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Jonathan Mannion Talks Shooting “ColleGrove” Artwork, 2 Chainz Explains Why Lil Wayne Is A “Living Legend”

Tue, Apr 5, 2016 by

Jonathan Mannion Talks Shooting ColleGrove Artwork, 2 Chainz Explains Why Lil Wayne Is A Living Legend

In a recent interview with Rebecca Haithcoat for Instagram Music, 2 Chainz and Jonathan Mannion (who shot the cover) discuss all about the artwork for ColleGrove.

Jonathan talked about how he photographed Lil Wayne while on set of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” in February after shooting Tity Boi a couple of weeks beforehand:

“I set up a portable studio behind [Wayne’s] trailer on the set of ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’. With 2 Chainz, I shot him about two weeks before that, in a studio in Los Angeles. It was me and a retoucher. I was like, it really has to look like these tattoos sink into his face as if they’re his own.”

Chainz spoke on coming up with the idea for the ColleGrove album artwork, having to slap himself sometimes to realize that Tunechi is one of his realest friends, and why he believes Tune is a “living legend”:

ColleGrove album cover idea:
“When it hit me, I thought it was the dopest idea in the world. I told a few people and was like: ‘That’s not lame, right, if I put his tats on my face?’ If you notice, the album cover doesn’t have the title on it. I thought that would just say everything.”

Friendship with Lil Wayne:
“Wayne is my brother, my friend, I got him on speed dial. I have to slap myself to realize that sometimes. So many things that took place in ’07 and ’08 have really changed my family’s life. He’s one of the main reasons why I’m in the game. It’s rare to get that kind of friendship out of your peers in this rap game today.”

College Park and Hollygrove:
“That’s ghetto to ghetto. That’s the common denominator. I feel like everybody that comes from a certain area and reaches a certain goal has that little butterfly tingle in your stomach that, you know, we made it.”

Paying respect to Lil Wayne:
“Wayne actually moved the culture. I just felt like that had to be acknowledged. I just felt it was a cool thing for me to do. We have a living legend on our hands. We should always try to give somebody their roses while they can smell them. It’s too late at the funeral.”

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  • Tuned 2.0

    Gotta keep yo finger on the trigger, pac died biggie died and they aint found the killers

  • 07Wayne

    beat the pussy up like world star

  • Tuned 2.0
  • I am Music
  • kush koma

    I lowkey hate D4 cover art lol

    • Tuned 2.0

      I swear !

      • kush koma

        yafeelme!

    • damn i fux wit that cover art heavy

      • kush koma

        worst cover of the Dedication series. D3 the best

        • Tuned 2.0

          D3 & D1

        • true but i got a mario statue that looks like the d4 cover art

        • Nathaniel Diaz

          Real rap that d3 cover was tough. Use to pipe hella bitches to magic in 09…rip pimp c yaaaa!

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      D5 has a great cover art

  • Tuned 2.0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxGwobm804k

    rawhide you a like this one

  • I am Music

    Too much money you never heard that before.

  • kobe

    Just weird how the two with acting backgrounds Drake & Nicki the ones got the ultimate fans and blew up out of young money.. it would make sense if Shanelle got at least a little recognition if you went by skills/talent

    • 07Wayne

      superstars ain’t the same as singers tho

      • kobe

        Drake and Nicki went through a lot of gimmicks and attention seeking stunts that people forget about .. Wayne never had to do that

        • 07Wayne

          kissing birdman lmaooooo

          • kobe

            Birdman kissed him

  • I am Music

    https://youtu.be/CSMaePhLok0
    Y’all like this

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    I’m going to give Action Bronson a chance lets see if his music all that good

  • 07Wayne

    lmao the midget in Game of thrones be geekin me out

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      tyrion?

      • 07Wayne

        yeah I think hahaa u watch it?

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          nope but I just recognize from your sentence

          • 07Wayne

            oh I feel u

  • Tuned 2.0
    • T – Wayne#FreeC5

      This shit is wavy. I could picture myself cruising slow wit a bad bitch

      • Tuned 2.0

        you heard

  • 07Wayne

    U think this idea would work: an app like uber where people can order fast food and shit and a driver in the city gets a notification and can accept or decline the order

  • kush koma

    its Tunechi Tuesday

  • T – Wayne#FreeC5

    Cole >Krit. Noah foh. Nigga should write for comic books. Bang pow

    • Tuned 2.0

      Boy go to sleep

    • lmao

    • kobe

      I can’t listen more than 3 Cole songs in a row before i get tired of his flow. Still fw Cole heavy

      • T – Wayne#FreeC5

        I understand wat u sayin. Honestly it’s just a fun argument to me. I honestly enjoy Big krit music. Not throwing shade.

