Record Label: Mochilla
James Yancey, better known as J Dilla was born in Detriot. His work as a producer has a defining role in Hip Hop. He produced hits for A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, Erykah Badu and Janet Jackson. At 32, he passed away in Los Angeles in the care of his mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey of a lupus related illness. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson pays tribute to Dilla by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchestra featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more. This premiere performance left many in the sold out crowd in tears.