Stories behind 6 iconic J Dilla photos with photographer Brian B+ Cross.
You’ve seen these photos, but all too often photo credit is never given. Ego Trip helps clear things up.
B+: We went to Detroit. This was around the beginning of the Jaylib project. The record was made more or less at that point and Stones Throw was waiting to do photos. So the idea was for me to go there and photograph him in such a way so that we could put photos of Madlib opposite him and somehow get them to work together. That was the plan … We had a terrible experience at the hotel and ended up getting into some bullshit with the Detroit police department … But then we were kind of happy with the notion that one of the hot joints from Dilla was “Fuck the Police.” And we were like, yeah, fuck that shit – we’re gonna go help the dude who made the “Fuck the Police”! [laughs] We were all hyped.