As stated in my earlier post, Jay Dee aka; J Dilla; aka Dilla Dawg; aka Pay Jay; aka Jay Dee-Zee, doin' it like he's doin' it for TV, is THE MAN.
Sure, there are other artists that I care a lot about from Beethoven to Phil Glass; Robert Nesta Marley to Sizzla; Thelonious Monk to John Coltrane; Celia Cruz to La Lupe and The Fania All Stars; Al Green and Stevie Wonder to Raphael Saadiq; Led Zepplin to The Police; A Tribe Called Quest to Little Brother, and countless other Hip-Hop, Dance, Rock, Pop and all around great artists that are the $hit!!! But, when it comes down to that: "...stranded on a deserted Island" artist that I'd have to take with me...It's gotta be Jay Dee!!! He's among the Greatest EVER.
Ms. Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, the mother of the late James Yancey, is currently battling the same form of Lupus/Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP or Moschcowitz disease), which took her son’s life.
Please help me in supporting this worthy cause by checking out my personal page, or the J Dilla & Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey team page, and showing your love for the:
2009 Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Washington Chapter's 3rd Annual Walk for Lupus Now!
The walk begins @ 9:30am, with registration starting at 8:30am.
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, DC. (METRO STOPS: Federal Triangle for the BLUE or ORANGE lines and Metro Center for RED line.)
There will be clowns, face painters and other activities for the kids. With the walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 12th to 3rd street and back to 12th street, (about 1.5 miles total and 5K if you do the route twice, down-and-back). There will also be a mini, two-block walk for those unable to complete the full 1.5 miles. Rain or shine!
Again, knowing that times are tough for all of us right now; it would still be great to reach the humble goal of the $100 minimum pledge in the names of James and Maureen Yancey. And, at the very least, please forward this to ANY of your people in the DC area who might want to at least come out and walk in support. Come down in your Dilla T's, and load-up an iPod playlist full of Dilla hits. The weather is supposed to hit 72° F on Saturday, and it should be beautiful!
Either way, it would mean a lot to me, the cause and the Yancey family, I'm sure.
Thanks again for all of your love and support!!!