Tonight (February 6th), during the Superbowl Weekend, it’s Dilla Weekend in both San Francisco & Los Angeles to celebrate 10 years of life & music of our fallen brother, J Dilla.
First one, the Funky President J.Rocc & Shortkut will be throwing down at Mighty in San Francisco in honor of Dilla, along with Mr. E, Dj Haylow, & hosted by Fran Boogie. Bay Area, you don’t want to miss this.
Also tonight in Los Angeles, Rhettmatic will be doing a special set at the 9th Annual “Doin It For Dilla” at Boombox with residents Inka One, Ben Diggin, & Dj Analog. All happening at The Grand Star Jazz Club.
Wherever you are in the world, put one up for the one James Yancey aka J Dilla….one of the greatest music producer of our time!
There was standing room only Monday night at the Regent Theater, the night hip-hop curators and ambassadors Bobbito and DJ Stretch Armstrong premiered “Radio that Changed Lives,” a documentary about the duo and their radio show that did indeed do just that. Beatjunkies.com and The5thElementmag.com provided event coverage. The film features interviews from Big L, Nas, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, Biggie, Eminem, The Fugees, Souls of Mischief, Busta Rhymes and many more, before they were celebrities, as they recall moments at the WKCR studio at Columbia University. Stretch and Bobbito pioneered a platform that served as a launching pad for artists, and inspired future radio show gatekeepers, like Sway and King Tech. Hit the jump for all the special coverage we got and a link to stream the film.