Jonathan Mannion Is Hip Hop's Photographer

I'm a pretty big fan of Hip Hop music and I have seen every one of the pictures in these two videos. What I didn't know was that they were all taken by a single person. Jonathan Mannion is extremely talented but he also seemed to be around in exactly the right time to shoot the faces of this growing genre of music.

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Does anybody know the name of the song that runs from 1:16 to 1:56 in the first video?

@Jon-Mark, Jay Z - 99 problems

Are you serious Jon-Mark? That is the music from Jay-Z's "99 Problems" baby!! I love the these images and this time. The music, and the images. The same images I used to admire when I was uh "younger". If there is any other video or more info, please hook it up. Thanks boys!

Kon Iatrou's picture

Awesome, follow your dreams and make it a reality - beautiful :)

Soooooooooo much and many album covers and famous photos and i had no idea all from one guy! that guys taste and style has influenced so much! he got 99 problems and photography aint one!

Von Wong's picture

wow. that's a lot of very good photos of very big named people :O

Can anyone tell me what the first song on the first video is?

Nice video and music.


Daniel Johansson's picture

@Noah -

Aloe Blacc - I need a dollar.

Hip hop has been a huge part of my life. I have always followed the work of Glenn E. Friedman and his work with early hip hop, but it looks like this guy picked up where Glenn left off. Amazing videos. Thanks so much for sharing!

Derrel Ho-Shing's picture

THIS DUDE IS GREEZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shout out to all the real hip hop heads... 90's Hip Hop ALL DAY

Super Dope post!