13. The Legacy Lives On
Detroit native James Dewitt Yancey (also known as J Dilla and Jay Dee) was one of the most prolific and influential producers in the history of hip-hop. The Legacy Lives On is a memorial tribute consisting of an urban scale timer that counts down to 70 years after Yancey’s death, at which point his music will be free of copyright and enter the public domain.
ARTIST: Evan Roth
VENUE: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren, Detroit, MI 48202