Picturing Hip-Hop: "Who Shot Ya?"

Ernie Paniccioli

On today's show, photographer Ernie Paniccioli talked to Farai about his book, Who Shot Ya? Three Decades of Hiphop Photography, which captures legendary hip-hop celebrities in their element.

He talked about fighting with Salt-N-Pepa in the early days, hip-hop's "colonization" and rap music's evolution through photos.

Take a look at some of his pics with the greats:

Ernie and Latifah


Ernie with Queen Latifah

Ernie and Bambaataa


With Afrika Bambaataa

Ernie and George Clinton


With George Clinton

Ernie and Busta Rhymes


With Busta Rhymes in 1992

Ernie Paniccioli


With Chuck D in 2005 / Credit: Koe Rodriquez

Ernie Paniccioli


With Gordon Parks

Ernie Paniccioli


With The Notorious B.I.G.

Ernie Paniccioli


With Flava Flav in 2005 / Credit: Koe Rodriquez

Ernie Paniccioli


With Melli Mel

Ernie Paniccioli


With Sam Greenlee, author of The Spook Who Sat by the Door

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i need to cop this book. i was building with someone and they hated on it. But i encountered Paniccoli in NYC at Rock Steady Anniversary and he was dropping science.

Sent by Brother Omi | 9:33 PM | 6-25-2007

While we in radioland are impressed with your show's appreciation of hip hop music during Black Music Month, some of us were wondering when you were going to do a little more on American classical music, commonly called Jazz. Thanks for a great informative program.

Sent by Larry Reni Thomas | 1:46 PM | 6-26-2007

Are there any hip-hop artists who have recorded music that supports reparations and commpensation for needy African-Americans? If so, who are they? Do they sell millions like the others or are they marginalized? Why not do a story on them?

Sent by Larry Reni Thomas | 3:04 PM | 7-2-2007

Hey Larry,

Thanks for your comments. Our doing a series on hip hop was not our way of ignoring other genres of music during black music month but rather, our way of paying respect to one. In future months and series, we will explore other kinds of music as well... so stay tuned...

Nicole

Sent by Nicole A. Childers | 6:50 PM | 7-2-2007

I checked him out a the Hip-Hop political convention in Newark a few years back and the brother is deep. Much respect.

Sent by Rob | 2:20 PM | 7-11-2007

PEACE ERNIE. I WILL BE GETTING MY COPY WHEN I SEE YOU AT MEDGER EVERS THURSDAY EVENING. COLLECTIVE FLOW WILL BE PERFORMING RIGHT BEFORE YOU ARE INTRODUCED.
PEACE
TRE'DEE

Sent by TRE'DEE | 10:57 PM | 3-1-2008

this junk is crazy

Sent by Peaunut | 12:41 PM | 6-3-2008

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