One of hip-hop’s biggest photographers', Chi Modu, has been in a legal dispute with The Notorious B.I.G.’s estate. He claims that Biggies estate is trying to ruin his business due to some issues from 2018. Modu is suing the estate of Biggie Smalls following a court dispute that resulted in the estate calling him a “parasite."
Back in 2018, Biggies estate approached Modu about a 1996 picture that he took. The photo I am talking about is the infamous image of Biggie infront of the Twin Towers in New York City with that iconic sweater on. Well, the estate wanted the photo but it came with a trade off request.
Chi Modu asked for $100,000 a year for the estate to license various pictures he took of Biggie. Modu told the NY Post, “I basically asked for a living wage for my work,” “Up until then, they were paying much, much less, so you see what’s going on."
Modu is known through-out the music industry for his iconic photos of Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube and so many more. Here is Chi Modu's work.
What would you do if you owned such legendary photos?