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Unreleased Pictures of Notorious B.I.G. Headed into Crowdsourced Exhibit


Image Courtesy PR Newswire/David McIntyreLong-lost photographs of The Notorious B.I.G., which were taken 21 years ago during the late rapper’s photo shoot with fashion photographer David McIntyre, have been discovered inside a jacket destined for Goodwill

The images, which were taken for Interview magazine, inspired McIntyre to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an exhibit for the photographs. “I was ecstatic. It was like unearthing a time capsule filled with rare and valuable artifacts,” McIntyre said in a statement.

“I could easily post these pictures online, getting tens of thousands of likes on Facebook or Instagram but that would be an injustice to Biggie’s considerable legacy. These pictures need to be viewed big. Very big — bigger than life! So you can see every detail, and feel Biggie’s presence,” McIntyre said.

The proceeds from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to mount an exhibition and finance a red carpet opening party in Brooklyn. The goal is $28,000 and if sufficient funds are raised, the show will go on the road to other major cities across the country: Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami.

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