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Just Blaze Set To Headline 7th Annual J Dilla Fundraiser “Donuts Are Forever”

(AllHipHop News) Just Blaze is officially set to headline the 7th Annual “Donuts Are Forever” fundraiser in New York City next week.

Brooklyn Vegan reports that Just will be headlining this years James “J Dilla” Yancey tribute event and fundraiser in New York City which is set to take place at SRB Brooklyn on February 17th.

Proceeds go to benefit the Donuts are Forever Scholarship Fund, an initiative in partnership with the Groundwork for Success Program (run by Good Shepherd Services) that sends high school kids in Brooklyn to Scratch Academy to learn how to DJ/produce.

“The DAF Scholarship was created in 2011 and by summer of 2013,” says Derreck Johnson, a member of Rare Form, which produces the event. “We will have sent 40 kids to these classes.”

Other guests include DJ’s like Shawn Dub, Tara, Center, Parler, Stylus and host Fresh Daily. It was previously headlined in 2011 by The Roots’ Questlove.

In addition to “Donuts Are Forever,” Dilla’s hometown of Detroit will be celebrating his life and works at the Fillmore  as part of Dilla Days which kicks off tonight and lasts throughout the weekend.

J Dilla, who would have turned 39 yesterday, died in February 2006 at the age of 32 of 2006 from complications due to his fight with Lupus.

For more information visit DonutsAreForever.com.

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