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The Alchemist: On “Keep It Thoro” (Behind The Boards)

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“Behind The Boards is back on Shade 45 with special guest The Alchemist!!! Hosted by Shade 45’s Music Man–Reef, Behind The Boards will take you on a track by track journey through The Alchemist’s hitmaking production career to get the real musical back-stories about his biggest hits for the likes of Mobb Deep, Dilated Peoples, Cypress Hill, Big Pun, Jadakiss, Nas, Ghostface and more!!!”

The show airs tomorrow on Shade 45 at 12pm- 2pm. More footage on the way. 

Jonathan Mannion: Favorite Picture

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In the final clip, Jon speaks on his favorite portrait. See it for yourself for free at the Milk Gallery in NYC (450 W 15th St) now until July 11th.

Previously: Jonathan Mannion: Aaliyah’s Last Photo Shoot x “The Wall”| Jonathan Mannion: Lil Wayne Rebirth Art Work| Fat Joe Takes A Look At Himself| Jonathan Mannion: Jay-Z Hard Knock Life Outtake| Jonthan Mannion: Notorious B.I.G. At The Palladium 

The Alchemist Has A Dance Battle

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Here’s something to lighten the mood. In the clip, The Alchemist challenges a street performing to dance off. Those moves were good Al, but you’re no match for Def Jam’s Dancing Machine!

Jonathan Mannion: Aaliyah’s Last Photo Shoot x “The Wall”

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Above, Jon puts his 15 year career on display. At the 1:38 mark, he highlight’s Aaliyah’s Polaroid with a poignant message. Below is a closer look at “The Wall” itself. 

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Fat Joe Takes A Look At Himself

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To celebrate Jonathan Mannion’s exhibition opening at the Milk Gallery, Joe Crack came through to show his support and ended up seeing a familiar face. 

Jonathan Mannion: Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life Outtake

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Somewhere in my hip-hop treasure trove, I have another variation of this image as a Hard Knock Life Vol. 2 promo poster. Taking a trip down memeory lane, Jon gives the skinny on the shoot and how Jigga’s royal blue Bentley crushed the block—and ego’s. 

Jonathan Mannion: Notorious B.I.G. At The Palladium

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Last night was the opening of celebrity photographer Johnathan Mannion‘s three week long exhibition at the Milk Gallery in New York City. For 15 years, he’s captured some of hip-hop’s most iconic images. Above, he gives the story behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s photograph at the Palladium. More footage on the way.