Jay Electronica, Obie Trice & Bumpy Knuckles To Perform At Dillatroit Tribute Concert
February 10 marks 12 years since the untimely death of J Dilla. In James Yancey’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan the third annual Dillatroit concert will take place in his memory. On Sunday, several collaborators, peers, and admirers of the Slum Village co-founder are confirmed to perform at the event held at The Dime Underground.
Jay Electronica, who has participated in Dilla tribute weekends in the past, is among the headliners. Additionally, former platinum-selling Shady Records artist and Detroit’s own Obie Trice is slated. Phat Kat, the veteran MC whom Dilla partnered with in Payday Records’ 1st Down is on the bill. Guilty Simpson, who was working with Dilla at the time of his passing is on the bill. Onetime Wu-Tang Clan affiliate L.A.D. (fka La The Darkman) and brother Willie The Kid are performing, as is Fat Ray, Nolan The Ninja, and Supa Emcee. Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx) confirmed to Ambrosia For Heads that he will be performing at the event as well as one of the special guests.
The event, which has authentic Dilla merchandise and endorsed by family, is hosted by VStylez.
#BonusBeat: During Miami’s Dilla Weekend in 2016, Black Thought of The Roots told AFH about the way artists used to clamor to secure their favorite J Dilla beats: