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Nov 22

Akomplice-Joey_CoverWe posted on our Instagram a while ago, but here are more images from the forthcoming Akomplice x Dilla x Joey Bada$$ collaboration which is launching soon.

Through this collaborative project J Dilla continues to bless the world with the gift of music.  100% of Akomplice’s profits will be donated to provide instruments and music lessons to children, who would otherwise be without.

For this collab, Akomplice blended the talents of J Dilla (via the J Dilla Foundation) with those of the Beast Coast emcee, Joey Bada$$ (who appears in these photos).  Included within the collection is a t-shirt and crew neck that pay homage to the hallowed producer through an angelic cloud-graphic of J Dilla’s face.  Also  included is a 45 record, exclusive to the capsule, which contains an unreleased J Dilla beat dubbed “Two Lips” on Side A and an unreleased Joey Bada$$ track over the aforementioned beat on Side B. Those fortunate enough to obtain “The Set” will be blessed with the J Dilla sublimation shirt, in which the cloud-graphic appears across the entire tee, as well as a newspaper featuring interviews with both Dilla’s mom, “Ms. Yancey” and Joey Bada$$,  done by  Patrick Liberty.  As Joey describes it, “This project has been a dream come true, working with the soul of my favorite producer of all time is an honor.”

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Jan 14

Just spoke to Madukes…she once again wants to thank everyone for their positivity and keeping Dilla’s spirit alive.   She’s getting ready to attend a number of events in Dilla’s birthday month (sorry, I’m not sure about all of the venues):

Feb 3rd NYC with Illa J & Slum Village

Feb 6th London

Feb 12th Detroit

Feb 18th Toronto

Feb 25th Cleveland

It also reminded me to post the International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest winner entitled, “J Dilla the SpeciaLIST” done by none other than Joe Buck (damn, that man is talented).  More info on the contest & how to buy the print etc:

Official Contest Site/ Order Prints, Posters and Shirts: http://www.art4dilla.com

For more information about The J Dilla Foundation go to: http://www.jdillafoundation.org

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