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  • admin 2:38 am on February 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 323 East, 5E Gallery, Art Exhibit, Call For Art, Charity, Detroit, Fundraiser, , , La Famiglia, , Tribute, Wordwide   

    J Dilla Tribute Group Exhibit – Open Call For Art 

    323 East, 5E Gallery, La Famiglia and The J Dilla Foundation are proud to announce that they will be hosting an international group exhibition in tribute to the legendary producer and recording artist James Dewitt Yancey, aka J Dilla. This Exhibit will celebrate the life of and contribute to the legacy of J Dilla through visual art.

    This exhibition is a fundraiser and awareness campaign for the J Dilla Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula.. A portion of proceeds generated from this exhibit will be donated to The J Dilla Foundation to help fund their ongoing programs.

    Artists from around the world are invited to submit original artwork in any format for consideration. All submissions must be inspired by J Dilla. Artists can submit artwork via email. Please include images and details regarding the artwork and the artist (title, medium, links, contacts, etc.)

    Submission Deadline: May 5, 2011

    Submissions can be sent to:

  • Art4Dilla 4:15 am on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest Announces Artist Joe Buck As The WINNER 

    Ma Dukes and The J Dilla Foundation announce the winner of The International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest and open a call for artists to participate in a J Dilla Art Exhibit.

    Ma Dukes and The J Dilla Foundation are proud to announce that the "So Far To Go" International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest has come to an end, but the movement continues. Artists and fans around the world were invited to come together and celebrate the life of legendary producer James Dewitt Yancey, also known as J Dilla, to raise awareness of The J Dilla Foundation through artistic expression. After three months, 141 artists entered original artwork inspired by J Dilla on Thousands of fans and supporters from 112 countries and territories participated, and the people have chosen a winner.

    The top voted submission is entitled "J DILLA the SpeciaLIST" which was created by artist and designer Joseph "Joe Buck" Buckingham. Joe's artwork, "J DILLA the SpeciaLIST" will be produced as a limited edition, Giclee print series, signed by Joe Buck and J Dilla's mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey.
    This signed, limited edition print, as well as special lithograph poster and t-shirt are exclusively available for sale at All proceeds will be donated to The J Dilla Foundation to help fund their ongoing programs.

    Artist and designer, Joseph Buckingham was born in Germany, raised in Queens, New York, and is presently living in Long Island, New York. Joe describes his style of painting as "Pop Art, Fauvism, Primitivism and sometimes Abstract." Over the past twenty years, his true passion has always been painting, even though he has worked on designing branding material and music packaging for a long list of clients such as Fubu, Baby Phat, Echo Red, George Clinton and De La Soul. Noted milestones include the artwork for De La Soul's "Saturdays" and "De La Soul is Dead" albums. Joe was also part of the founding team that created Fader Magazine. He also Illustrated two of the first ever Hip Hop children's books with Scholastic "Think Again" written by Doug E Fresh and "Hope" written by Shaggy

    "Joe has always been more than an artist. joe Buck himself is "ART". What we view as his amazing illustrations are his children!" "The poster feels like a blueprint into Jay Dee’s very soul. His watchful eye looking at me as i read and stand in awe over all of his work listed.The illustration Joe served goes beyond 2Dimensional" -Pos / De La Soul

    "A remarkable illustration worth more than its one thousand woven words. You witness Dilla’s private conversation to Joe transcribed for educational public domain."
    "Fine art from a fine artist. Joe is a master. This should be used as Dilla 101 for years to come"- Damu The Fudgemunk / Redefinition Records

    The contest may have come to an end, but the movement continues. The J Dilla Foundation, along with La Famiglia, 323 East and 5e Gallery are proud to announce that they will be hosting a group exhibit, showcasing artwork from around the world inspired by J Dilla. The exhibition will be held at 5e Gallery in Detroit, MI (USA) and will open to the public in May of 2011.

    There is an open call for submissions from artists around the world. All mediums of artwork are welcomed. Artists interested in presenting original artwork inspired by J Dilla for consideration for this special tribute art exhibition can submit images of artwork and general information via email. Artists should include detailed information about their artwork and interest. To submit your art work for consideration, send an email to"> with: artist name, an image of the work you would like to submit, size, medium, and your location. More details regarding the exhibit will be released at a later date.

    The "So Far To Go" International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest was organized by La Famiglia & 323East on the behalf of The J Dilla Foundation. Supporting sponsors include; Jakprints, 5e Gallery, Crewest Gallery, RX Fresh, Ironlak, Fatbeats, Bombing Science, Fusicology and Ohm Creative Group.

  • Adam 3:18 am on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Art, contest, , J Dilla Tribute Limited Edition Signed Print Series, , pre-order, So Far To Go   

    The Final Days – Spread The Word! 

    First things first, thank to all of you that have already participated and made this contest possible. Over 100 artists from around the world have submitted artwork. That’s pretty amazing in itself. Our hopes going in to these last few weeks of the contest is that with your help we can reach out and touch more people. Please take a moment to learn more about The J Dilla Foundation and what they do. Help us change the future.

    As mentioned, the top voted contestants artwork will be produced as a limited edition print series, signed by the winning artist as well as Ma Dukes, J Dilla’s mother. An unsigned poster will be produced as well. Both the poster and signed prints are available for Pre-Order in the contest site. Proceeds from the Prints and Posters go to help fund The J Dilla Foundation’s ongoing programs. We encourage you to get yours today before it’s too late!

