Hip-hop wunderkind Timothy Jones, aka DJ Timbuck2, passed away December 19
, and his friends have banded together to put on a tribute show: tomorrow night's Timbuck2uesday at Metro
. Jones launched a series called Timbuck2uesdays seven years ago at the Shrine, spinning hip-hop every week; he brought the night to Beauty Bar five years back.
Timbuck2uesdays was just one of the platforms from which Jones (also a WGCI on-air personality and Treated Crew member) helped hold the Chicago hip-hop scene together. The community is giving thanks with this tribute. Among the 20 DJs on the bill are the Twilite Tone
, one of Common's earliest collaborators and Jones's mentor; Mano
, the rapper-producer and Treated Crew leader who recently coproduced the Weeknd
's multiplatinum hit "The Hills"; and DJ Pharris, a producer as well as a longtime local radio host at Power 92. Treated Crew rapper and recent GOOD Music signee Holt (formerly Hollywood Holt
) serves as master of ceremonies.
The show's flyer also promises special guests, and considering that Jones worked with and helped boost the careers of so many Chicago artists, I imagine there will be plenty of them. Tickets
for Timbuck2uesday are $20, and the proceeds go to Jones's family; the show kicks off at 8 PM. See the full lineup below.