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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.