DC Loves Dilla 2013 Recap

Dave and Posdnuos of De La Soul performing at the annual DC Loves Dilla event.

A packed house at the Howard Theatre witnessed a great tribute to the legendary J Dilla. The 8th annual DC Loves Dilla included performances by some of DC finest backed by Jon Laine and The Players. De La Soul closed out the event by performing their Dilla produced classics. All acts paid homage to James Yancey well which I’m sure pleased Ma Dukes Yancey watching from the balcony. The DC Loves Dilla tribute is an event to look forward to every year.

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Happy Birthday J Dilla

We have to honor the birthday of the late, great(est) James Yancey aka J Dilla.  Easily my biggest influence in creating.  I say creating because I’ve taken inspiration from him in music and visual art as well.  He was free to do whatever he felt worked creatively.  He had no barriers.  I hope everyone likes the image above that I created.  Think of Dilla today, play his music and share what he’s left us with the world.  That’s the best way we could honor him.

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Dilla Tribute

Flier design by Ab Rock.

As one of the thousands of artists that are inspired by the work and spirit of James Yancey, I am proud to be a part of special events in his honor every year.  This year a lot of light has been shed on the problems surrounding Dilla’s estate and his mother’s health issues and her financial struggles.  We’re doing our part in Baltimore to help with this upcoming event.  Please come and support a good cause.

~E Major