Author(s): Ilja Meefout
Ilja Meefout has photographed the world’s greatest Hip Hop artists. He grew up in the Bijlmermeer in Southeast Amsterdam. His love of Hip Hop – which developed from an early age by listening to cassette tapes of Eric B & Rakim, NWA and Public Enemy – is clearly visible in his photos. His portraits are often characterized by a quiet simplicity and take ‘the artist’ out of their daily context, that often includes a large entourage and a lot of noise. Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Wayne, Pusha T, Ice Cube, The Beastie Boys, and the Wu-Tang Clan: Meefout has captured them all on camera.