Modern archival pigment print • Digitally remastered from the original negative • Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 GSM fiber paper • Varying sizes available
Hand numbered in limited editions • Example: # /100
Printed facsimile of original hand-written quote and signature by George DuBose • George DuBose blind embossing • Authentic Edition rubber stamp on verso • Hand-signed letter of authenticity
"Gimme Yo' Money. Biggie's first professional photo shoot…"
This image, circa 1991, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, is from the first professional photo shoot for the late Biggie Smalls aka The Notorios B.I.G (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997).
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