Watch Robert Glasper's Hour-Long J Dilla Tribute Live at The Legendary Blue Note in NYC
Featuring appearances from Ma Dukes, Chris Dave, and Slum Village’s T3.
Throughout the month of October, Robert Glasper has been treating crowds at NYC’s Blue Note to star-studded revues of his catalog.
And while it’s been one of the city’s hottest tickets, Boiler Room happened to be in attendance for last night’s performance, capturing an hour-long J Dilla tribute, live and direct from the legendary NYC venue. With an opening blessing from Ma Dukes, the Glasper-led five-piece runs through solo Dilla cuts and Slum Village classics with T3, the original line-up’s lone survivor, performing the late producer’s lines (and his own, of course) throughout the night.
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A portion of the proceeds from this week’s performances (continuing Saturday and Sunday with two sets per night,) will be donated to Save The Music Foundation’s J Dilla Music Tech Grant. Developed in partnership with Pharrell and Arizona State University, the recently-established initiative offers public high school students access to music education with non-traditional instruments and production programs.
Watch Robert Glasper lead an hour-long J Dilla tribute at the Blue Note below. The pianist’s residency runs through November 3rd. You can purchase tickets for the remaining shows here.