part of since Hip Hop suffered the loss of one of the most talented and prolific producers it’s seen, last night’s “Forever Shining” event was something special.  I think many of the attendees would agree that it was probably the best one that we’ve had in Baltimore.  The band was great and the performers did they’re thing.  From UllNevaNo opening with “The Red” to Illa J ending the performance portion doing songs from his Yancey Boys album as well as choice Dilla/Slum Village tracks, it was an overall really entertaining event as a performer and an audience member.  The numerous DJ’s added to the vibe and it was dope to go to the upstairs bar to get away from the crowd for a minute to get a drink and hear the DJ’s dig a little deeper into the J Dilla legacy with some rare treats and even a “milk crate” session where they played samples that Dilla used back to back with the songs he used them in while Ahk from Morgan State’s 88.9FM hosted.

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