Newark, NJ, August 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Du "Do It All" Kelly (of multi-platinum Hip Hop group Lords of the Underground), along with The Jersey Boyz (of Alkatraxx) has just completed a new mixtape entitled Dilla Gorillaz—a J-Dilla Tribute Album. Alkatraxx artists, The Jersey Boyz (Cartel, Aktual, & Rouga) and Do It All pay homage to the late James "J-Dilla" Yancey by spilling pure, unadulterated lyrics over some of Dilla’s best tracks. This 29-track release is a testament to the legacy Dilla has left behind and what he’s meant to the world of Hip Hop, as evidenced by the passion shown on the microphone by the Garden State-bred collective.
Kelly states, "I want to be sure to give credit where credit is due, and show one of the greatest to ever do it behind the boards what it would’ve been like to bless his beats. I also want to let the world know that it’s necessary to pay respects to Ms. Maureen Yancey (Dilla’s mother), and do what’s right by showing her that the Hip Hop community cares by donating to the James Yancey Estate."
Monetary gifts and donations can be made by wire or in person to:
Wells Fargo Bank of Los Angeles
c/o Ms. Maureen Yancey
132 Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Routing Number: 122000247
Account Number: 6043250676
James "J-Dilla" Yancey—a Detroit native, was known for working with a number of artists, including Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, and was a founding member of Slum Village (with Baatin and T3). On February 10, 2006, J-Dilla died as a result of cardiac arrest. The critically-acclaimed instrumental CD Donuts had just been released on his 32nd birthday--3 days earlier.
Dilla Gorillaz—a J-Dilla Tribute Album
Check out the following Alkatraxx Records releases:
Also, check out Lords of the Underground House of Lords (Affluent Records) in stores now.
About Lord Gang Worldwide, LLC:
Du "Do It All"Kelly created Lord Gang Worldwide, LLC to give the independent the knowledge and platform to make a difference in the entertainment industry and local communities, while empowering, and emphasizing the need for constant enlightenment.
Corporate Contact: Mike Hatch
Lord Gang Worldwide, LLC
Aktual Faktual mixtape (Alkatraxx Records 2005) Growing Pains mixtape (Alkatraxx Records 2006) // Making of a Monsta mixtape (Alkatraxx Records 2008) Live from the 908 mixtape (Alkatraxx Records 2007) (Lord Gang Worldwide, LLC/Alkatraxx, LLC) will be available on various Hip Hop websites, including www.HipHopDX.com .