In honor of the late J Dilla (AKA Jay Dee), Stones Throw is holding an official “Dilla Month” to celebrate his legacy. The indie label, which houses some of his most acclaimed and successful material to date including Donuts, will spearhead a seven-date tour in his tribute, beginning the 4th in London and ending March 9th in San Diego. Guests are to include the Beat Junkies, DJ Scratch and Pharoahe Monch. J. Rocc of the Beat Junkies is mixing a podcast titled “Thank You Jay Dee, Act 2” that will be available for download at the Stones Throw website February 5th.
The tribute, which will go on hiatus on Valentines Day and actually extends well into March, will be capped with the posthumous release of J Dilla’s Ruff Draft, a double disc album available worldwide.