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Nas Is Being Taken To Federal Court After Posting An Instagram Photo Of Him, Tupac, And Redman

Taking a trip down memory lane has gotten Nas wrapped up in a new lawsuit. After posting a photo of him, Tupac, and Redman from July 1993 to his Instagram, Hip-Hop photographer Al Pereira filed a lawsuit against him in February for sharing it without permission or licensing the work, according to HotNewHipHop. The popular photo was uploaded by the rap legend in 2020, which is three years after Pereira registered copyright, according to the outlet. He claims that the Instagram post took away from his work’s worth. Court documents reportedly show that Pereira “accused Nas of ‘profiting from the work’ while ‘using it to increase his social media status.'” Nas has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 7, 2022

Kanye West Doesn't Have Current Plans For The Metaverse And NFTs — 'For Now I'm Not On That Wave'

The Metaverse will not be seeing global superstar Kanye West, or at least not anytime soon. West took to Instagram Monday (Jan. 31) to share with over 10 million followers that he will not be endorsing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at this time. Instead, Kanye West will continue to place his focus on his products, the “real world,” “real food,” “real clothes,” and “real shelter.” “STOP ASKING ME TO DO NFT’s I’M NOT FINNA CO-SIGN … FOR NOW I’M NOT ON THAT WAVE I MAKE MUSIC AND PRODUCTS IN THE REAL WORLD,” West wrote on Instagram. At the end of West’s note, he adds “ASK ME LATER.” So, perhaps the crypto world may gain a notable endorser in the near future.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 1, 2022

This Platform Preserves Hip-Hop History Through NFT Collections From Legendary Photographers

When the worlds of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and photography intersect, it becomes a space to help protect art and amplify its longevity. The stories behind the photos and the artist behind the lens are a part of what keeps history alive. It’s the power of storytelling through street photography that birthed visual artist Enrico Moses’ idea of how to help preserve historical moments within Hip-Hop. Flash Mints, an innovative NFT platform, features collections from legendary Hip-Hop and street photographers including Chi Modu, Jamil GS, T. Eric Monroe, Ricky Powell, and Yaasmyn Fula. “Hip-Hop is something that we as a culture we cherish. I think that we’re still learning so much more about the history of Hip-Hop because it’s so new,” Moses told AfroTech. “It’s something that was born recently in the 80s and really developed in the 90s. And here we are today in this multi-billion dollar industry. I think that these images are preserving this history that we’re all even discovering...

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 23, 2021

How to Start Your Photography Business Today

Have you ever dreamed of starting a photography business? Well, if you’re waiting for the “perfect” time, understand that there’s no time better to start than today. You can earn part-time or even full-time income if you’re a skilled professional. However, no matter how talented you are at your craft, you’ll need to take the following steps to be successful. Draft a Business Plan Dedicate time to writing a plan for your business. There are plenty of business templates available online that you can use as a guide, some simple and some complex. At a minimum, yours should include what your niche is, what your sales and marketing strategies are, who your target consumers are, and how you’ll set yourself apart from competitors. You’ll also want to determine both startup and ongoing costs, outline how you intend to finance your startup costs and decide how you’ll price and package your photos to make a profit. Secure Startup Funding The good news is that you can start your photography...


Jul 28, 2020