December 30 in Chicago will forever be known as DJ TimBuck2 day, via a declaration from the Mayor’s office. This honor is an example of the impact of the late Timothy Francis Jones, aka DJ Timbuck2.
Jones recently passed away due to cancer. In a heartfelt open letter to his family and friends, he stresses the importance of taking care of ourselves and our health.
A celebration of his life, Timbuck2 Forever was held at Metro in Chicago. The city of Chicago came out three thousand strong to show their support for this legend. The crowd was a mixture of every race, age and ethnicity and speaks to the vast reach that Tim had as a Dj.
Super producer Just Blaze and legendary rap group De La Soul flew in to celebrate Tim’s life and spoke highly of who he was as a DJ and a friend.
The night was hosted by Good Music artist Holt, one of Tim’s best friends and it went off without a hitch. Twista, Vic Mensa, GLC and other Chicago notables provided the soundtrack for the night. The energy was high and Chicago showed up for one of their very own. This was a celebration for the history books. It truly was a beautiful night.
All words and images have been graciously provided by Eddy "Precise" Lamarre.