It's been nearly nine years since legendary Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla (born James Dewitt Yancey) died, just three days after his 32nd birthday, from a rare blood disorder.
But there's no doubt that Jay Dee's legacy lives. And every year, on the anniversary of his birth, his mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, and the rest of the J-loving world, from the Motor City to NYC to London town, have celebrated Dilla Day.
Now, though, this honorary hip-hop holiday has expanded to an entire weekend. And it's officially moved to Miami. Two weeks ago, Ma Dukes and crew announced the 23-act lineup. This week, they reveal the party plan.
Just check the cut for J Dilla Weekend 2015's Miami schedule so far.
J Dilla Weekend 2015's Miami Schedule
Talib Kweli and Black Milk. Friday, February 6. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $26.87 via squadup.com. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-576-9577 or visit thestagemiami.com.
Joey Bada$$ and Mobb Deep at Soulection BBQ. With Starro, Camp Lo, Esta, Chuck Strangers, Nuri, Telescope Thieves, Sire, No Exit, Manuvers, Kent Jones, ILLA, Punch, Sean Bang, and YNot. Saturday, February 7. LMNT, 59 NW 36th St., Miami. The show starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 10. Tickets cost $16.13 via squadup.com. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-572-9550 or visit lmntartsmiami.com.
Slum Village and Pete Rock. Saturday, February 7. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $26.87 via squadup.com. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-576-9577 or visit thestagemiami.com.
Dead Prez and Make EM NV Beat Battle. Sunday, February 8. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $21.50 via squadup.com. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-576-9577 or visit thestagemiami.com.
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J Dilla Day Weekend 2015. Hosted by Ma Dukes. Presented by III Points, Nature Sounds, Addicted Affairs, and DNA. Thursday to Sunday, February 5 to 8. Various locations, Miami. Weekend passes cost $80.62 and single-show tickets cost $16.13 to $37.63 via squadup.com. Visit JDillaWeekend.com.
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