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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New Music: J Laine feat. Alison Carney – Hero

Producer, drummer, bandleader, Dilla enthusiast and all around good dude, J Laine has been working on his album GIANT for quite some time.  I know this cause I’m on it!  I’m really excited for this project though.  I don’t think anyone has made an album that really brought together a number of some of the best MC’s, singers and musicians from the DMV like Jon has.  His previous projects have been really dope but I think this one is going to take the cake.

This is actually the second single off of GIANT, and features Alison Carney on vocals.  I’ve worked with Alison in the past and she’s super talented a brings a lot to a record.  I like what she does here over Jon’s hypnotic production.

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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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