James Dewitt Yancy, also known as Jay Dee or J Dilla, was one of the most respected artists/producers in music to ever live and his legacy and pure love for music has inspired countless musicians past to present.
This event is to honor this brother (on his born-day) by creating a space to learn about Dilla, discuss and celebrate his life and impact on the world and music as a whole, to pass on his story to younger generations so they can develop strong future communities and bulid positive relationships within families, friends, elders and strangers.
There is not enough that can be said about this wonderful visionary and at this event we will get a chance to hear people/producers speak about his greatness and how much he meant to the music community and the world.
Purpose of event: To pass the legacy and story of J Dilla to younger and future generations and create a space to have an open discussion on not only Dilla but about Racial issues, Police Brutality, School pushouts, Discrimination/White privilege, Targeting of youth of color and the school to prison pipeline/prison industrial complex and how Hip Hop can be used as a source of activism.
Dilla Day/Twin Cities link: https://www.facebook.com/events/685458601476065/
Location: neighborhoods Organizing for Change(NOC) 911 West Broadway North Mpls
4-5 Live DJ with all J Dilla produced tracks
5-6 Film Screening (J Dilla Documentary)
6-7 Panel discussion with prominent local producers/beat makers
7-8:30: Panel discussion session 2 + Q&A
Free Donuts: By Remixin Vixens
This event is co-sponsored by:
Save The Kids(Main)
Hip Hop, History and the Arts
Long Doe Records
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