    • kush koma

      Tale of 2 Citiez was dope…

  • I am Music

    I graduated from the streets

  • 07Wayne

    if a video of Wayne and birdman kissing again in 2016 dropped would y’all still listen to c5

    • I am Music

      Of course it doesn’t matter only care about music.

      • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

        you got a point there chris

      • 07Wayne

        no homo , what would you do if a video of birdman hittin that dropped .. would u listen still? no homo

        • I am Music

          Dude this gay asf no response

          • 07Wayne

            Ima be honest I would NOT listen to C5

          • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

            lmao i would probably listen just one time

            • I am Music

              LMAO

    • i would feel some type way

    • kush koma

      I wouldn’t be happy but probably still listen to C5 idk if I would buy it tho LMAO

      • I am Music

        right

    • TooReal

      Yea i would cuz I would always be a fan cuz it wouldn’t change the fact that Wayne is a hip hop legend and has many classics and I’ve been listening to him majority of my life but I wouldn’t look at weezy the same way anymore if he kisses a man again first time I let it slide but I don’t wanna see my favorite rapper doing any more gay shit

  • I am Music

    Nigga Wayne kissing Birdman was only a publicity stunt for album sales.

    • TooReal

      Turk said they all use to do that shit as kids except for juvenile that’s why I think birdman a sexual Predator what grown men kisses lil boys in the mouth that nigga gay

  • 07Wayne

    Gucci my kitchen video 🔥🔥🔥

  • kush koma

    free guwop

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      jailtime a slap on the wrist

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    She be like hell yeah hell yeah hell yeah hell yeah because I fuck her right

  • T – Wayne#FreeC5

    Bigger picture and multi till the sun die instantly goes in my playlist. Classic shit from a classic mixtape

    • I am Music

      From who

      • T – Wayne#FreeC5

        Big Krit

    • Damn bruh bigger picture is my shit! Me & ex girl used to cruise around jamming that shit

      • T – Wayne#FreeC5

        Yaheardme! Play dat shit and u honestly feel like nothing could go wrong

  • I am Music

    I doubt Wayne would ever kiss Birdman he doesn’t need the publicity.

  • kush koma

    I swear Tyga used to be lowkey nice idk wat happened

    • I am Music

      Kardashian’s

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      you heard his last album?

      • kush koma

        the Wayne feature… lol

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          this guy lol

          • kush koma

            I watched some music video he put up and it was trash thats why I said this lol it had Kylie in the video

            • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

              Tht was for his mixtape tho

              • kush koma

                not tryna hate it just disappointed me

                • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

                  me too

            • T – Wayne#FreeC5

              Smh

  • I’m in this bitch! Sending champagne to my enemies!

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      Follow me on disqus

      • Salute or shoot you choose muhfucker bow down till your head touch your shoes muhfucker salute me!

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          S/O Triggs og

  • kush koma

    I still fuck wit Ice Cream Man tho lmao

    • He was nice until a lil bit after faded

      • kush koma

        he just seem basic now

  • Well Done 1 & 2 are classics

    • kush koma

      exactly I miss that Tyga

  • ayo T, where the thc temple guy at, my nigga aint post a vid in ages

  • kush koma

    is shmurda ever gettin out?

    • not for a while

    • Not until the next decade tbh

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      he’s forgotten already anyways

      • NOAH 40 Shebib

        Delete your account idiot

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          Deleting account

      • kush koma

        ?? he was nice

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          I’m just saying mainstream rap forgot about him already but hot nigga and bobby bitch also computers are nice

          • kush koma

            oh yeah I feel ya idc bout mainstream tho I just like it

            • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

              he’ll be back then

  • e dog

    I hear ya meek 🔥

  • Cannabis Cup 2017 ima be in that bitch

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    “Opportunity be knocking, you gotta let a motherfucker in”

  • Payed cash for the cashmere Ralph Lauren

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    https : //www . youtu be .c om/watch?v =deb IyWS6Byc good shit

  • kush koma

    the beat go off?

