The Genius of J Dilla
This Friday the 7th of February sees historic Sydney venue The Basement host a tribute to legendary American producer and rapper J Dilla. James Dewitt Yancey, better known by his stage names Jay Dee and J Dilla, emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit. He was one of the most influential producers of his time, working alongside some incredible talent throughout his career including Questlove, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Common and Janet Jackson.
To celebrate what would have been his 40th birthday, Grindin’, Keep It Movin’ and April77 Creative are combining to celebrate J Dilla’s legacy through an event called The Genius of J Dilla. Present will be awesome line-up of local musicians, MC’s and DJ’s performing his tracks, with British producer and DJ Eric Lau also be making an appearance on the night.
Tickets are only $20 + BF, and all proceeds go to the J Dilla foundation.
By Zanda Wilson