Timeline: early 1996. Vibe magazine creates a cover story for Death Row Records and on the cover were its biggest stars: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, and the label’s founder, Suge Knight. The backdrop was simple: black. In the foreground: hip-hop elegance. It remained one of the best covers Vibe would do. 18 months after this cover his stores, 2Pac was dead.
Timeline: 2013. Joe Clair, former host of the BET hip-hop show Rap City and star of many television commercials over the years, now has a new radio show called The Booth. For their photo, Joe Cleezy takes on Suge’s stance, co-host Shanti Das takes the Snoop glare while co-host Ronnie Jordan handles the 2Pac move. Like his career in music, Dr. Dre doesn’t exist in this recreation but we’re okay with this. As for The Booth, you may check out the latest installment below, or make sure to check out Clair’s Soundcloud page on a regular basis.