Legendary Hip-Hop photographer, Chi Modu passes away at 54

Legendary Hip-Hop photographer, Chi Modu passes away at 54

He was Born in Nigeria to Nigerian parents, Chi Modu’s family fled the Nigerian civil war in 1969 and raised their son in New Jersey, US.

At this time, the cause of death is unknown. The announcement came via Chi Modu’s official Instagram and Twitter pages and it reads, “Our hearts are broken… We continue the fight ©💪🏾 The family request privacy at this time.”

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Chi Modu is known for taking some of the most iconic photos in Hip-Hop history. Alongside Jonathan Mannion, he documented the most influential modern culture through his lens. Born in Nigeria to Nigerian parents, Chi Modu’s family fled the Nigerian civil war in 1969 and raised their son in New Jersey, US.

After navigating the rise of acts like De La Soul through his lens, he rose to become Director of Photography at legendary Hip-Hop publication, Source Magazine. He shot every important person in Hip-Hop – especially between the 80’s and the mid-2000s.

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