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

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”:

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Kanye West Reveals Artwork & Release Date For Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz’ “ColleGrove” Album

Kanye West Reveals Artwork & Release Date For Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz ColleGrove Album

Kanye West has took to his Twitter page to announce when Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz‘ upcoming ColleGrove collaboration album will be released.

“New project with 2 Chainz and Wayne dropping this Friday”

The GOOD Music founder also revealed the official artwork for the joint project, which was shot by Jonathan Mannion. You can check it out above.

After getting a few snippets from Weezy and ChainzColleGrove project in the past few months, it looks like on March 4th we will finally be hearing the full album! Who is looking forward to it?


Jonathan Mannion Speaks On Shooting Lil Wayne’s Photo Shoots For His Albums

Jonathan Mannion Speaks On Shooting Photo Shoots For Lil Wayne Albums

Photographer Jonathan Mannion recently spoke to Complex about shooting the photo shoots for Lil Wayne‘s albums, which you can read after the jump below.

During the interview, Jonathan discussed building a relationship with Cash Money and a young Wayne at the time, shooting Tha Carter II shoot in Weezy‘s hometown New Orleans with a Phantom that he had just bought for himself, why Rebirth is one of his favorite album covers, and remembers the story of how Tha Carter III photo shoot went down.

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Lil Wayne – Rebirth [Official Album Artwork]

Lil Wayne Rebirth Official Album Cover

Above, is the official album artwork for the Lil WayneRebirth” album. You can view a bigger, better quality and tagless version by clicking on the image above πŸ˜‰

Bonus: Jonathan Mannion explains the concept behind Lil Wayne‘s “Rebirth” album artwork in the video below.

So what do ya’ll think of the artwork ❓ Do y’all prefer this than the Hot Revolver single cover ❓ Personally, I think this photo is amazing πŸ™‚