Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj for GQ (Photos)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


After dropping a behind the scenes teaser yesterday, GQ has made their photo shoot with Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj available for your persual on their website. Check out some of the images below and go here to read the accompanying Q&A, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill on How to Deal with Haters.

Here’s a choice excerpt about how Kendrick’s “Control” verse (I assume) helped bring the together:

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Jason Goldwatch x Gangrene (Willowbrook State School)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015


Here’s some behind the scenes footage of Alchemist and Oh No shooting at the abandoned Willowbrook State School property with Jason Goldwatch. The clip also features a number of stills Goldwatch shot throughout the trip, which are included in a special companion booklet that comes with physical copies of Gangrene’s new album, You Digust Me.

Watch below.

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Behind the Scenes of Kendrick Lamar’s Mass Appeal Cover

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Here’s a behind the scenes look at Kendrick’s photoshoot for the cover of Mass Appeal issue #56, which is on newsstands now.

If you haven’t yet, you must immediately go watch K.Dot’s new video for “Alright”.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Covers Mass Appeal

Da Vinci Baby

Saturday, October 11th, 2014


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NahRight & UpNorthTrips Present: Picture Perfect with Ricky Powell

Friday, August 8th, 2014


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Ricky Powell aka The Rickster, for those who don’t already know, is the man behind some of the most iconic images in the history of hip-hop and NYC street photography. Whether it was the Beastie Boys or Run-D.M.C. or Public Enemy, he was always up in the mix, ready to take professional photos of the early Def Jam scene on what he describes as “a hangout tip.” And he was heavy in the culture beyond that, snapping timeless shots of everyone from Basquiat to Eazy E to Big L (RIP to all), and hosting his infamous public access television show Rappin’ with The Rickster (which is now available on DVD), which gave people an opportunity to become acquainted with his extremely fun-loving personality. Point blank, dude has taken some of the illest rap flicks of all-time and is a legendary character in the game, so it was only right that we tap him for our Picture Perfect series.

Along with our brother Ev Boogie at UpNorthTrips, who we insist be recognized as the kingpin of the throwback rap photo wave that every other Instagram account seems to be riding these days, we carefully compiled ten classic pictures of different hip-hop artists Ricky Powell has taken over the years to ask him about for our latest edition of Picture Perfect. And it was an honor to listen (and laugh) as he told the stories behind them while walking the NYC streets, pausing at times to say what’s up to friends of his on the block (and his building’s new super), take a photo of a cute dog for his Instagram account, curse out a group of Sex and the City wannabees, dodge getting hit by a delivery man on a bicycle, and collect a rack from a Manhattan restaurant who recently put his work on display. This is Picture Perfect with the guy who dicked your girl—Ricky Powell.

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PICS: Action Bronson – Easy Rider (Behind the Scenes)

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


Here go a couple of shots from the set of Bronson’s video for “Easy Rider”.

This shit is gonna be so wavy.

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Picture Perfect with Alexander Richter

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

It’s time for another edition of Picture Perfect, and this week, we linked up with professional hip-hop photographer and amazing all-around artistic talent Alexander Richter to break down some of the most iconic photos from his many years of capturing images of our favorite rap stars. Without knowing it, you’ve probably seen Alexander’s work all over your Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook feeds, and definitely on blogs like NahRight. And that’s not by accident. Dude makes phenomenal pictures, straight up, and they’ve been used for everything from album covers to press junkets to feature stories in magazines in the U.S. and overseas, and in turn have spread like wildfire to make a major impact online as well (whether he’s been properly credited or not). Read below as Alexander Richter takes us behind the lens to discuss these ten timeless photos he’s made of rap stars—from 50 Cent to Mac Miller to The Clipse—in detail. As you will find out, there’s way more to it than just point and click. Respect the shooter.

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Picture Perfect with Retch

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

When it was time to choose someone to set off our new feature series Picture Perfect, where we get the stories behind our favorite artists’ Instagram flicks, it was a no-brainer to holler at Retch. Not only is Retch one of the dopest young rappers out right now (peep his latest project Polo Sporting Goods produced entirely by Thelonious Martin for proof), but his IG feed is off the chain. Whether he’s posting pics of him and his homies smoking excessive amounts of weed and/or hanging with the waviest of females, posing with your favorite hip-hop personalities (and the occasional movie star), or piecing together hilarious videos of nighttime moves through NYC, Retchy P’s been consistently killing it on the ‘Gram. So we connected with him earlier this week to get some insight into a dozen of his most compelling pics, and we also asked him to choose his favorite video clip from his recent IG footage. Here’s our first ever Picture Perfect with Retch, and yes, it’s lit!

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PICS: Kanye and Kim Got Married

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Kim Kardashian finally made an honest man out of Donda’s baby boy this past weekend at the Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy in an opulent, celebrity packed ceremony. E! Online has the first official pics of the couple, check a few out below.

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PIC: Nas & Jay-Z Backstage at Coachella

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Beyonce has been sharing some pics from her and Jay’s time at Coachella over the past couple of weekends and among them was this black and white shot of Hov and Nas shooting the shit during some downtime.

Hit the jump for a few more candids, including a couple of shots of Jay doing it the ski mask way.

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