The Expert x Danny Diggs “Expert Diggs” EP Artwork

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Here’s the artwork I designed for the collaboration EP, “Expert Diggs,” by beat producers, The Expert and Danny Diggs. This is what they had to say about it:

“All it took was their names. This EP came about through the idea of simply having a project called “Expert Diggs”. Simply put The Expert & Danny Diggs decided to digg in the crates and find songs to give each other to sample and flip and put their own unique spin on them. This EP is the final product of these “Expert Diggs”. 

So who flipped it better? Always a topic among hip hop heads whether you are talking DJ Premier V Pete Rock’s flip of Ahmad Jamal’s “I Love Music”…. The Beatnuts V Buckwild flip of Cal Tjader’s “Morning” … Dilla’s V Nottz flip of Jerry Butlers “Just because i love you”. Digging for records and flipping samples is a part of hip-hop….and we love this shit!”

The concept behind the project’s artwork was to create an image that was themed around a beat makers task of hunting out new samples, by digging through crates of vinyl found in unusual places. I designed a simple 7 inch sleeve and vinyl sticker which I had printed. I then cut and pasted the whole thing together by hand. The photos above were shot by yours truly on a shelf of 7 inchs in the British Heart Foundation charity shop on the Streatham High road in London.