If you had to create a Mount Rushmore of hip-hop producers, the late, great J Dilla's face would undoubtedly be the centerpiece. Almost ten years to the date after his untimely passing, his mother is proud to present the second annual J Dilla Weekend to celebrate not only the incredible life that he led, but the unmistakable legacy that he left behind. What is J Dilla Weekend 2016?
As with any artist as passionate and as unparalleled as J Dilla, a single day isn't enough to truly do justice to everything the man contributed to the world over his career. This is why J Dilla Weekend 2016 is taking place from February 5th through the 7th at Soho Studios in the Wynwood area of Miami. The doors open on Friday at 6:00PM and some unforgettable performances will rock the house until 2AM each day. Tickets are $75 to $105 and the event itself is limited to patrons aged 18 and over.
Who is Performing at J Dilla Weekend 2016?
If you're a hip-hop fan, there is no better opportunity to see all of your favorite artists perform than at J Dilla Weekend. Throughout the course of three incredible days you'll get access to performances and meet-and-greet opportunities from a number of high-profile artists and DJs, including but not limited to:
- Black Thought
- Jay Electronica
- DJ Premier
- Slum Village
- Bun B
- Kev Brown
- Diamond D
- Chuck Strangers
- Mr Green and so much more.
To make things even more exciting, attendees can expect special appearances by a number of surprise guests throughout the weekend. Which big names will be showing up that haven't already been mentioned? You're just going to have to buy your ticket to find out...
Move Beyond the Music
As if these performances weren't enough, the excitement of J Dilla Weekend doesn't stop there. As an attendee, you'll also have access to producer panels, BBQs, photo and art exhibits, record swaps and other events all dedicated to the most important thing of all: celebrating the life, the legacy and the passion of Jay Dee. The official Dilla Record Exchange for J Dilla Weekend 2016 is proudly sponsored by Discogs.
Ticket Availability and Information
For die-hard fans, deluxe tickets are also available that include admission to the event as well as an exclusive New Ear x J Dilla Weekend snapback. This exclusive item is limited to just 500 pieces and will not be available in stores - when it's gone, it's gone forever so don't delay and miss your chance to score this incredibly rare item that will let you show off just what a passionate fan you truly are. The deluxe package gets you into the event all three days and also comes with a VIP gift bag.