Friday, February 20, 2009

News:: Do Some Good For Ma Dukes

Why not start your Friday by doing some good? (and getting something good in the process). Shepard Fairey (yes, of Obama poster fame) and the folks at obey have created a limited edition Dilla print that they'll be selling today (starting at noon, EST) to help raise funds for Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey. Like Dilla, Ma Dukes is battling Lupus, and so this is a certainly a worthwhile cause. There will also be a benefit this Sunday in LA, where 50 of the prints will be sold, here are the deets:

VTech/Mochilla Presents: SUITE FOR MA DUKES by Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson w/40 piece orchestra, paying tribute to Dilla. Opening DJ Sets by J. Rocc and House Shoes. "Timeless" series by Mochilla. 7pm - 11pm, All Ages, Venue: Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Tickets via Ticketmaster

Still feel like doing something samaritan-like but not in LA or in need of wall coverings? Well then, how about torso coverings? If so, head over to Stones Throw and pick up the "Raise It Up For Ma Dukes" T-Shirt, because all the proceeds from that are also going to Ma Dukes.

So there you go, get yourself an awesome print, or an awesome shirt, and help the mother of a hip hop icon in the process, seems like a lot of win-win right there. Now some music produced/inspired by Dilla, starting with SV's Raise It Up, which is led off by Dilla, in Jaydee mode, and is likely my favorite song from Fantastic, Vol. 2.

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