On June 26th of 2015 The Roots hosted a jam packed star studded event in Los Angeles at Club Nokia in honor of the late great J Dilla. The live show was billed as The Roots Presents J Dilla – Featuring Erykah Badu. However, the real treat were the surprise guest performances by Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, Slum Village, Bilal and The Pharcyde along with an opening DJ set by Detroit’s own Dilla Disciple, House Shoes.
I shot some footage of the performance and figured I’d share it with you in 3 parts. Here in Part 1 we have a bit of House Shoes’ DJ Set followed by The Roots, Erykah Badu and Busta Rhymes. You’ll notice Busta’s mic kept cutting out on him but this was rectified by the time he shared his Dilla story with us which you can see in Part 2.