J Dilla Foundation Launches 'So Far To Go' International Art Contest

(AllHipHop News) The J Dilla Foundation has announced "So Far To Go," a new international art contest thats designed to celebrate the life of the legendary producer, born James Dewitt Yancy. The non-profit, which is run by J Dilla's mother Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancy, has teamed with La Famiglia and 323East to create original designs to celebrate the life of J Dilla, who died on February 10th, 2006 from the incurable disease, Lupus. Contestants can upload their original designs to the new website Art4Dilla.com, where users will vote for the winning design. “The J Dilla Foundation seeks to be a staple in the movement for progressive musiceducation," Ma Dukes told AllHipHop.com. "We also hope to be leaders in the efforts to enhance and develop arts programs in urban communities.”The winner of the So Far To Go art contest will have his or her design produced as a poster, along with limited edition Giclee prints, signed by the winning artist and Ma Dukes herself. Proceeds will be donated to the J Dilla Foundation and fund their ongoing programs.