Last Thursday we introduced a new weekly segment here at iHipHop in which we post 25 old school hip-hop photos as part of the internet phenomena known as Throwback Thursday. And for our second installment of #ThrowbackThursday we again have scoured the deepest, darkest depths of the ‘net to bring you more vintage rap photos you’ve probably never seen before. This week we’ve got some goodies, for sure. Mark Wahlberg playing ball with Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, OutKast, Mya, and L.A. Reid circa 1996, Bun B and Pimp C in high school, and Prodigy of Mobb Deep like you’ve never seen him! Peep the photos after the jump. Enjoy!
Throwback Thursday. Everyone and their mother partakes in the weekly internet phenomena that is sweeping the Western world, in which one shares old school images on various popular social networking sites (most notably Instagram). And perhaps the genre of music to receive the most love via this tradition is hip-hop, as many (including the artists themselves) share vintage snaps of various rap acts over the decades. Some even dating back to its infancy. So, we here at iHipHop, being the obsessive rap fans that we are, have decided we would partake in this lore as well and share 25 old school hip-hop photos each and every Thursday. This week we’ve got some goodies, including photos of a young Kanye West, Nas & Jay Z before the beef, and even Allen Iverson chillin’ with some notable rappers of the 2000s. Check them all out after the jump! Enjoy.
How do you tell who is going to be massively and unabashedly successful? Can you see their desire? Or hear it? Kanye West, in comparison to his fully formed self, has never been the Kanye we know. The one we know has always been forming in moments like this, when nobody really cared he was there and he came to understand that as a mistake of their existence by proving em wrong. He catches a little Nasty Nas flow too, it’s fun. Watch his impressive freestyle after the jump.