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From Raw Rap Photography to Rare Rapstar Collectibles

 - Sep 30, 2011
While the bling and the girls in music videos is how some rappers portray themselves, these hip-hop hero captures aim to show a different side of the MCs who are more than just about flaunting on the camera.

Hip-hop continues to dominate the music industry with a wide category of sub-genres that have become popular in clubs and in bars. Whether it's the sounds of Lil Wayne's dirty south, or the neo-soul tunes of talented band The Roots, there's no doubt that this style has become a favorite among many individuals. As a tribute to some of the fine MCs today, these are portraits that showcase a side of them that evokes a raw, honest aspect that most never see. Whether it's Jay-Z and Kanye hanging out in the studio or Odd Future posing playfully, there's something here for all hip-hop heads.