Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, is set to host the show. YC the Cynic, Phony Ppl and DJ Parler are also slated to perform.
Talib Kweli released Gravitas in 2013, a project which features a beat produced by J Dilla. This was referenced in HipHopDX’s review of Gravitas.
“The spirit of J. Dilla is kept alive on the album’s closer ‘Colors of You,’ a mild concession to the rigid-minded audience looking to keep [Talib Kweli] boxed into a preexistent sound,” HipHopDX said at the time. “With this release, Kweli has placed himself in a fortunate position where we can rest assured his next moves will be completely self-determined regardless of critical skepticism.”
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