Waajeed Curated an Exhibit of Previously Unseen J Dilla Photos in San Francisco
A Day In The Life of John Doe is on display until March 23rd
Gathered from years of friendship, A Day In The Life of John Doe — named after Dilla’s first production moniker — offers rare glimpses of the pioneer at work between 1997 and 1999, just before cementing his household name.
The exhibit, hosted by San Francisco’s Family Affair gallery through March 23rd, also features a video series created by Waajeed, featuring excavated samples and words of gratitude from peers and subsequent generations of producers. In one of the clips (see below,) Jeedo details record shopping with his friend and mentor of 17 years, and the voicemails they’d leave each other with new constructions from the lab. The space will host performances from its curator, along with Moodymann and Carl Craig in the weeks ahead.
A Day In The Life of John Doe is the second showcase of Dilla’s impact to be featured in a gallery or museum, following The Smithsonian’s installation of his MPC 3000 and Minimoog synthesizer at The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
Join us next Thursday night, February 21 at 7PM for a special screening of Bling47 Breaks DILLA Edition, a collection of short films uncovering the distinctive samples used by J DILLA as the foundation to his iconic sonic collages. WAAJEED will be in the building as well to discuss this work and also share other rare, unseen footage of his memories and experience with his close friend (link in bio). We are open today ‘til 7PM. 24 x 36 framed archival black and white prints in edition of 3 and 5 are available for purchase. Don’t sleep (hours in bio).
Posted by Family Affair on Wednesday, February 13, 2019