    • AYE I UP IT THEN MY HEAT GO OFF

      • Tuned 2.0

        I HEARD HE DO THAT SNEAKY TALK

      • kush koma

        glad someone got this lol

  • Tuned 2.0
  • Tuned 2.0
  • kush koma

    It might be cuz im high but damn this Chief Keef x Mac Miller dopee

  • kush koma

    Tuned post some bangers

    • Tuned 2.0

      Bet

  • Tuned 2.0
    • kush koma

      lol been a minute since I watched/heard this

      • Tuned 2.0

        same

        • kush koma

          wayne killed it doe

  • Tuned 2.0
  • Tuned 2.0
  • Tuned 2.0
    • All I want for lunch…is a blunt…& to girl!!!!! 🐐🐐🐐

      • Tuned 2.0

        it aint nun to me but its some to you

    • kush koma

      FLAMES

  • damn tuned

  • Tuned 2.0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd8T7Qpvb_k

    since my nigga kush high rn

    • kush koma

      thanks you

      • Tuned 2.0

        you already

  • Yeah keep this Wiz goin

    • Tuned 2.0

      bet

  • Tuned 2.0
  • Tuned 2.0
  • Tuned 2.0
  • Tuned 2.0
  • kush koma

    post still blazin I wanna hear it

    • Tuned 2.0

      already did fam

  • I’m bout to go on conspiracy theory youtube videos and just comment reeeaaach

  • Tuned 2.0
  • Tuned 2.0
  • MatchMadeInHeaven

    Mmmm Codeine 👼

  • Wiz 2009-2012 is classic

    • Tuned 2.0

      running the tape game

    • Nathaniel Diaz

      He earliest shit was dope then idk. Like “this plane”, “in da cut”, “the thrill”…he had buncha classics his first 2 years

  • Tuned 2.0
  • MatchMadeInHeaven

    Ion like Wiz that much
    Got a handful of tracks I fuck with

    • Sucks for you

      • MatchMadeInHeaven

        I hope your parents die

        • BaltimoreBoy410

          Woah

          • MatchMadeInHeaven

            Batman joke bruh

            • BaltimoreBoy410

              Ohhh lol smh i ain’t even pick up on it

              • MatchMadeInHeaven

                It was lowkey too savage to pick up on

  • kush koma

    Wiz-California dope

  • kush koma

    I just wanna ride in my ride wit the top down, and smoke weed wit my niggas

  • MatchMadeInHeaven

    What should be free isnt cheap and outta my reaach
    That’s why every time I bleed I feed a Leach
    That’s why I keep some heat

  • BaltimoreBoy410

    Dubs are on

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    Boring fuckers

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      you on r6?

      • NOAH 40 Shebib

        No

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          Playing NHL?

          • NOAH 40 Shebib

            Nope just chillin

            • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

              ok crowned king

  • Tuned 2.0
    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      wiz khalifa really has a lot of classics

    • NOAH 40 Shebib

      Bitch

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    Pop Style beat is Flamezzzz

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      Needs a music video

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    Phone numbers one of my favorites from wiz it sounds old but was released on cabin fever

    • That was 5 years ago

      • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

        Sounds older sounds like a classic to me 2011 never really sounded like phone numbers it didn’t sound like cabin fever

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    La Raza you weird brah 😂

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      What did I do?

      • NOAH 40 Shebib

        Lol you just strange

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          Your strange too crowned king

          • NOAH 40 Shebib

            Lol

            • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

              ლ(ಠ益ಠლ I knew you for a year

              • NOAH 40 Shebib

                Ok

                • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

                  I thought you remember me as weezy f baby ᕙ( ︡’︡益’︠)ง

                • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

                  *me

    • Lmao fr

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      Fuck whoever upvoted this

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      I’ve been here too long

    • BaltimoreBoy410

      He is lol

      • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

        Fuckin junkie coke addict mf

        • BaltimoreBoy410

          Lol I guess so

          • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

            noah a weird creature too honestly if you look at his previous comments

            • BaltimoreBoy410

              We all weird but you a lil extra sometimes lol

              • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

                (૭ ◉༬◉)૭⁾⁾⁾⁾

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      Fuckin dirtyass desperateass countryass version of vin diesel looking mf alcoholic hillbilly Albino Birdturd motherfucka

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    Going to pornhub disqus

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      word?