    To Pre-Order a Print or Poster go to:

    If you have not voted, please take some time to really look at all the artwork, remember there is over a 100 submissions. After you’ve voted, tell some friends about the contest and the cause. There are social network sharing options for each individual pages and entries set up in the official contest site, or simply email or post a link. We need your help raise awareness of the contest and the cause!

    Unfortunately we can’t tell you is winning as of now. We are all very excited and anxious to see which submission wins. Thank you so much!

  • Adam 2:55 am on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Art Contest, , Jakprints, Posters, Printer   

    Thank You Jakprints 

    We wanted to take a moment to thank and introduce our official print partner for the “So Far To Go” Contest, Jakprints. Jakprints specializes in custom full-color offset printing, apparel printing and sticker production.

    Jakprints offers an extensive list of products and services and has worked with and helped many musicians, bands, businesses, and artists develop their ideas and bring them to the visual world of marketing and promotion.
    Jakprints is an independently owned and operated company that proudly calls Cleveland, Ohio, home.

    To learn more about Jakprints and their services, check out:

  • admin 4:03 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 944, Art4Dilla, , Press   

    Art4Dilla Artists featured in 944 Magazine’s weekly Top 9 

    Check out the post and see if your art was featured and what the magazine has to say……

  • Art4Dilla 3:37 am on October 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    THE REST OF DILLA Vol 1 – Mix Tape by DJ Rasta Root 

    THE REST OF DILLA Vol 1 from Digital Soul on Vimeo.

    This is the companion video for J Dilla Tribute Mix Tape by DJ Rasta Root.

  • Art4Dilla 11:27 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Common on J Dilla –

  • Art4Dilla 8:39 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: @ArtforJdilla, flying lotus, twitter   

    Flying Lotus Showing support for the contest by retweeting @ArtforJDilla’s post about the contest. flying lotus

    And a classic remix by Flying Lotus – fall in love (j dilla tribute)

  • Art4Dilla 8:29 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Official News Alert! 

    art for dilla in Juxtapoz

    The Official International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest made it on the Juxtapoz blog today! Congratulations to ProblaK From: Roxbury/Boston for getting your art reposted around the web.

  • Art4Dilla 7:47 pm on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  



    Sponsored by:
    The J Dilla Foundation
    La Famiglia Magazine
    323East Gallery
    Bombing Science
    Prescription Fresh
    5 E Gallery
    Crew Est

    Ma Dukes and the J Dilla Foundation with La Famiglia Magazine and 323East present “So Far To Go” Official J Dilla Art Contest.

    Ma Dukes and the J Dilla Foundation, with La Famiglia Magazine and 323East are proud to announce “So Far To Go,” an official J Dilla tribute with an international art contest. This contest is an invitation to fans around the world to gather and celebrate the life of one of the most influential recording artists and producers, James Dewitt Yancey, also known as J Dilla. The “So Far To Go” Art Contest was created to contribute to the legacy J Dilla left behind through artistic expression.

    Artists create original designs inspired by the legacy of J Dilla and register by uploading their artwork to Users vote on the artist’s work to choose the winner. The winning design will be produced as a poster and limited edition Giclee print series signed by the artist and J Dilla’s mother, Ma Dukes. Proceeds will be donated to the J Dilla Foundation and fund their ongoing programs.
    The word “foundation” has several meanings. A person lays the foundation for a successful life and career through focus, hard work, and (most of all) by never losing sight of how his public and private efforts will influ- ence the world around him. It is also the familiar term for any established agency that has as its mission a firm commitment to improve the lives of others. It is fitting, therefore, that the J. Dilla Foundation combines these two definitions perfectly and allows the legacy of one man’s art to be the inspirational force in other people’s lives.

    The official launch date of the “So Far To Go” J Dilla Art Contest launches September 30, 2010. For artist registration and contest details go to the official contest website:

    Contest Dates:
    9/21/10 – Artist can enter the contest and upload their artwork
    9/30/10 – Voting starts
    12/30/10 – Contest Ends

    About J Dilla J Dilla, born James Dewitt Yancey, was a Grammy award winning record producer and artist who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. According to, he was one of the music industry’s most influential hip-hop artists. J Dilla changed hip-hop culture and the music industry as we know it. His creativity has molded and contributed to the sounds of recording artists such as De La Soul, Slum Village, Phat Kat, Common, The Pharcyde, Busta Rymes, Erykah Badu, and many more. On February 10, 2006 at the young age of 32, we lost J Dilla to Lupus and the rare blood disease TTP. The true story surrounding the beauty and controversies of the legacy left behind are monumental. For more information about J Dilla, visit:

    The J Dilla Foundation is a non-profit charitable institution that serves to help fund inner-city music programs and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula. The foundation was started by Maureen Yancey, mother of acclaimed producer James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey. Maureen proclaims, “The J Dilla Foundation seeks to be a staple in the movement for progressive music education. We also hope to be leaders in the efforts to enhance and develop arts programs in urban communities.” Target cities for 2010 are Detroit, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

    323 East is a collection of creative energy materialized in a mashup of art, culture, lifestyle and creativity. Located 20 minutes north of Detroit in Royal Oak, MI; 323East is home to over 100 artists with rotating works in a variety of mediums. Recent exhibitions include local and international artists Glenn Barr, Audrey Pongracz, Ron Zakrin, Lost Fish, Charmaine Oliva and David Foox.

    La Famiglia Magzine is an independent magazine focusing on music, art, urban and cultural movements from around the world and the ideas and energy that bridge the gaps between them. La Famiglia Magazine is published by La Famiglia Publishing; a creative development and publishing company.
    To register or for more contest details go to:

    Press Contact:
    Jesse Cory
    Ohm Creative Group