::BEHIND THE SCENES:: DC LOVES DILLA 2014
Post by Soulcialista
Photos by Nick Fullen
Video by Mansa Johnson
The annual production of DC Loves Dilla supported by Heineken is something that music lovers in the DMV look forward to every year. On the 9th Anniversary of the event several artists hit the stage to celebrate the life of J. Dilla. This year's features included Bahamadia, N'Dea Davenport, Pharoahe Monch and Phife.
Several other musical favorites were also tapped to honor J. Dilla's legacy including GRAMMY nominated artist and arts educator Kokayi, artist and arts educator Asheru, hip hop artist RAtheMC and Gods'illa, GRAMMY nominated singer and MC Maimouna Youssef, and MANY more.
Gypsy Soul was able to catch up with several of the artists to get their impressions on J.Dilla's life, music, and legacy.
If you haven't heard by now, there was a MAJOR announcement made on stage that J. Dilla will have his beat equipment added to the Smithsonian's new museum of African American History & Culture. Ma Dukes (J. Dilla's mother) along with our friend Timothy Anne Burnside of the Smithsonian made the emotional and incredible announcement.
Make sure that the first thing on your to-do list next summer is attending the 10th Annual DC Loves Dilla event. We can't even imagine the incredible production that is being dreamed up!
To view more photos of DC Loves Dilla 2014 please click HERE.