DILLA FEST 2021 RECAP (Videos & Photos)
Grand Performances commemorates 15 Years of Dilla’s Donuts, in partnership with Fusicology.
Rebroadcast from the live show, recorded Saturday August 7, 2021 at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, featuring live performances by Talib Kweli with Frank N Dank + Illa J, plus DJ Rhettmatic of The Beat Junkies, and Grammy winner Daru Jones serving as Music Director and drummer for the show!
J Dilla aka James Yancey, Jay Dee 1974-2006 Stones Throw began working with J Dilla in the early days of his solo career in the early 2000s. He would soon collaborate with Madlib in the group Jaylib, and eventually releasing the solo album Donuts on Stones Throw in 2006, which has come to be regarded as one of his signature works. J Dilla passed away on the morning of February 10th, 2006 at the age of 32. He had suffered for over three years with an incurable blood disease, and had also been diagnosed with lupus. He left behind a body of work which will be loved and rediscovered for years to come.
Rhettmatic x Daru DJ Drum Freestyle Live at Grand Performances Dilla Fest on August 8, 2021
Talib Kweli Live at Grand Performances Dilla Fest on August 8, 2021
Full GP Rebroadcast: Dilla Fest featuring Talib Kweli + Daru Jones Trio & more. Watch started at 2:33:24.