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