Jay-Z, photographed in a Brooklyn laundromat for the December 1998 cover of Blaze magazine, by Chris Buck.

"It was the magazine’s idea to photograph Jay-Z spending his time as if he hadn’t become a hip-hop star. The cover of the magazine ended up being him working at a chicken joint. Some of the others included him watching TV outside the projects where he grew up, watching his vehicle get towed, shopping in a corner deli and, of course, doing his laundry."

- Chris Buck explaining the concept behind the Blaze shoot.