The 5th Annual J Dilla Tribute Show

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Make Believe Recordings Presents:

The J Dilla Tribute Show!!!

Join us at The Waiting Room Lounge for our FIFTH annual J Dilla Tribute Show! We've brought back some of our close friends to pay respects to one of the best Hip Hop producers we've heard in our lifetime. We do this by having the performers reinterpret their original songs over Dilla's classic beats.


Live Performances from:

- The 2016 DillaGents:


Black Jonny Quest



CJ Mills


Jordan Elsberry

Matt Thiem

Laurence DeBour

Paul Allen IV

Willie Karpf

Blake Deforest

- Marcey Yates & Xoboi w/ The Dilla Kids

- Third Eye Merchants

DJ's | Kethro & Dojorok


All profits received at the door will go to The J Dilla Foundation which was created by Dilla's Mother, Maureen Yancey to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula. Find more information at


$5 ADV / $8 DOS / 9pm-2am / 21+ / 6212 Maple Street


J Dilla Bio:

James DeWitt Yancey aka J. Dilla was a Hip Hop producer from Detroit, Michigan who studied under the great Amp Fiddler (Parliament Funkadelic) and went on to become one of hip hop's biggest influences producing tracks with Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, D' Angelo, Common, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, Madlib, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Bilal, and many more.

In 2003, Dilla was diagnosed with TTP which led to Lupus, a condition wherein the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. In 2006, Dilla spent his final months in the hospital where he produced his 3rd solo album entitled "Donuts" which was released on February 7th, 2006 before passing away 3 days later at the age of 32. Donuts became a sonic landmark in the hip hop community. recently gave the reissue of the album a perfect rating of 10/10, saying "It's a widely praised favorite for so many people, and yet there's something about Donuts that feels like such an intensely personal statement. Even attempting to engage with it objectively, setting aside the direct experience of the man who made it, doesn't entirely break through its mystique".


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More Info:

The Waiting Room

402- 884-5353

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