A Celebration of the Life & Music of James “J Dilla” Yancey
Presented by Liberation Art & Culture Works
On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, Liberation Art & Culture Works, Liberation Movie Night, and Philadelphia Printworks invite you to Silk City, as we host DILLADELPHIA: A Celebration of the Life and Music of James “J DILLA” Yancey.
With the stage hosted by social entrepreneur S.FROSTY [@SFrosty215] and a special guest presentation by the dynamic hip-hop collective SËLA [@SELAhiphop], the evening will also feature live presentations from some of the city’s dopest performance artists. We will also be taking donations for the J-Dilla Foundation, a charity established in honor of the late virtuoso with the expressed goal of educating young musicians and keeping Dilla’s legacy alive.
Come through and Party with us. Good People, Good Vibes and Good Dilla Music ALL NIGHT LONG!!! TURN IT UUUUPPPP!!!!
Dilla’s music is loved throughout the world; Philadelphia has been no exception. J Dilla’s name has always rang bells here and his beats have banged in PLENTY of speakers throughout the #215. Immediately following his passing, several amazing parties were thrown in his honor (including the original Dilladelphia jam, held 2010, in which Philly artists, DJ’s and fans came together to celebrate Dilla and mourn his passing). Through his work with Slum Village, The Roots, Erykah Badu and countless others, J DILLA’s innovations have literally changed Hip Hop’s DNA, creating new permutations that continue to grow nearly 6 years after his tragic death in 2006.
Inspired by the previous celebrations, Liberation Art & Culture Works and it’s sponsors have devised a new Dilladelphia, as part live showcase for local artists that are continuing and expanding under Dilla’s influence and musical legacy and part Dance Party in which Dilla lovers will pack the dance floor and get loose as DJ John Morrison spins selections from J Dilla’s DEEP catalog ALL NIGHT!
Special Shout out and mucho mucho Love to The J-Dilla Foundation, Philadelphia Printworks, SFX (S.Frosty Networx), SËLA, Silk City Diner & Lounge and the whole of #215!!!
Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
For more info please contact John Morrison: JohnTheLiberator@Gmail.com or 215-954-8502