Distinctly Dilla

@ Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD)

Friday February 23, 2024

06:00 PM - 1:00 am

Urban Art Orchestra
Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson
something blue

Celebrate the Genius of J Dilla – A Night of Art & Music

Join us for a unique event honoring the 50th birthday of the legendary James “J Dilla” Yancey. Immerse yourself in a night filled with creativity and rhythm, where art and music collide to pay tribute to one of the greatest hip-hop producers of our time.

**Event Schedule:**

6pm – 9pm – **Dilla Mix by Mean Dean**
Set the mood with iconic beats from Dilla’s discography, expertly mixed by Mean Dean.

6pm – 9pm – **Artist Meet & Greet**
Curated by Orange Krush & Alex BatteStilli
Mingle with the artists who’ve captured the essence of Dilla’s impact on music and culture.

9pm to 10pm
**Dilla World’s Behind the Big Curtain**
Interactive Art Experience
Featuring Detroit Sound Sessions curated by Ali The Unifier
Engage with a unique art experience that brings Dilla’s world to life.

10 PM
**Dilla World Orchestra**
With Urban Orchestra & Special Performances @urbanartorchestra
by Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson
Experience the fusion of classical and hip-hop, including guest performances.

11 PM
Beige & Something Blue
Groove the night away with sounds provided by from Audio Rescue Team


T Barb call to action for domestic violence & mental health awareness

Original art and prints inspired by J Dilla.

– **Merch Booth**
Exclusive Dilla-themed merchandise.

– **Food Catered by Eat Street Social**
Delicious bites to keep you energized all night.

– **Dilla Time Book Signing**
By author Dan Charnas, with hosting by Miz Korona.

_MOCAD & DILLA WORLD presents an unforgettable celebration of a musical icon. Don’t miss out on this night of soulful expressions and Dilla-inspired creations._

Artwork by Kingship Creative

Friday February 23, 2024

6:00 pm - 1:00 am


Cover: TBD

Distinctly Dilla, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD)