The "J-Dilla Changed My Life" events are hosted by DJ Spin Doctor and the Doctor's Orders crew and are an homage to the late American record producer and rapper J Dilla.
In their words:
"In his brief 32 years James Yancey otherwise known as Jay-Dee or J-Dilla, created a new sound for Hip-Hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D'Angelo, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that he has been described as a visionary, a genius & the quintessential producers' producer by many of the most respected names in the game. The fact that both Pharell Williams & Kanye West name him as their major inspiration speaks volumes to the influence of his distinctive "Dilla sound"."
The shows help to raise funds for the ongoing J-Dilla Foundation.