Y’all know I’ve been doing some “research” on Hip Hop & it’s origins (because I’m tired of getting clowned), & I fell in love with the work of a Detroit Producer, J Dilla.
His birthday is this week and thousands of people who followed his life and his projects worldwide are preparing to commemorate the star producer.
In honor and in celebration of his music, J Dilla is being remembered in London with a release of a documentary titled The View From the Other Side: J Dilla A European Remembrance which features European artists and DJ’s such as Shortee Blitz, Mr Thing, Onra, Lefto and Chief.
Directed by independent filmmaker, Shernay LaTouche, the film explores underground communities and cultures influenced by J Dilla in London, Berlin and Paris. The premiere took place on Saturd
J Dilla’s music was also remembered at the seventh annual “Doctor’s Orders Dilla” on Sunday (February 3) at The Scala, London.ay February 2 at Hackney Picture House, London.
Previously, the event was attended by J Dilla’s mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey. This year, DJ’s spinning on the night will include Kidkanevil, DJ LoK and Spin Doctor.
It was hosted by J Dilla’s close friend and artist, Phat Kat. All proceeds will be donated to the J Dilla Foundation and Lupus UK.