'Dillatroit' returns to pay tribute to local hip-hop icon J Dilla this weekend

by

comment

Feb. 10 marks a sad day in hip-hop history — it's the death anniversary of legendary producer James Dewitt Yancey (aka J Dilla). He lost his battle with a blood disease on that day in 2006.

While there are several events throughout the weekend that set out to celebrate J Dilla's influential contributions to hip-hop and music at large,
The third annual Dillatroit will return to honor the late artist with a stacked lineup of friends and contemporaries at The Dime Underground.



Jay Electronica, Obie Trice, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, and Willie The Kid are among the few featured artists set to pay tribute to the Detroit legend. Special guests are also on deck to perform.

Tickets for the event can be purchased by visiting the event's official website here or by visiting Proud Detroiter, Melodies & Memories, Peoples Records, or Dilla's Delights.



The Third annual Dillatroit celebration will take place at The Dime Underground on Sunday, Feb. 11; 1265 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-223-1600; dime-detroit.com; Tickets start at $18, and $50 for VIP.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.