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Def Jam For Dilla

Now this is an awesome event on an honorable day in January.

The late Detroit producer J Dilla will be saluted with a tribute concert led by Mos Def and his Big Band for the University of Michigan's Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium. The event will be held at the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Jan. 21 (aka Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). "[Mos Def] really represents what is meaningful and what is good, and he shines the light on a lot of what is positive in hip hop," said Mark Jacobson who is managing the concert. "He comes to the art form with a positive message."

Tickets are between $25-$45.

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Related: Check out this Mos Def joint from the unreleased (released?) disc Tru3 Magic -- "Undefinable" (props to Soul Bounce)