The most thugged out dudes we know from South Harlem and Hot Carl recently sat down with famed hip-hop photographer Jonathan Mannion to discuss his illustrious career in which he worked with the likes of DMX, Hov, Em, ODB, and just about anybody was has made an impact in hip-hop since the early 90s. I mean, dude shot 7 Jay-Z covers, so you know he’s got stories for days.

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EPISODE 37: Legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion joins the Hype Men to discuss how he got DMX to bathe himself in blood + what Jay-Z thinks of his Jay-Z impression + breaking new artists from Eminem to Lil’ Mama + Game’s Compton street reality + trashing hotel rooms with Sum 41 + the madness of Foxy Brown + Lil’ Wayne’s genius water + the ODB-Donna Summer connection + so much more!

Bonus Links: Mannion + Jay-Z covers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; Anthony Mandler’s Blueprint 3 ad; DMX – Blood of My Blood; DMX for The Source; Marshall Mathers LP [1, 2], The Game – Documentary, Doctor’s Advocate; XXL’s Aftermath cover; The Game’s table of guns and weed and scales; Sum 41 shoot; Foxy Brown’s XXL shoot; Memphis Bleek – 534; Akon – Konvicted cover; Kanye’s Fader magazine cover; Rocafella laughing shot; Lil’ Wayne; Ol Dirty Bastard – N***a Please; Richard Avedon’s official website

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