Meeting Ma Dukes – J Dilla’s Mother @ FatBeats NYC….

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Coming home from a long tour, I got the most distinctive treat to cross paths with Ma Dukes, Mrs Yancey, J-Dilla’s Mother…

I will be the first to admit, I AM NOT one of these SUPER Dilla Stans. But Real Recognize Real and Game Recognize game and I AM a fan… I know and appreciate the mans work and his legacy, kept alive by his mother and the music he left behind, and thru the J Dilla Foundation – http://www.jdillafoundation.org/.

I got to get a lot of goodies signed by Ma Dukes – The shining 12″ , THe Dilla Donuts Serato Pack and A shirt whos proceeds went toward the Foundation –

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Asides from the vibes of chillin with Ma Dukes, it was a family affair of friends from all over – Rhettmatic, Amir from Kon and Amir, Mr. E from the Bay all stopped thru, and cant forget the fat beats homies Dj Eclipse and the Brown Bag All Star fam…

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Unfortunately Maureen Ma Dukes Yancey, the mother of the late James J Dilla Yancey, is currently battling the same disease that took her son s life , Lupus… also a disease that took a very close friend of mine bonnie had suffered from.

If ya can and feel the need, please support the causes that are trying to find a cure… and keep enjoying JayDee’s beautiful music…

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www.lupus.org
www.jdillafoundation.org

Thanks for the records Ma Dukes!


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