J. Dilla’s Mother ‘Ma Dukes’ Is Set to Launch Youngsters’s Ebook About His Life

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Since his passing in 2006, J. Dilla’s legacy has been stored alive by means of music and now, it’ll additionally reside via a youngsters’s guide penned by his mom.

Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey has written a youngsters e-book, co-authored by CQ Wilder, M,ED and Diana Boardley-Clever, MBA, referred to as The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey. The trouble is greater than only a youngsters’s ebook, nevertheless.  It additionally consists of an interactive audio element which is narrated by J Dilla’s mom, and the audio model will embrace the printed e-book together with an audio usb cassette.

“Despite the fact that I truly lived it, it was fantastic to truly hear it,” Ma Dukes informed Peter Rosenberg in an interview concerning the guide, which will probably be out there on Nov. 22. “It type of shined a light-weight on my life since you don’t consider what you do day-after-day.”

Proceeds from the guide’s gross sales will go to the James Dewitt Yancey Basis. The printed e-book model is obtainable for $14.99 and the deluxe audio/printed ebook model is on the market for $34.99—will probably be out there in restricted portions.

Along with the upcoming e-book, Dilla’s legacy can also be being celebrated with The Smithsonian’s display of J Dilla’s Akai MIDI Manufacturing Middle and Restricted Version MPC 3000 of their Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition, which opened on September 24.

You’ll be able to pre-order The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey here.

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