AKOMPLICE CLOTHING HONORS THE LEGACY OF SUPER PRODUCER JAMES YANCEY aka “J DILLA”
With a limited edition T-shirt, and exclusive 45 Record set, contributing 100% of the profits to The J Dilla Foundation, and Yancey Media Group for the purchase of instruments to aid in children’s music education.
Akomplice Clothing has come in to support The J Dilla Foundation by paying a special tribute to one of the Greatest Legendary Producers in the history of music James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla aka Dilla Dawg.With a limited edition T-shirt design package including a rare 45 Vinyl Piece featuring an unreleased instrumental from J Dilla himself, guest-starring his younger brother Illa J, curated by J Dilla’s long time friend and colleague Mr. Frank Nitt, plus a special guest artist to be announced!
“Akomplice is honored to be invited to help further J Dilla’s legacy. Through this collaborative project, we will raise money to purchase instruments and music lessons for children so that they can have a chance to share Dilla’s lifelong passion of music. We have been a fan ofDilla for a long time so we are super excited to be doing this project. With this project we hope to produce graphics that exemplify that Dilla Rhythm … plus a new Dilla track coming with it is ridiculous!” – Mike and Patrick Liberty, The brothers behind Akomplice Clothing.
DILLA DAY Detroit 2013 is an annual concert event, and music expo celebrating the memory, and iconic music of one of the most prolific music producers of all time Mr. James “J DILLA” Yancey. J Dilla who is celebrated in over 20 major cities internationally, has left a mark on the world like no other has, J Dilla has a loyal cult following of fans that are paramount to the future of music production.
Akomplice was introduced to The J Dilla Foundation by The Los Angeles based Boutique Entertainment Marketing Agency Rootz Media in order to bring their participation in to the 2nd Annual “Dilla Day Detroit 2013”. The major event honoring J Dilla and his legacy is taking place at The Fillmore Detroit, and hosted by Grap Luva & Yolanda “Yo Yo” Whitaker. This event features special guest performances from: Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5’9”, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Frank-n-Dank & Illa J, B. Williams Experiment, and Clear Soul Forces. Special Guest DJ’s on the 1 &d 2’s will be Dj Spinna, Dj Sicari, and Dj Houseshoes. Rootz Media LLC, stewarded this limited edition charity initiative between Akomplice Clothing, Yancey Media Group and The J Dilla Foundation under the guidance ofMrs. Maureen Yancey, mother to J Dilla and Chair / Founder of The J Dilla Foundation – in order to create an economic business engine – that would benefit The J Dilla Foundation by it’s mission to provide music education, and instruments to the youth beyond the event itself.
“I am so delighted to have this venture with Akomplice Clothing. This will continue to raise awareness and the need of musicianship. I know my son would be so proud of this. Giving 100% of these proceeds, not only enhances the quality of service, it also shows the great commitment Akomplice Clothing has for the youth and the art form of music. ONE LOVE!” – Mrs. Maureen Yancey Chair / Founder of The J Dilla Foundation
The J Dilla Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that serves to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula. The foundation was co-founded by Maureen Yancey, mother of acclaimed producer James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey. – http://www.jdillafoundation.org/
Yancey Media Group is a collection of humbled, progressive and professional individuals, whom have graciously accepted a Global Vision to merchandise, document, publish, promote and market in every form of integrity, James Dewitt Yancey’s intellectual property and body of work. – http://dilladaydetroit.com/ and http://www.officialjdilla.com
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Akomplice is a movement. We are characterized solely by the love inherent in each individual moment. Our philosophy is simple; Evolution Through Innovation.
Mike and Patrick conceived Akomplice at the young ages of 18 and 20. Hailing from Colorado, without any industry-specific education, the two brothers embarked on their first collection with nine of their initial thirteen illustrator designs. Fast-forward eight years, and Akomplice is a pillar within the street-wear industry while preserving the curiosity and passion from day one. Akomplice boasts collaborations with iconic figures and media outlets including Raekwon of the Wu-Tang, Doom, Sneaker Freaker, Frank 151, and Vernon Davis. Mike and Patrick have also been commissioned for design by Nike’s lifestyle arm, Nike Sportswear on multiple occasions.
Akomplice is currently sold in 21 countries, and carried in over 200 stores across the globe. Akomplice has also enjoyed tenured success selling to Los Angeles institution, Conveyor at Fred Segal for over five years. Mike and Patrick have created an industry indispensable with Akomplice through thought provoking graphics, and calculated material choices that gain sophistication with each season. Though they’ve enjoyed swift and strategic growth, Mike and Patrick have maintained the ethos of “evolution through innovation” which is apparent within each collaboration, and garment produced.
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