Pablo Escobar getting off one of his private jets

The Second Coming, The Source (1994)
With pure poetry, Queensbridge realness and the best producers in New York, NAS raises the stakes of the hip-hop game.
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"She don’t believe in shooting stars, but she believes in shoes and cars"
Flashing LightsKanye West

Kanye West (2004)
Photograph by Neil Gavin

days before rodeo

“Where I’m from, there’s a lot of gang culture and things like that, so instead of throwing on up gang signs, which we used to, I put a Blood and I put a Crip together and we’re throwing up hearts. It’s about “sparking the idea of some type of change through music or through me because I go back to the city now and people give me the honor and respect that, you know, this kid can change a little bit something different that’s been going on in the community.” - Kendrick Lamar