News: @ProdXchange, #DCLovesDilla Recap

By July 11, 2015Music, The Xchange

Aww man (casey veggies voice), where do we begin? Ok, how bout this. On July 9th and 10th, Washington D.C. was the place to be for the 10th Annual #DCLovesDilla weekend. Up first? The Beat Sessions at the Kennedy Center with a panel like none other. A lot of hip hop was in the room as PX was able to see Combat Jack (Internets!!!), 9th Wonder, Slum Village, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Amp Fiddler, Timothy Anne Burnside and Musiq Soulchild wax poetic about arguably one of the greatest music producers of all time. Shout to DJ RBI as well. The mix session was amazing.

Lot of Hip Hop in the room!!! #DCLovesDilla…

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Of all the people on the board during the beat session, the most inspiring piece of knowledge came from one Musiq Soulchild.


Props to 9th Wonder on the quote of the year. The entire room was in uproar as Musiq Soulchild said this. It’s one thing to hear something. But to be there when it’s said is a completely different aspect.


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Another fun fact about this event was one Timothy Anne Burnside. The Smithsonian curator, who was also among those who spoke about Dilla, said something that you would’ve never expected either…

“The music you hear from your favorite Hip Hop producers right now, it comes from Dilla.”

You had to have been there to see what she meant. We should’ve been here to see this tribute last year too, as Dilla got pieces of his studio put in the Smithsonian museum. But here’s an example of how Dilla works… Remember “Players” from 1997’s “Fan-Tas-Tic, Volume 1“? Well, it’s not saying players. Trust me, we were all shocked. Here’s the original. Dope flip on words ain’t it!?!?!?
On to last night. Sold out show at the Howard Theater as Grap Luva hosted the event. Witnessed a bunch of awesome D.C. talent as RA The MC, Alison Carney, Muhsinah and a boatlaod of others paid tribute to Detroit’s own. Here’s other show footage and performances from last night. Peace to Hed Rush, Heineken, iHeartDilla, Pulse DC and all others who made this weekend possible.


Performing for 2 sold out shows in 3 days. I'd say that's progress. RIP To one of the greatest ever

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Slum Village paved the way for J*Davey. #FACT #DCLOVESDILLA

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