Greetings from the J.Dilla Project,
Thank you to everyone for their support in helping to show that Hip Hop brings more to the table than music and fashion!
We have shown them the compassionate and caring side of the culture, and that a change can be made in medicine, as well as technology.
As we continue to fight the battle for James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J.Dilla, his mother, Ma Dukes and many others who have lost their lives, or have been affected by this dreadful disease,we must take the time to celebrate our accomplishments over the past three years since our very first Lupus walk in October 2006.
Therefore – we have deemed October 24th,2009 – Dilla Day in the A!
We will start the day with our walk at Highwoods Century Center Office Park (I-85 at Clairmont rd. exit 91) – right after the walk we will head over to the Bench, located at 602a Marietta St. Atlanta,Ga.
The Bar-B-Q begins at Noon, with DJ sets going on throughout the day; from 2pm to 6pm will be the first installation of Dilla’s Dream Camp, which consists of Production, MPC, Emcee and B-Boy lessons for kids (16 and under) who sign up and participate in the Walk for Dilla.
EVERYONE is enlisted to please help us recruit those kids who really want to learn these skills – we are seeing the rot of the culture, let’s help bring it back to the fundamentals.
At 7pm we will have the Name Blessing Ceremony for Dilla Premier Wonder Jackson, officiated by the Minister Server of the Temple of Hip Hop.
At 8pm – the live performances will begin -we will showcase some of Atlanta’s underground artists with a special performance by Illa J (little brother of J. Dilla).
The entire day will be hosted by Ma Dukes and Uncle Herm, and if you could please pass the word, sign up and come out and enjoy this special day with us.
Here is the sign up link http://walk.lupusresearch.org/goto/jaydee ….you can contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ….also check in often here at www.officialmadukes.com for any thing you need to know about Dilla…much peace love and Donuts