      • NOAH 40 Shebib

        Sus

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          I just wanted confirmation

          • NOAH 40 Shebib

            Sussss

    • Drizzy Drake ©

      liiink

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      You got that shit from r6

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    I didn’t know t wayne was on this site for a long time I talked to him without even noticing it

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    Action Bronson underrated he is not that bad

    • mortimerr2016

      Cant fw him

  • 😂😂😂😂

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      I ain’t listening to cloud of smokes anymore

      • Why ?

        • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

          _(ツ)_/ more rawhide features

  • Ye

    I think we will get cv news fast now

    • mortimerr2016

      U thought wrong

  • 07Wayne

    Kill all fish, pollute all water

  • BaltimoreBoy410

    Lmaooooo

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      What happened?

      • BaltimoreBoy410

        Soundcloud rappers

  • Pussy nigga done keep it real nomo🔥🔥

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    RIP Phife Dawg

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      Rip Phife Dawg a tribe called quest will still be remembered too

  • People wanna see you do Good, But not better then Them 💯

  • kush koma

    🔥🔥Got so many chains they call me Chaining Tatum🔥🔥

    • damn yall still up

    • ymovoyoussef🙏

      Dickriding at it’s best ^

      • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

        youseff comes out of no where

        • ymovoyoussef🙏

          Upvote my comment

          • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

            ok

      • kush koma

        Yeah I’m dickriding because I’m not following social media and enjoyed the new track. foh lil nigga you dickride on this site daily now crawl back to your pyramid hoe.

  • im testin out this flat iron for when i make dabs an this shit already stank without the weed, smell like somethin burnin, ima get caught the first day, i can already tell

    • Nathaniel Diaz

      I put hella keif in wax paper and pressed it in a flat iron too b. Made some ghetto hash but it gets the job done lol

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    Hoes are not shit man

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    This bitch just played the fuck outta me

  • got the fan in the window cuz my room smell like a beauty salon smh

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    I can’t wait to get my new turntable and make a Phife Dawg/ATCQ tribute

    • 1017BLOOD

      Ayyyy

      • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

        S/O you upvoted one of my comments from 8 hours ago lmao

        • 1017BLOOD

          Only just seen yo comment, i be high

    • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

      Awesome bro just keep doing what your doing and you’ll make it as a famous producer

  • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

    These gold digger pranks are the best on youtube honestly its crazy

    • ymovoyoussef🙏

      Lmaoo

      • La Raza(IJD,H.I.D.E,R2MC,TCOS)

        nvm the videos i was watching were fake the “Gold digger” in the video exposed them smh

  • million dollar tunechi

    we need a no ceilings 3 and weezy is not finish cause he only 33 kanye is 38 so i feel weezy saving tha best for last

  • million dollar tunechi

    ymcmb was so giant i dont knw why shit like this must happen

    • Untouchable

      2011 and 12 they were on top

  • Untouchable

    Thats why every song sound like drake featuring drake

  • Untouchable

    Tool on deck, why would i lie???

  • 🐐🐐🐐
    Refresh

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    Why is La Raza so weird lol

  • These niggas said I would get a free pack of papers and a glass tip if I do this review but I ain’t see it yet

  • BaltimoreBoy410

    No Ceilings 2 kinda gettin better tbh

    • Really?

      • BaltimoreBoy410

        Yea it ain’t ever gon be flames but lyrically boy had some bars. If this shit was d5/d4 pitch I don’t think none of us would hav much bad to say bout it

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    Im grindin im grindin im grindin

    • BaltimoreBoy410

      Underrated

  • NOAH 40 Shebib

    I aint crazy.. I’m carazy and all of my niggas psychotic

  • I should’ve known you would cross meeeee

  • Anthony Gatling

    I mean please don’t u cowards know we will leave yo bloody body on yo mommas porch lawd

    • ymovoyoussef🙏

      Born in the projects

  • ymovoyoussef🙏
  • ymovoyoussef🙏

    The game been hurt, I’m the medicine ahead of them

  • ymovoyoussef🙏

    Chevy 16 inches 10 switches droptop old school hold 10 bitches