DJ Young RJ performs during the Dillaville Tour in Italy, 2013

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It has been 10 years since the late J Dilla passed away. His mark on hip-hop continues to live on though, with his legacy extending beyond the music. Across the country thousands who were influenced by his music will congregate to celebrate his memory. Here are some of the events for what has been dubbed Dilla month:

Dilla Day

Feb 6th: J Rocc, Shortkut, Mr. E, Haylow, Fran Boogie


119 Utah Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Philly Loves Dilla

Feb 6th: Mike Nyce, Jay Ski, Mr Sonny James

Johnny Brenda’s

1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA

8th Annual Beatshot Spins For J Dilla

Feb 6th: J-Live, The Dilla Gents, Anneice Cousin, JB A.K.A. Dirty Moses, Masai, Oddy Gato, Moses Rockwell

Lucas Confectionery

12 2nd Street Troy, NY 12180

Dilla Weekend

Feb 5th: Kev Brown, 9th Wonder, Raposdy, Bun B, Slum Village, Pete Rock, Royce 5’9″

Soho Studios

2136 NW 1st Ave Miami, FL 33127

Feb 6th: Record Exchange with Diamond D, Mr. Brown, DJ Le Spam, Lumin, Kems, Klassik and more

Concert Featuring A-F-R-O, A.G., Diamond D, Jay Electronica, DJ Premier, Black Thought, DJ Craze

Soho Studios

Feb 7th: Dilla Boogie with Diamond D and Lumin

Soho Studios

Dilla Youth Day Detroit 2016

Feb 7th: Amp Fiddler, Nick Speed, DJ Head and more as instructors

Charles H Wright Museum

315 E Warren Avenue Detroit, MI 48202

J Dilla Changed My Life – 10th Anniversary Party

Feb 7th: DJ Maseo, Phat Kat, Illa J, Shortee Blitz, Mr. Thing, Spin Doctor, DJ LoK, Kidkanevil


275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross London

Donuts Are Forever 10

Feb 13th: Illa J, DJ Spinna, Daru Jones & The Ruff Pack, Jarobi, Run P.

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Feb 14th: Boogie Blind, DJ Evil Dee, DJ Eclipse, DJ Parler, DJ Dstrukt, Skyzoo

Brooklyn Bowl

Dilla Day L.A. 2

Feb 20th: Guests TBA

The Regent Theater

448 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

Classic Album Sundays Presents J Dilla ‘Donuts’

Feb 21st: Chairman Mao hosts listening session and retrospective on the classic album

Good Room

98 Meserole Street Brooklyn, NY 11222


To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his final album, Donuts, Stones Throw records has reissued the album on vinyl, something that Dilla heads with love.


Stance, an official manufacturer of socks for the NBA, has also made limited edition Dilla socks for the anniversary that you can cop here.



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