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Jul 18

madukes

It was just announced at the DC Loves Dilla event that Dilla’s MPC and custom-built Moog will be placed in the Museum of African American History and Culture.  The Smithsonian is currently building the museum which is set to open late next year/early 2016.  Formal announcement on the J Dilla Foundation’s FB page.  Video from the event below.

via okp

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Dec 08

Please join us in playing Secret Santa for Dilla’s daughters Paige & Ja’Mya.  We’re hoping to buy them some cold weather wear.  Make a donation here.  (thanks in advance…people have always been really great about helping Dilla’s family & children!)

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Jun 18

Finally got a chance to catch up with Madukes this morning…she is busy as usual. She’s concentrating on a new project called,The Rebirth of Detroit, and very excited about the next round of scholarships for the J Dilla Foundation beginning July 1st.   She also mentioned that she’s going to have to pry Dilla’s MPC away from Illa J because it will hopefully be in the new African American Smithsonian set to open in the next year or so (this may be old news, but I was like, “WHAT?!”)

She’s been trying to get her social media on, so you can follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/officialmadukes or connect with her on Facebook.

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Feb 08


Luckily Stones Throw writes blog posts so I don’t have to…I can tell you that every time I speak to Madukes, she is completely humbled and appreciative that people all around the world work to keep her son’s spirit alive.

J DILLA: BEHIND THE BEAT
Stones Throw joined with the J Dilla Estate to produce this poster of the 2005 photo of Dilla at work, photographed by Raph Rashid.
http://sthrow.com/jdilla

BEHIND THE SMILE: J DILLA’S DONUTS
A clip from the video that turned into the cover of Donuts, with a back-story from the director.
http://sthrow.com/donuts

THANK YOU JAY DEE
Streaming audio from the definitive J Dilla mixtape by J. Rocc
http://sthrow.com/thankyou

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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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