“One Won’t Do”: A Tribute to J Dilla @ North 4th Bar – 2.5.10

(Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes (J Dilla’s Mom) and Jessica Estevez of I Heart Dilla)

After the J Dilla tribute at The Bronx Museum, I hopped on the train to Brooklyn with Shankar (the director of Fresh Daily’s “Apollo 13” video) as my subway buddy and headed to North 4th Bar for the second Dilla tribute event of the night. This one was hosted by Jessica Estevez of I Heart Dilla and FYC of Drastic Measures. Featuring performances by a slew of artists and simultaneously streamed on Beatminers Radio (DJ Evil Dee & Co.), this event also featured live art by Marthalicia Matarrita and Crystal Clarity which was available for purchase immediately following the event. T-shirts by the winner of a T-shirt contest were also on sale, and we enjoyed yummy donuts during the show.

Check out the photos below for more on this wonderful event… I think I speak for all of us when I say that the highlight of the night was when J Dilla’s mom, Maureen Yancey, aka Ma Dukes along with J Dilla’s fiancee came through to speak to us about the J Dilla Foundation. Ariel Fernandez Diaz and Black45 also came after their tribute event to present a check to Ma Dukes for the J Dilla Foundation on behalf of The Bronx Museum.

Congrats to I Heart Dilla & FYC for a successful debut event. I look forward to more events in the years to come.

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