As many people around the world continue to celebrate the life and music of J Dilla, clothing brand Stussy has partnered with Stones Throw Records to create a limited-edition J Dilla Stussy Tee. The tee features Raphael “Raph” Rashid’s classic pic of J Dilla in his L.A. dining room-turned-studio, summer 2005. This picture comes from Rashid’s book entitled, “Behind The Beat: Hip-Hop Home Studios“, which features a look into the creative spaces of producers and DJ’s from the US and UK. The tee is now available in white and black and has J Dilla’s name printed on the back. You can purchase the tee at Stones Throw online store. It is licensed with J Dilla’s heirs who have recently announced a reorganization of the J Dilla Estate. Just a week ago, M.I.S.S. reminisced about the life and legacy of J Dilla. This limited edition tee is so cool because it displays J Dilla completely in his element.
In addition to the limited-edition tee, Stussy has partnered with Stones Throw on a 3-part documentary on J Dilla’s life during his later years in Los Angeles. The documentary features interviews with people such as J. Rocc, Garth Trinidad, DJ Rhettmatic, DJ Houseshoes, photographer B+, and Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf. Many of them speak about their first time hearing Dilla’s music and the impact that it had on them. Part 1 – Introductions and Part 2 – Detroit to Los Angeles – were just recently released. Part 3 (Donuts) will be released later this month. Be sure to visit the Stussy or Stones Throw website to check out all parts of the documentary as they become available over the next few weeks. Check out Parts 1 & 2 below!
- The Music Link List – 2.09.2011
- M.I.S.S. In The Mix: DâM-FunK’s “Adolescent Funk”
- Reminisce With M.I.S.S.: J. Dilla
- The Music Link List – 5.25.2011
- We Got the Beat: Hudson Mohawke