Live recording from the J Dilla Tribute Mos Def organized in Ann Arbor several days ago. Props to Okayplayer High Voltage for originating this recording.

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Set List:
1. Black Radio
2. Fantastic
3. The $
4. Interlude
5. E=MC2
6. Jam
7. Ms. Fat Booty
8. THe Look of Love
9. Players
10. Bass Solo
11. Jam
12. Interlude
13. Paint The World
14. Interlude
15. Stakes Is High
16. Fall In Love

Here is an excerpt and link to an article written in the Detroit News:

The spirit of J Dilla was felt throughout Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium on Monday night, as rapper-actor Mos Def and his Big Band performed a tribute to the late Detroit producer, who died in February 2006 of complications from lupus.

During a loose 90-minute set that felt more like a jam session than a proper concert, Mos Def and his six-piece band — which included a drummer, keyboardist, bass player, trombonist, trumpet player and a multi-instrumentalist — didn’t so much remake Dilla’s songs as bring to life the feel of his compositions.

Mos Def took the stage with a bandana covering his face and a New York Yankees cap, and throughout the show he gave props to Detroit. (Close enough.) As he took the stage, Mos formed devil’s horns with his hand — the international symbol for “rock” — but instead of rocking put on a thoughtful, lively tribute to his friend James Yancey, one of the founding members of Detroit hip-hop troupe Slum Village.

Mos was clearly having fun, grooving along with his band and often grinning from ear to ear.

FWMJ

FWMJ

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14 Comments

  • James says:

    Do you have any more of this show? It was probably my favorite show and I have been looking for it for a week now.

  • FWMJ says:

    this is the full show. i’ll put up a tracklist in a moment

  • Hawkes says:

    HOLY!!! Baby Jesus!!! This is sooo dope

  • ray says:

    great!
    thanks 4 sharing.

  • NovelLover says:

    Mos Def is phenomenal! But have ya’ll heard of the Rapper/Emcee Novel? He was signed to Rawkus Records back when Mos Def and Talib Qweli was signed. He is coming out with his own album, “Audiobiography”. He is now signed to Capitol/Rowdy Records… and he’s produced songs on Alicia Keyes, Leona Lewis — and I heard he is now working with Beyonce!! You can see more of him at: http://www.myspace.com/novelmyspace. HE IS AMAZING!!!!!! I don’t know why he hasn’t blown up yet?? Extremely talented individual. His singing gives me the chills~~~

  • ConciousGirl says:

    Mos Def is the shit! But have ya’ll heard of the Rapper/Emcee Novel? He was signed to Rawkus Records back when Mos Def and Talib Qweli was signed. He is coming out with his own album, “Audiobiography”. He is now signed to Capitol/Rowdy Records… and he’s produced songs on Alicia Keyes, Leona Lewis — and I heard he is now working with Beyonce!! You can see more of him at: http://www.myspace.com/novelmyspace.

    Kanye West is dope as well… he helped support a ROWDY artist, Colin Munroe who re-made “Flashing Lights” entitled, “I want those flashing lights.” You all should check it out on YOU TUBE, it’s getting a lot of press!! Rowdy is coming up!! From Colin Munroe, to NOVEL the awesome Rapper/Emcee, to The Dallas Austin Experience to the NEW TLC, Just a girl and their sorry ass song RINGTONE… but they have other songs up their sleeves AND they can sing AND dance… and HOT AS HELL!!!!

  • James says:

    Can you make this available for downloading on to itunes? sick concerts!!!!

  • Max says:

    I was at that concert, it was so sick. I was sitting two rows behind J dilla’s mom.

  • Alex says:

    who is the bass player? sick stuff.

  • Dave says:

    I was there too. Fifth row…sick! I loved Stakes is High to wind things down.

  • mix master mike says:

    Considering Chris and robert were on the gig, I imagine it was derrick hodge on bass. Does anyone know who was on the horns??

  • Ben Solis says:

    Was this the Hill Auditorium show from Jan. 2008? If it was, I was there. Had no idea that those other cats were on this set. I was just a kid. I had no clue about Glasper and Chris at the time. This, sadly, is news to me. Holy shit if this is the same gig. That show changed my life. I’m going to flip if it was the same one.

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