Rest in Power: Legendary Hip Hop Photographer Chi Modu Dies
We are heartbroken by the news of Chi Modu’s untimely passing.
Chi was responsible for some of the most enduring sneaker imagery from hip hop’s Golden Age. From Eazy-E flashing his adidas Campus atop his lowrider in Compton to Snoop Dogg lacing the Nike Cortez in South Central LA, Chi’s inimitable lens captured the captivating days of 1990s hip hop. In Issue 42 of our magazine, we had the pleasure of running an in-depth interview with Chi on growing up in New Jersey, the fledgling sneaker culture, and how the pulse of the street dictated the market. A colossal talent behind the camera, he was also funny, kind, open and humble. If you find the time, you can revisit that interview right here.
Rest in Power, Chi Modu. You will be missed.