“Raise It Up!”

02.02.09 9 years ago 10 Comments

If you happened to stumble across the latest Vibe with Kanye on the cover, you probably found the better story (at least to me) was the chronicles of Jay Dee’s estate. In a nutshell, legal wrangling has kept his family, the rightful beneficiaries from benefiting from Dilla’s work. His parents, brother & his children are having the toughest time gaining the right to even use his name, much less royalty checks. On top of that, his mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey has been stricken with Lupus, the same debilitating disease that took Dilla way.

So in a mild way, consider this a chance to pay your respects to the man. Parra teamed up with Stones Throw to produce this “Ma Dukes” tribute T-shirt with all proceeds going to Dilla’s mother.

Available via the Stones Throw site and other retailers, a list of which you can find after the jump.

Retail Stores

Union (LA)
Standard (Atlanta)
Lazy Dog (Paris)
St. Alfred (Chicago)
Kicks HI (Oahu)
Premium Goods (Houston)
Burn Rubber (Detroit)
Cali Roots (Stockholm)
DMR (Osaka, Tokyo)
Jazzy Sport (Tokyo)
Streetkit Gallery (Moscow)
Norml Clothing (Ottawa)
Rush Hour (Amsterdam)
Sole Purpose (Beaumont)

Online Retailers

Turntablelab.com (+NY/LA Stores)
Fatbeats.com (+NY/LA Stores)

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