This photo was taken by Roger Erickson in Spring 2005 for a feature on Stones Throw that ran in Giant Magazine that summer. The setting is Madlib’s studio at the time, one of several studios he called Loopdigga’s Hideaway - this is Madlib’s drum set, his damaged one-string bass in the background, keyboards, records, and a beat CD on the snare drum. When Giant Mag ran this photo they digitally removed the baggie in Dilla’s hands, but left the vodka bottle.

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