Friday, February 7, 2020

Dillatroit 5 returns to Marble Bar to celebrate the life and legacy of Detroit producer J Dilla

Staff Pick

Posted By on Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 6:10 AM

  • B+/Stones Throw Records
  • J Dilla, 2003.

Just three days after the release of his highly influential record Donuts and his 32nd birthday, prolific producer J Dilla died of complications from lupus.

Detroit has not forgotten Dilla or his massive contribution in shaping Detroit’s underground hip-hop scene, nor his work with an impressive list of A-list musicians and their music, including Common, Janet Jackson, Macy Gray, and Erykah Badu. For the last five of the 14 years since his death, Detroit has formally come together to pay tribute to Dilla with Dillatroit. Hosted by emcee Miz Korona, Uncle P, and Bishop Lamont, this year’s event will welcome guests Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Big Noyd (of Mobb Deep), A.R.E.S., Clear Soul Forces, Killa Ghaanz, 5-ELA, and more. Music will be provided by DJs Los, Butter, RO, Tony Tone, Sabotage, and King David, as well as DDrew Green, Junes Flow, and Max Julian.

Doors open at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Marble Bar; 1501 Holden St., Detroit; 313-338-3674; Tickets are $25+.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation