DJ Premier, Slum Village, Royce Da 5’9″, Rapsody & 9th Wonder To Perform At 2016 J Dilla Weekend

The second annual J Dilla Weekend has been announced. The Miami, Florida extension of Detroit, Michigan’s longstanding J Dilla Day will take place on February 5-7, 2016. Hosted by Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey (Dilla’s mother), the event continues a rich tradition of celebrating James Yancey’s life and music through performances, panels, fellowship, and more. A portion of the proceeds from the event go towards Dilla’s family.

Today (December 21), organizers have announced confirmed guests, and made early-bird ticket packages available. Performers for the 2016 J Dilla Weekend include DJ Premier, Slum Village, Royce Da 5’9″, 9th Wonder, Rapsody, Blu & Exile, Chuck Strangers, A-F-R-O, and Mr. Green, with other performers to be announced in the weeks to come. Additionally, this year’s event will also feature panels and exhibits, with more information coming. The event is presented by New Era, and Ambrosia For Heads is proud to be a media sponsor.

Here is the event flyer:


The event follows a successful 2015 Miami campaign, which featured Dilla’s onetime band Slum Village (who return in 2016), along with Madlib, Joey Bada$$, Pete Rock, and others.

Visit the official J Dilla Weekend website.

Related: Raise It Up: Grasping The Entire Greatness Of J Dilla In Retrospect (Editorial)