"The Great Rammellzee. One of the original train graffiti artists. He was an amazing artist and I was proud to be his friend."
This image of the late Rammellzee (1960 – June 27, 2010), circa 1988, is from a publicity photo shoot for the Island Records EP Missionaries Moving by Gettovetts (Rammellzee and Shockdell).
George DuBose has been called “The Godfather of Hip-Hop Photography.” He was there when rap broke. Before it was called hip-hop. He was behind the camera for Biggie’s first professional photo shoot. While working with Cold Chillin’ Records, he immortalized Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Kool G Rap and Roxanne Shante. And the list just grew, including the likes of Run-DMC and Mobb Deep.
Now, House of Roulx is contributing in our own way by sharing DuBose’s works with both existing fans and an entirely new generation, so that they will also come to know the man who captured and help break the people who made music what it is today.
Modern Archival Pigment Print
Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 GSM Fiber Paper
Digitally Mastered from Original Negative
Hand Numbered in Limited Editions
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