After the untimely passing of DJ Timbuck2 in 2015, people from all over the country poured in their condolences and support to celebrate his life. At the request of DJ Timbuck2, Timothy Francis Jones Foundation was founded to promote self-health awareness amongst men. On Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at House of Blues Chicago (329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654) 9pm – 2am the Timothy Francis Jones Foundation will hold its 5th annual benefit show not only honoring DJ Timbuck2 but several Chicago DJ’s.
A few of the DJs celebrated that night will be Mustafa Rocks, Boi Jeanius, Jay Illa, DJ Word, MANO, DJ Pharris, O Zone along with special guest DJ’s will perform a tribute remembering Timbuck2’s legacy and contribution to the hip-hop culture. Following the legacy of his contribution to the culture, Timothy Francis Jones Foundation and PUMA is releasing a signature collab sneaker in honor of Timbuck2 with a percentage of the proceeds donated to the foundation.
The Timothy Francis Jones Foundation was founded at the request of Timothy Jones who succumbed to renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in 2015. Their mission is to promote self-health awareness amongst men and specifically men of color. With this in mind, Timothy Francis Jones Foundation helps shed the stigma of seeking health care, tackle gender and race – based barriers to accessing care while providing educational opportunities through online content, strategic partnerships and community based opportunities.
Described in Billboard as an amazing person and talent by Kanye West and “Awesome DJ,” according to Just Blaze, “even better human being.” DJ Timbuck2 was one of the most respected DJ’s to not only grace the city of Chicago but the hip-hop culture. Touching many lives through music, Timbuck2 was not your average DJ, with multiple influences of hip-hop his technique with the turntables, he always seen it as an opportunity to educate hip hop. Common recalled memorable evenings spent listening to the turntablist, concluding that he was “one of the most talented and gifted DJs ever!” Known for putting Chicago talent on the local radio, Timbuck2 was one of the biggest supporters of the Chicago music movement, working as a tour DJ for major artist including West, Common and Lupe Fiasco.