Legendary hip-hop photographer Chi Modu dead at 54 – fr

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Legendary hip-hop photographer Chi Modu dead at 54 – fr


An Instagram post announcing the sad news was published on Saturday, with a caption that read… “Our hearts are broken… We continue the fight © 💪🏾 Family is asking for privacy right now 📷”. It was accompanied by a photo of him and his lifespan in years, 1966-2021.

Details surrounding his death have not been released.

Chi had taken one of the most memorable sets of photos when it came to music – the filming of a variety of rappers in the ’90s, which went on to grace memorable album covers, as well as t- shirts and photos for years. come.

He is perhaps best known for photographing Prodigy and Ravage by Mobb Deep for the cover of their 1995 album, “The Infamous” … but he could be equally well known for his black and white photo of a shirtless Tupac, with his hands near his head and cigarette smoke blowing.

There are countless other legendary artists in his repertoire, including The notorious BIG, Snoop Dogg, In the, Diddy, LL Cool J, Clan Wu-Tang, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Ice-T, Run-DMC, Q-tip, Gang Starr, Geto Boyz, Red man, Dead Prez, Eminem, Fat JoeAnd Kris Kross, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ ign, Common and Flavor Flavor.

The list can go on forever – but in the end… your favorite rapper has probably been shot at one point or another by Chi… whose job is well documented and seriously unmatched.

The guy started at The Source and was pretty much in charge of getting into those acts that were bubbling up at the time … and sure enough, they gave him unprecedented access to document their work, their lifestyles and their moments. the most intimate. All the photos were taken for sick shots, which goes without saying.

His photojournalism has gone beyond simple hip-hop, BTW – Chi has traveled the world and taken countless photos in countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Chi’s contribution to photography and music culture is unprecedented… and her death is, frankly, shocking.

He was only 54 years old.

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