For our Chicago viewers, if you’re free this coming Tuesday, Dec. 18, consider heading to House of Blues Chicago for some great music and a great cause.
After the untimely passing of DJ Timbuck2 on Dec. 19, 2015, people from all over the country poured in their condolences and support to celebrate his life. He had succumb to Stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma and was just 34-years-old.
At the request of DJ Timbuck2, the Timothy Francis Jones Foundation was founded to promote self-health awareness amongst men.
On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at House of Blues Chicago (329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654), from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., the Timothy Francis Jones Foundation will hold its 4th annual benefit show not only honoring DJ Timbuck2 but several Chicago DJs including Mustafa Rocks, Boi Jeanius, DJ Elz, Jay Illa, and DJ Word.
“I have a social responsibility to let the rest of the world know, and anybody else that is going through this that you are not alone!!! Your struggle is my struggle, and I’m here to fight with you. To the ones with too much pride, and don’t like going to the doctor because they are too proud and can handle it all, I have high hopes that my journey and story brings you back down to earth.” – DJ Timbuck2
The Timothy Francis Jones Foundation will help shed the stigma of seeking health care, tackle gender and race – based barriers to accessing care while providing educational opportunities through online content, strategic partnerships and community based opportunities.
Vic Lloyd will perform a tribute remembering Timbuck2’s legacy and contribution to the hip-hop culture.
Described in Billboard as an amazing person and talent by Kanye West and “Awesome DJ,” according to Just Blaze, “even better human being.”
DJ Timbuck2 was one of the most respected DJ’s to not only grace the city of Chicago but the hip-hop culture. Touching many lives through music, Timbuck2 was not your average DJ, with multiple influences on his technique with the turntables, he always saw it as an opportunity to educate. Common recalled memorable evenings spent listening to the turntablist, concluding that he was “one of the most talented and gifted DJs ever!” Known for putting Chicago talent on the radio, Timbuck2 was one of the biggest supporters of the local music movement, working as a tour DJ for major artist including Kanye West, Common and Lupe Fiasco.
Click here to purchase tickets to #Timbuck2Forever.
Be sure to check out the official site, TimothyFrancisJonesFoundation.org.
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