Diehard fans packed the House of Blues to support the 5th Annual Timbuck2 Forever Tribute event this past Tuesday. The event gave a snapshot into what the Timothy Francis Jones Foundation has stood for the past five years–men’s health and maintaining it.
This year activities included a sneaker collab with PUMA with a $2,500 donation to support the foundation’s efforts as well as major DJ’s including D Nice, Maseo of De La Soul, Clark Kent and DJ Pharris.
Timbuck2 mentee Boi Jeanius announced the reboot of Go ILL Radio where DJ Timbuck2 would feature major Chicago artists and showcase their new music on major radio station WGCI. Local artist Rockie Fresh, Mother Nature, including legendary Mikkey Halsted and Project Mayhem graced the stage this year bringing back the nostalgia of Go ILL.
Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah shocked the crowd as the surprise guest of the evening bringing out Killah Priest performing hits from Supreme Clientele and 36 Chambers. The theme this year #BattleAnnually speaks to the ongoing battle and fight with cancer and being aware of your health.
The Timothy Francis Jones Foundation was founded at the request of Timothy Jones who succumbed to renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in 2015. Our mission is to promote self-health awareness among 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. To make a donation visit the timothyfrancisjonesfoundation.org website.