The J Dilla Foundation has announced the dates for the second annual “One Won’t Do 2: J Dilla Tribute and Fundraiser“, which will celebrate the life of one of Hip-Hop’s most prolific producers, the late James “J Dilla” Yancey.
J. Dilla died at the age of 32, from complications related to his battle with the incurable disease Lupus.
The Grammy Award-winning producer worked with a who’s who of artists, ranging from Janet Jackson and Erykah Badu, to Busta Rhymes and Common, before succumbing to the disease on February 10th, 2006.
A number of Hip-Hop celebrities are slated to attend this year’s event, which is headlined by collaborators Q-Tip, T3 from Slum Village and Dilla’s younger brother, critically acclaimed rapper, Illa J.
The J Dilla Foundation teamed up with entrepreneurial collective Smooth Operators Movement and ThisisRealMusic.com to present this year’s celebration, which will donate all proceeds to the J Dilla Foundation, to support its inner city music programs.
The “One Won’t Do 2: J Dilla Tribute and Fundraiser” takes place next Thursday, February 3rd at Drom.