Hosted By DJ Rip, 2008 saw the release of ‘The Best Of 2pac & Outlawz’ Mixtape. Consisting of 30 songs, the free mixtape is a must have in the 2pac collection.
The cover for the mixtape is the exact cover for the classic 2pac and Outlawz ‘Still I Rise’ album. A cover which the photo was shot by Fabrice Henssens.
O4L Online caught up with the man behind the photograph for the album cover, Fabrice Henssens. He reveals the story of how he came to take the now iconic photographs and also speaks about Tupac’s legacy and working with The Outlawz. Read the interview here.
Outlawz member Young Noble via Instagram, told the story of how the photograph for the album cover came about, “Salute and thanks to @fabricehenssensphoto for being at the right place at the right time. We was ridin’ down Melrose Blvd one day and he just walked up and took two pics of us driving by. He submitted the two pictures to Interscope after ‘Pac passed and as soon as we seen them we said that the front cover!!”
Fabrice would agree with Noble. Right place, right time. “The story behind this photo is matter of being at the right place at the right time. The day the images were captured, I was making photos of graffiti art around Melrose Ave. I saw Tupac and The Outlawz driving, so I immediately turned my focus on to them. The first photo I captured was of them driving away, which is actually the image on the back cover of the album. As you can see on that image the Outlawz weren’t too happy with me shooting photos of them, therefore flipping me the bird.”