On July 17, J Dilla fans from across the globe will join together to celebrate the life of the legendary hip hop producer at the 9thAnnual J Dilla Tribute Concert and Fundraiser. The event will take place at the Howard Theater located at 620 T St N.W., Washington, D.C. Doors open at 8 p.m. The concert and fundraiser will not only feature a dynamic talent line up, but an exciting announcement from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Opening the show will be DC’s home grown talent Kokayi, RA the MC, Maimouna, Awthentik, Laelo, Kaimbr, Gods’Illa, Asheru & Hezekiah. The 2014 headline performers include rappers Phife Dawg and Pharoahe Monch.