J Dilla a.k.a Jay Dee, born James D. Yancey, was one of the few artists whose records were bought on sight, played until digested and then discussed among fans and critics. He kept Hip Hop relevant long after many of its greatest heroes had creatively left it for dead. Well respected musicians such as Questlove, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Common & Janet Jackson have worked with, and been influenced by J Dilla’s talents and he is often described as “your favourite producers favourite producer”. There are many talented beat makers and producers, but there will only be one J Dilla.
For the latest installment commemorating the 10th anniversary of his untimely death and release of the "Donuts" album, a line-up of artists & DJ’s across Australia / New Zealand will be paying homage to the man who shaped a new sound for Hip Hop that inspired beatsmiths, MC's and music lovers around the globe.
Wednesday 10th February - Bodega, Wellington
Wednesday 10th February - Boney, Melbourne
Friday 12th February - The Good Shepherd, Perth
Saturday 13th February - Play Bar, Sydney
Saturday 13th February - The End, Brisbane
Saturday 13th February - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland
*** PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE J DILLA FOUNDATION ***
More details and updates for the Auckland show HERE