Art & Web Director for Stones Throw Records
Artists: Madlib, J Dilla, Aloe Blacc, MF DOOM, Mayer Hawthorne
Los Angeles based independent music label
Founded in 1996
Contrarian - disillusioned with music industry
Iconic - identity without a portrait
Classic - jazz and punk
Major Theme: Identity
"I was thinking of a picture of this man, who happened to wear a mask for some reason, as opposed to 'a picture of a mask.' ... what's his story?"
"not himself, not an alter-ego, certainly not a cartoon character. He was literally 'the unseen'"
"I'll have to pass on the photo thing. I take about one picture every three years"
In the Court of the Crimson King + Madonna = Madvilliany