November 1, 2010 – Arma-DILLA G.A.S. Mask
This Guerrilla Art Squadron mask is a hybrid Hip-Hop tribute to the late great producer J Dilla. J Dilla or Jay Dee worked his way up and built a reputation for creating the sounds of underground Hip-Hop. He worked with artists such as Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes and Common. There are quite a few species of armadillos but only one, the nine-banded armadillo, that lives in the U.S. Armadillo shells have been used in the Andes to make a lute called a charango. Nowadays charangos are made from wood though.
Mike T, one of my favorite artists, did an amazing tribute piece to Dilla. Vote for his work in the Official International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest!