Aug 28

donutshopDilla’s name will grace a Detroit Donut shop opening at 242 John R. Street.  His uncle, Herman Hayes,  a former baker at Avalon Bakery, plans to open Dilla’s Delights in October or November.

More info at and Detroit News

Also keeping Dilla’s spirit alive is the just-released single from Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt & Illa J).  “Quicksand” also features Common & Dezi Paige on a track produced by Dilla.  Avail for purchase on iTunes.

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Feb 05

Just spoke with MaDukes, and she is in NYC to celebrate Dilla at  First Fridays at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (going on like…now). It’s free, so hustle over there.

Tomorrow she will be at:

She also mentioned that Illa J will be flying to Japan on Feb 7th (Dilla’s actual birthday) and will be performing on the 10th at PEACE at UNIT.  More info here.

And and and…there’s a new shirt that benefits the Dilla Foundation produced by DSE in conjuction with 5e Gallery (we hopefully will be getting a few for the site, but in the meantime, you can buy them directly from DSE.)  Proceeds will be donated to the Foundation!

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