J Dilla by B+

j-dilla.com May 6, 2012

J Dilla from the B+ photo gallery at Stones Throw
Above: J Dilla in Detroit, 2003
Below: Madlib and J Dilla in Brazil, 2005

“We met B+ when Stones Throw relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2000. He shot Madlib early on, while working on his Yesterdays New Quintet project in the impromptu studio he had set up in the living room at the Stones Throw house, and continued with Madlib over the years for Shades of Blue, Champion Sound, and Beat Konducta. In 2003 we asked B+ to visit J Dilla in Detroit while Dilla and Madlib were working on Jaylib. The photos B+ captured of Dilla on that trip have become the some of the most definitive images of the producer. In another photo seen below, he got Madlib & Dilla together on a short trip to Brazil in 2005. We planned to get pictures for Donuts on that trip, but Dilla’s unstable health during that time caused him to cut the trip short. ” – Jeff Jank