Doin Dilla' Benefit

Deep Thinka Records is hosting a benefit for the J Dilla Foundation will take place on Feb. 8 2013 at Dukes Bohemian Grove Bar in Buffalo, NY. Performances off his discography feature A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Slum Village, De La Soul, Common, Janet Jackson and more. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the J Dilla Foundation.

The J Dilla Foundation was started by Maureen Yancey, mother of acclaimed producer James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey. J Dilla was a Grammy award winning record producer and artist who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, MI. The foundation encourages styles such as hip-hop, R&B, and soul to be studied and cultivated in higher learning institutions along with other celebrated genres such as classical, jazz, and rock. Maureen proclaims, “The J Dilla Foundation seeks to be a staple in the movement for progressive music education. We also hope to be leaders in the efforts to enhance and develop arts programs in urban communities.”

Sign up to perform your favorite Dilla-produced song by sending an email to [email protected]. For a full list of J Dilla produced tracks click here. RSVP on Facebook.

When: Feb. 8, 2013 at 10PM
Where: Dukes Bohemian Grove Bar, 235 Allen St., Buffalo, NY 14201
Details: $5 Donation, 21+