Ice Cube – Lady Liberty


I meant to post this a while back but you know how that goes. Classic pic of Cube choking out Lady Liberty taken by world famous hip hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli. Even though it’s anti-left coast, I’m gonna let it ride.

Lady Liberty @ Digital Gravel 

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9 Responses to “Ice Cube – Lady Liberty”

  1. e dubbs Says:

    I wouldnt say its anti-left coast but anti-amerikkkan.. No liberty, no justice… no pe@ce

  2. eskay Says:

    ^true, maybe I read too much into it. or not enough?

  3. VES Says:

    damn e dubbs, you might have examined that pic alittle too long.

  4. Krome Says:

    mayb its good that its anti-american since when has america really stood for liberty for us???

  5. e-dubbs Says:

    preach krome! Ves, it might have taken you a long time to figure out what the pic meant but not me. I’m sure you seen subliminal messages when you stare at your heineken too long though.

  6. Ves Says:

    yeah, i can see what you mean E, after a 6 pack…

  7. Ernie Paniccioli Says:

    This photo was shot early 90’s. Cube’s album at that time was “Death Certificate”
    .He and I were hanging out with Khallid Abdul Muhammad from The Nation of Islam and he had a strong influence on the both of us.
    Cube and I were walking near Liberty Travel in Midtown NYC and saw the statue and he and I knew it was destiny, fate or just a dope ass chance to dis the #1 b.s. symbol of Amerikkka.
    The photo is in my book “Who Shot Ya? Peace, Ernie Paniccioli

  8. eskay Says:

    Damn, Ernie thanks for clearing that up. I dont know why I saw it as anti-NY, the New York in the background probably threw me. love the flicks, classic material.

  9. Ernie Paniccioli Says:

    Glad to dispel any myths about my photos. I’ll share a secret with you. Before becoming a photographer I was and wanted to be a painter. If you look at most of my photos as paintings you’ll see them in a whole other light. Anyway I was born and raised in Brooklyn (Not Brooknam or Crooklyn or any other gheto ass names for the borough), how could I dis NYC or the East Coast? Cali is nice, but NY is my life. Peace, Ernie Paniccioli

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