J Dilla‘s legend continues to grow as the late-producer/MC will have his MPC 3000 beat machine enshrined in the National Museum of African American History.
People who rock “J Dilla Changed My Life” t-shirts will have the chance to view the instrument that changed his life. Pigeons & Planes is reporting that the National Museum of African American History will be displaying the tool when it opens on September 24.
The MPC is the machine that Dilla crafted his trademark drum sounds on to make his classic albums Welcome To Detroit, Champion Sound and Donuts. He also used it for his work withA Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde and of course Slum Village.
The machine will occupy the same space as blues legend Huddle “Lead Belly” Ledbetter’s guitar and the Parliament Funkadelic “Mothership.”
The National Museum of African American History was recently a beneficiary of a $5 million donation from Michael Jordan. Hopefully they will have the resources to have even more Hip-Hop artifacts in the future. Find out more about the museum here.