Mildly Disturbing Images of Gang Life in Early 2000’s Brooklyn, New York

The career of the photographer known as Boogie is as diverse as it comes. He’s known for shooting athletes like Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt and soccer star Mario Balotelli for high-profile companies like Puma and Nike—but he’s also published six monographs that focus on the harrowing street culture of cities such as São Paulo and Belgrade. Boogie was born and raised in Belgrade, and grew up around cameras; his father and grandfather were both amateur photographers. He didn’t take an interest in the art until his country descended into war-torn chaos in the 90s. At the time, photography helped him … Continue reading Mildly Disturbing Images of Gang Life in Early 2000’s Brooklyn, New York

Street Photography Of 1980s New York By Jamel Shabazz

At this point, who doesn’t want to go back to the older days? Well today Jamel Shabazz, a Brooklyn-born photographer does that with his latest collection of photographs. Today we get a look at some Street Photography Of 1980s New York By Jamel Shabazz. This brilliant and eye-catching collection features the style, the camaraderie, and culture of the era, which found the emergence of hip hop taking root. The images showcase the style, the attitude and more of the city while providing an eye-catching look at the process. Speaking about his images, he shared with Vogue that “During the era … Continue reading Street Photography Of 1980s New York By Jamel Shabazz

Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) Announces Surprise Album Before Retirement

Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has had quite the tumultuous 2016 (haven’t we all?). All year long the Brooklyn hip-hop legend, outspoken political activist and silver-screen actor has been caught up in legal troubles. He tried to travel out of South Africa under a fraudulent “World Passport” document , and as a result, he and his family were detained in January. (He’s now on the country’s “undesirables” list, apparently unwelcome to return…) Whether his legal troubles had anything to do with it or not, they coincided pretty closely with the rapper’s announcement that he would be … Continue reading Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) Announces Surprise Album Before Retirement

Jay Z Makes $40 Million Offer for Prince’s Unreleased Catalog of Music

Rap titan Jay Z could become the owner of Prince’s unreleased music if a hefty offer receives the proper sign-offs. TMZ reports that the TIDAL owner has already put in an offer of about $40 million for the late musician’s catalog of unreleased tunes. Jay Z reportedly even went so far as to meet with Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson and her husband, flying them out to New York City to discuss the multi-million dollar offer. For the offer to be approved, the Brooklyn lyricist would need more than just a sign-off from Nelson. Although Nelson is Prince’s only full sibling, … Continue reading Jay Z Makes $40 Million Offer for Prince’s Unreleased Catalog of Music