Hip-Hop photographer Chi Modu, releases a special Memorial Edition of iconic rapper Biggie Smalls with the Twin Towers in the foreground, just in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Each photograph is hand-signed by the photographer, numbered and titled in the border, and framed to museum quality. Only 110 prints will be made in the edition, signifying the number of floors in each Tower.
“When the idea came to me to represent Notorious B.I.G as the King of New York, I thought what better setting than to have two of the quintessential New York City buildings in the background. In one of Biggie’s earlier songs, he has a line where he refers to the original failed bombing of the World Trade Center with his verse, ‘blow up like the World Trade.’”
“Biggie liked the concept,” he says. “After postponing the shoot a few times because of scheduling conflicts, we finally completed the mission and I was able to capture all three New York icons in the picture.”