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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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