Being that I have readers from all across the globe I rarely advertise upcoming shows but I'm gonna make an exception for the Nature Sound presented "Jay Stay Shining" event which goes down on Thursday, February 13. If you happen to be in Miami on this particular date you can experience "A Tribute to The Musical Legacy of J Dilla", hosted by Ma Dukes herself and featuring performances by Slum Village with DJ YNot and friends spinning records. To buy tickets and read more head over to BardotMiami.com.
As I realize most of my readers won't be able to make it there I also want to take the chance to once again link to the official J Dilla documentary "Still Shining". This fantastic 40 minutes deep documentary offers in depth interviews with friends, family and colleagues and was directed and put together by Brian "B. Kyle" Atkins shortly after Yancey's untimely passing. "Still Shining" was originally produced for inclusion as a bonus DVD attached to J Dilla's "The Shining" (2006). Unfortunately, the documentary got hold up and wasn't completed in time for late August when BBE released the album. In fact it was only a year or two that the completed footage was made available to the public... And it's definitely a gem, so if you haven't seen it yet be sure to do just that right now!