DILLA 10: A Celebration Of His Life and Music

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Kinki Lounge Kitchen

41 York Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7

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The career of J Dilla is internationally recognized as one of the music industry's most legendary, influential hip-hop producer and artist; working with acts such as: A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Pharcyde, Madlib, Common and Slum Village.

In just over 10 years, James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla aka Dilla aka Dilla Dawg accomplished more in terms of recorded output than most artists do in a lifetime. From producing GRAMMY award-winning songs to earning the adulation of his peers and creating a signature sound that altered hip hop and soul music forever, Jay did it all while being the most influential “unknown” producer in the business. At a time when hip hop producers were more recognizable than the artists they worked with, Jay shunned the limelight and humbly revolutionized the sound of hip hop with his meticulous, soulful productions.

Jay was a stylistic innovator who was never content to stay in the same pocket. From the airy fender rhodes and handclaps that defined his early sound with Slum Village and Tribe Called Quest, to the eclectic genre-melding of Welcome to Detroit and the back-to-the-breaks style of Donuts, his music continually evolved at a dizzying pace. Once a particular style was mastered, he felt little need to repeat himself, preferring to push boundaries beyond what was expected or easy for him. Unlike so many innovators who wouldn’t recover from their work being co-opted and commercialized, Jay never ceased to experiment and push his music to new heights.

J Dilla died in 2006, at the young age of 32, of the blood disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, commonly known as Lupus or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

That makes 2016 the ten year of his passing. What better way to celebrate the life of this musical icon then with the opportunity to host his family (Ma Dukes & Illa J) and closest friends (Frank n Dank) at an event celebrating his life and music, his favorite foods and with artists focusing on honoring his legacy. This celebration will roll all these elements into one great event.

Music:
This event will be hosted by his family, with live performances by Illa J, Frank n Dank, and Hyf the GypsySun as well as support from local superstars DJs Mace, Jon Deck and Cool Cal

Food:
With a personal consultation from The Yancey family, expect to see a special menu featuring a spin on J Dilla’s favorite eats curated by Kinki's Head Chef Aaron Wong.

Donut Eating Contest:
Dilla will be represented in a donut eating contest, involving local business representatives, cramming down the dough for a good cause. Each business will be required to buy into the event, and all proceeds will go to the J DillaFoundation.

Art:
Local artists Dan Metcalfe, Dom Laporte and more TBA will be doing a live art installation inspired by J Dilla

Silent Auction/Art Show featuring pieces by local artists inspired by J Dilla

Tickets:
$10 in advance (show only)
$22 combo ticket (show, dinner, meet & greet + more)

KINKI Lounge & Kitchen - 41 York St - Ottawa, ON - Phone (613) 789-7559 - www.kinkiloungekitchen.com -
Dinner & Show: 7pm
Show Only: 9pm

For more information on how you can get involved in this event please contact Mike at kapacity@gmail.com

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