DMX

The Eyes of Hip-Hop

The Eyes of Hip-Hop

From iconic moments like DMX drenched in blood on the cover of Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood to Barron Claiborne’s photos of the Notorious B.I.G. adorned in a crown, photography has been an essential part in launching hip-hop from its humble origins in the Bronx to the worldwide sensation that it is today. Given that hip-hop began as an artform meant to give voice to the experiences of black and brown youth, it’s easy to recognize photography and visual culture as an extension that helps to shed light on those society has ignored.