A community celebration of the music and legacy of J Dilla’s masterful production style. Bringing it back to the block in the heart of the city.
From 2:00 - 10:00PM, DJs, dancers, aerosol artists, MCs, and all lovers of hip hop culture will be able to bathe in hip hop in a welcoming, deeply rooted space. All ages, FREE EVENT. Open air, under a canopy of trees and sunshine. Featuring showcase beat sets by Soundset-featured producers, Dilla-focused DJ sets, a dancefloor open to all, MC performances, community vendors, live aerosol art, spoken word, and group drumming. Featuring Niles, T La Shawn, Mic Dos, DJ Mickey Breeze, DJ Scipreme, Orko Eloheim, Mida, Elan Brio...and maybe a surprise guest or two! Spontaneous hip hop among the people, for the people, as it began over 45 years ago.
From 9:00PM - 1:00AM, we take it indoors for the grown folks (21+), $10 at the door. House party style in the Modus Locus gallery and basement speakeasy. Lounge space and art exhibition upstairs, with it getting down and dirty in the basement. An intimate venue, recreating the feel of early Slum Village (Dilla’s first group) and paying tribute to Dilla’s work ethic, where he’d spend days holed up in his basement recording studio just pumping out new creations like the man on a mission he was. DJs, spoken word, MC cyphers, and drumming will fill the room. Featuring Se'Anna, Truth Maze, One Plus One (Dispute One & Orikal Uno), & St. Paul Slim. Refreshments available. The spot for authentic hip hop. Doing it for the culture.
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“Leave your nines at home and bring your skills to the battle.” - Jeru the Damaja
DON'T FORGET FRIDAY NIGHT'S 6th ANNUAL DILLA DAYS WEEKEND LAUNCH EVENT!
Rah Digga headlining an all-female celebration of Dilla