Chicago is on of the greatest cities in the world, it is filled with such rich diversity and culture. The city was hit hard with a snowstorm but that didn't stop Chicago's Dilla die hards from braving the unplowed streets and making their way to pay tribute to James Dewitt Yancey 2 days after what would have been his 44th birthday and 1 day before the anniversary of his passing on.
The "Dilla Day PR Road Trip" takes Undrea Woods and myself, James Dewitt Yancey Foundation (JDYF) - MN Chapter Director Reies Romero, on a 3 day weekend of Dilla events and activities. Departing around 1:00pm from the Twin Cities Friday afternoon, we will "chase the storm" and journey to Chicago and then Detroit for J Dilla celebrations!
5th Annual Dilla Days features hip hop events at House of Dance and Icehouse on April 7
MINNEAPOLIS — February 7, 2018 — The Twin Cities chapter of the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation will host a pair of events April 7 to celebrate the music of Dilla, aka J Dilla or Jay Dee. Twin Cities Dilla Days returns for a fifth year with two events: a combined hip hop dance and music production battle, and a show featuring legendary producer and DJ Pete Rock, plus several well-known local acts.
Hip hop culture has consistently helped generations of youth use their creativity for something tangible, positive, and productive. We are reaching out to you as someone who believes in the power and vibrancy of Hip Hop Culture to become a sponsor of the 2018 Twin Cities Dilla Days.
Dilla Days honors the legacy of Hip Hop icon James Dewitt Yancey, known as J. Dilla or JayDee, a child musical prodigy who took the field of music production to new heights before his untimely death from lupus at age 32, in 2006.
While in my hometown of Chicago yours truly, The U.S. Hip Hop Coalition National Content Director, Mr. Visa 360 was working the 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Fest. While I was being interviewed on a local radio station I ran in to Twista and expanded the moment in to a full video interview back at his studio for the US-HHC network to see how we be runnin with Hip Hop Living Legends! Be sure to check his shout outs to local upcoming Chicago rappers, like the amazing Vo, so you can help support the local Hip Hop Community!!