Talib Kweli To Headline J Dilla Tribute Concert "NY Loves Dilla"

J Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, and Talib Kweli announce "NY Loves Dilla" tribute show.

Talib Kweli is set to headline NY Loves Dilla, a dedication concert in the memory of J Dilla, scheduled to take place March 23 at Webster Hall, according to HipHopWired.

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."

RELATED: Talib Kweli - Gravitas

7 Comments

  • Anonymous

    JAY DEE was a innovator yall just bloggers mad and shit negative niggas usually the brokest ones poppin off

  • Anonymous

    I hope everyone who comments on this article dies.....except me.

  • Anonymous

    Talib is human dogshit, a nostalgia monger and an embarassment to Brooklyn, old and new, black, white and other. Hey Kwally Word, what the fuck is your problem, are there no young producers to trumpet or young musicians, period? Hyping Dillas as some supergenius is perfect, however, since that means maybe pissant lames like yourself are somehow relatated... Too bad Dilla was mediocre and a HORRIBLE rapper, even worse than yourself. Ig'nant niggas strike again!

  • Anonymous

    How about doing a tribute to Max Roach, asshole? Talib is a witless sack of shit whose daughter twerks to fucking Eminem. Way to support your culture and your history with ignorance, asshole.

  • Anonymous

    ENOUH OF DILLA ALREADY! LET THE MAN REST! THEYVE BOMBARDED US WITH SO MUCH OF HIS MUSIC THAT IT'S NOT BECOMING SPECIAL ANYMORE. I MEAN I LOVE DUDES MUSIC/BEATS/LYRICS ETC BUT OVER SATURATING THE MARKET WITH HIS MUSIC DOES NO GOOD..........WELL MAYBE FOR ALL THE 'NEW" HIP HOP "HEADS" THAT STARTED LIKING HIM AFTER HE DIED. SHIT, KNOWBODY EVER MENTIONS HIS KEITH MURRAY, MOOD PRODUCTION CREDITS. IS ALWAYS TRIBE, COMMON, BUSTA ETC. WHAT ABOUT THE PHAT KAT, QUE D ETC. GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THAT NOT JUST DONUTS.

  • Anonymous

    So-called black man Talib digging up the one rapper worse than himself. The ignorance that pretends Dilla was like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis or Curtis Mayfield etc is impressive tho'... Keep bullshitting, Talib, it's gotten you this far!!

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