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The Source Remembers Big L on His 45th Birthday


The Source sends a birthday salute to a legend in the game whose life was cut short. Born on this day in 1974, Lamont Coleman aka “Big L” was born in Harlem and became one of the biggest artists to represent Harlem World in Hip Hop. One of the members of the original Diggin’ In […]

Dame Dash Insists That Lyor Cohen is Still a Culture Vulture

Dame Dash Insists That Lyor Cohen is Still a Culture Vulture

On Wednesday (Aug. 1), previous head of Def Jam Recordings and current YouTube Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, showed up on The Breakfast Club for an interview and while being asked about signing an artist with a drug addiction, Dame Dash was brought up in the conversation. While Dash and Cohen have a long […]

Barneys Drops A Collection To Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Of Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’

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Jay-z is celebrating a brand new capsule collection for his iconic album Reasonable Doubt. The Roc was introduced to the world by Kareem Biggs Burke, Emory Jones and Blaine Halvorson’s MadeWorm.  Celebrating a masterpiece with an exclusive collaboration with inspired album-inspired graphics. The collection includes outerwear, sweats, tees and comes with callouts to the seminal […]

Recap: Jonathan Mannion & Roc Nation Presents “PROPHECY,” The 20 Year Celebration of ‘Reasonable Doubt’


Jonathan Mannion and Roc Nation’s “Prophecy” 20 year celebration of Reasonable Doubt was an epic extravaganza earlier this week. It was held at the Marlborough Gallery in the Chelsea area of Manhattan and featured art pieces from JAY Z‘s classic debut album on display. Jonathan Mannion, the photographer that captured the legendary album cover, is known […]

Jonathan Mannion Presents “Prophecy,” The 20 Year Celebration Of ‘Reasonable Doubt’


The introduction of JAY Z to the world occurred when his debut album Reasonable Doubt was released on Roc-A-Fella Records on June 25, 1996. With hits such as “Can’t Knock The Hustle” featuring Mary J. Blige, “Brooklyn’s Finest” featuring the late Notorious B.I.G and “Dead Presidents,” he peaked at the number three spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. Jonathan Mannion, the photographer behind the lens to capture the album’s iconic cover, is currently celebrating his epic contribution to the album’s 20-year anniversary, with a private event held today [Thursday, June 30] titled “Prophecy,” presented by Mannion and Roc Nation. The event will feature “22 historical images that bring back iconic moments in time where two future icons in their respective fields would intersect and cause quite a stir.” What events occurred that were essential in getting your big break in the photography world back in the 90s? Advertisement Jonathan Mannion: The biggest break I’ve received was as a 22 year old. I had the opportunity to work for the legendary Richard Avedon as my first job straight out of Kenyon College. This opportunity afforded me the ability to see the biggest jobs that were being done in the world at the time: […]