J Dilla news: reorganized estate, foundation, website, and upcoming projects

J Dilla news: reorganized estate, foundation, website, and upcoming projects
J Dilla, Detroit, 2002, by B+

  • January 25, 2010

In the year since Vibe Magazine published the article The Battle for J Dilla's Legacy, exposing the behind-the-scenes disaster of the J Dilla estate, many positive changes have taken place.  J Dilla's heirs are today announcing a victory in this ‘battle’ with new estate administrator, and the launch of the website j-dilla.com which will officially represent J Dilla and serve as a contact for anyone wishing to do business with the artist's name and music.

Stones Throw is proud to be involved in two projects with the J Dilla estate:  a Stussy x Dilla tee, and a music release with Serato.  Details about each project will be posted here in coming weeks.  

Separately, plans have been announced for the newly established J Dilla Foundation, who have filed for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit charitable institution to help fund the development of music in the inner city and provide scholarships to students enrolled at schools with progressive music curricula.

Read the complete announcement:
www.j-dilla.com