Date(s) - 03/23/2014
New York, NY – On Sunday, March 23rd, Talib Kweli headlines “NY Loves Dilla,” the first ever official J Dilla tribute show in NYC, which will also features special performances by Phony PPL, YC the Cynic and more, with an all-Dilla set by DJ Parler following the show! Hosted by Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest and Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Dilla’s mom, this event will be the first annual officially sanctioned Dilla tribute show in NYC to honor the legacy of the Grammy Award-winning producer, James “J Dilla” Yancey, and directly benefit the J Dilla Foundation.
Hip hop veteran and Brooklyn emcee, Talib Kweli, one half of Black Star with Yasiin Bey, and a torchbearer for the Dilla legacy, contributes a special performance to the first annual “NY Loves Dilla” tribute show. Deemed one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years, Kweli began working with Dilla in 2001 for his solo debut album, “_Quality_.” Bridging the gap between the old and new generation of Dilla beneficiaries, the youthful and amorphous Brooklyn-based fusion-funk band, Phony PPL, and the young Bronx-based emcee, YC The Cynic, will also take the stage, as well special surprise guests.