Chi Modu, one of the vital celebrated Hip Hop photographers in historical past, has died. He was 54.
The information of his passing got here from his Instagram account. “Our hearts are damaged… We proceed the battle,” the publish, which listed the yr of his beginning and dying, learn. “The household request privateness right now.”
A explanation for dying or particulars surrounding Modu’s passing weren’t made obtainable as of Saturday night (Could 22).
After graduating from Rutgers in 1989, the Nigerian-born, New Jersey-raised photographer went on to work for the Harlem-based New York Amsterdam Information, and later, the director of images for The Supply, the place he shot greater than 30 covers.
A few of Modu’s most acclaimed and recognizable work got here with the Infamous B.I.G., Tupac, Snoop Dogg and DPGC, LL Cool J, Mobb Deep, Mary J. Blige, Bone Thugs-N-Concord, Wu-Tang Clan, Eazy E and extra.
Along with his unimaginable photographs of Rap luminaries throughout their heyday, Modu additionally shot many well-known Hip Hop album covers, together with Mobb Deep’s The Notorious, Methodology Man’s Tical, and Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage.
Youthful Rap followers had been capable of take pleasure in and study extra about Chi Modu’s iconic photographs by means of his fashionable Instagram account, which garnered greater than 350,000 followers and featured over 2,600 photographs of his work and experiences.