This special feature sees the first meeting between legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion and Maybach Music rapper Stalley. The two sat down with our man Wahid to talk about Mos Def, Richard Avedon, the creative process, and most importantly, dreams.
In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… I thought it’s finally the right time to do a mixtape. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… something people have asked me to do for a long time, actually… but I wanted it to mean something. Now… is the right time. I present to you “Grand Royal.”
But I wanted to make it special. Something beyond just an audio experience. I called my friend Jonathan Mannion… the legendary photographer (Jay-Z’s first four albums, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Nas, Aaliyah, the list goes on and on), and we decided to re-shoot the iconic cover from the Beastie’s 1989 classic “Paul’s Boutique.” -Mick Boogie
Since 1996 Jonathan Mannion has displayed his love for Hip Hop by letting us experience it through his eyes. Classic Art Gallery, presented by Reebok, brings you Mannion’s photography of legendary and up-and-coming celebrities. The event also includes performances and special guests Swizz Beatz, DJ Quik, Dom Kennedy, Big Daddy Kane, and more.
Reebok threw a great event for Jonathan Mannion at Milk Studios in Hollywood. Open bar, great music, live performances and amazing audience. Check out the recap above!
Famed hip-hop photographer Jonathan Mannion discusses how he collaborated with Nipsey in this Skee TV production. If you don’t know who Mr. Mannion is, please slap yourself and google him. Thanks. <3