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Contact High: On The Set With Outkast and Bootsy Collins

Photographer Eric Johnson recalls Three Stacks playing "Hey Ya" all day.
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Contact High: Shooting James Brown At Rikers

The stories behind Diana Mara Henry's iconic shots.
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Contact High: Photographer Angela Boatwright on Nicki Minaj’s First Feature Shoot

A look into the early visual powerhouse that was Nicki Minaj
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Contact High: Photographer Lucian Perkins on Shooting Bad Brains’ Valley Green Show

The show is now considered a seminal moment in music history
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Contact High: Photographer Ray Lego On Shooting Recent ‘College Dropout’ Kanye West

"I started calling him Mike. 'Hey Mike.' It was on his jacket. And that really got him going. He was getting pissed."
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Contact High: Photographer Gerald Jenkins On Shooting Gil Scott-Heron In A Land ...

"When I walked into the room he said I must be from the CIA as I was following him around which got a laugh from the many people i...
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Contact High: Esther Anderson On Photographing Bob “Tuff Gong” Marley, Circa 1973

"He explained the red was for the blood that was shed, green for the nature, and gold for the light and wealth of mankind."
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Contact High: Photographer Ray Lego Literally Takes Us To Church With This O.D.B...

"The priest was older but still knew ODB and was a fan. 'No swearing!' was what he kept saying." —Ray Lego
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Contact High: Ithaka Darin Pappas On Photographing a Bulletproof Vest-Wearing, S...

"The skateboard wasn't his own, he's signed it for someone and I think kind of borrowed it without asking."
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Contact High: Jamil GS On Photographing Jeru the Damaja As the ‘Sun Rises In the...

"Staying positive is all about mental kung fu." Jamil GS
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Contact High: Photographer Kevin Davies On Shooting Public Enemy #1

"When we got to the bridge, Chuck D was getting worried about Flav because Flav was kind of hanging off the bridge in a slightly d...
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Contact High: Photographer Ricky Flores On Shooting Early B-Boys and B-Girls

"At the time, hip hop wasn’t officially called hip hop. It was people just making up stuff on the fly."
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Contact High: Photographer Angela Boatwright On Shooting Solange Knowles for ‘Vibe’

I remember looking at the proofs thinking 'Damn!'
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Contact High: Janette Beckman On Photographing Styles Upon Styles Upon Styles of...

Here's what it was like to shoot ATCQ in the same year their first album debuted.
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Contact High: Photographer Trevor Traynor On Shooting A Flip Phone-Carrying Redman

"Mic, bright lights, camera, action!" -Reggie Noble
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Contact High: Photographer Sha Ribeiro Talks About Shooting ‘Master of Ceremonie...

"Yeah you the prey, I'm the predator. Yeah you the movie, I'm the editor." -Styles P