Mike in his Bushwick Studio.

Photography has always been essential to creating and maintaining the mythology of rappers. My friend Wilbert Cooper recently interviewed Mike Schreiber, a living legend in hip-hop photography, for VICE.

A young Lil’Wayne

As Wilbert describes him “Photographer Mike Schreiber’s camera must have something magical in it, because it seems like every young MC he shoots turns into hip-hop royalty. His body of work is littered with images of rappers captured right at the tipping point of a legendary career. He’s shot nearly every notable rapper, from a young 50 Cent to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, all frozen in time in his elegant black and white portraits. His images have been gracing the pages of all the major hip-hop publications like the Source and Vibe for years and in 2010 he published the gorgeous photo book True Hip-Hop, which features pictures and stories he’s gathered throughout his career.”

The Opening Reception for the Book is Tonight so if you’re in New York be sure to drop by and check it out. You can read the rest of the interview HERE

True Hip-Hop by Mike Schreiber: Opening & Book Launch
powerHouse Arena
37 Main St.,
DUMBO Brooklyn, NY
6 PM- 9 PM

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