Jay-Z, Method Man, and Redman on a Manhattan sidewalk in 1999. Is Jay wearing Biggie’s Jesus piece?
Photographer Darbe explains: ”They had just exited a smoke filled black SUV as I was passing by and they granted me this quick set up. I spent a lot of time around Jay-Z in the years ahead. This was one of the few times he would ever let down his guard enough to spontaneously pose for me- or many other photographers, for that matter.”

Jay-Z, Method Man, and Redman on a Manhattan sidewalk in 1999. Is Jay wearing Biggie’s Jesus piece?

Photographer Darbe explains: They had just exited a smoke filled black SUV as I was passing by and they granted me this quick set up. I spent a lot of time around Jay-Z in the years ahead. This was one of the few times he would ever let down his guard enough to spontaneously pose for me- or many other photographers, for that matter.”