Posts tagged Portrait.
Jay-Z, photographed by Matthew Salacuse in 1997.
“This is a shot of Jay-Z I did in ‘97 for Reasonable Doubt. It was at the tail end of grunge, Onyx was around and everyone was grimy. And so I told him, ‘I want to shoot you in this grimy warehouse.’ And he said, ‘Nah man, it’s not me.’ Even in ‘97, he knew exactly who he was as an artist.”
Shawn Carter’s original dope dealing crew. Jay-Z, De-Haven Irby, and Jay’s cousin Emory Jones. Jay helped cocaine trafficker Emory get released from prison 37 months early on a 16 year bid, by agreeing to make him his executive assistant at Rocawear.