Last Thursday Saj “Kaiser” Sosseh’s preview hyped us up for the 5th Annual J Dilla Benefit Concert at the Black Cat. Did it live up to the hype? Well it did sell out, disappointing the long line of people waiting to buy tickets. The house band The Players, led by J Laine, shut it down, and Munch Joseph, the event coordinator, brought together an amazing set of hip hop greats from DC, PA, Boston, and NY, who all had the honor of performing Dilla produced tracks. The event not only raised good money for the J Dilla Foundation (jdilla.org) and the Lupus Foundation (lupusgw.org), but the event also brought attention to Arizona SB 1070, educating Dilla fans on this crazy issue. Check the photos below for highlights from the event.
Photos provided by: Munch Joseph; Color – Kris Price; Black and White – Jati Lindsey
House Band: The Players (led by J. Laine)
Diamond District (Oddisee, yU, XO)
Headliner: Talib Kweli