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Mel D. Cole Presents GREAT : Pictures of Hip Hop 2002-2019

A project in New York, NY by HAYMAKER

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The first book of photographs by Mel D. Cole
Backers: 425
Average Pledge Per Backer: $138

Funded: $58,555 of $55,000
Dates: Feb 25th -> Mar 29th (32 days)
Project By: HAYMAKER
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Latest News

Thank you!

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all! We hit our target early this morning and we can honestly say it would NOT have happened without every single one of you. Even Questlove.   Mel is in Italy shooting the ROMA FC match  with Black Arrow FC but sends his thanks! You'll... (Read More)

1 MORE DAY! Last Call to be GREAT!

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all so much! It is overwhelming to think about this past month and now we are nearly there.  We are so close!  93% with just over 24 hours to go! Books are only available for pre-order until midnight TOMORROW!  Anyone you know that's... (Read More)


March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
To all you very #GREAT people THANK YOU! 3 More Days to Go! The Fader just published a great interview on Mel, conducted by our favorite writer Rembert Browne where they talk Drake, SOBs, and how Mel was somehow once an NYC Teaching Fellow.  Click... (Read More)

The Almost Final Mel D. Coledown!

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
To all of those who aspire to #beGREAT-- As of this  moment we are hovering 75% of our target with just 5 days to go! In addition to getting the book in your hands, we look forward to creating a series of Launch Parties in a handful of cities around... (Read More)

The Limited Edition ReCap + #MelWatch Pt 2.

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We are in the home stretch! With just under two weeks to go we are entering our final push to #BeGREAT and physically bring Mel's work to the masses as a big and beautiful book! Questlove continues to troll us and has posted #MelWatch Pt. 2 AKA Mel... (Read More)

Featured Project Again and Instagram Love!

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks again for getting behind our project and doing it during the 1st half of the campaign! We know that historically there's a lot of momentum at the start and at the end but that the middle is a challenge-- so we have joined forces with the Music... (Read More)

We are today's Featured Project on the Kickstarter Homepage!

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all! We just crossed another milestone, 20k and are well on our way-- thank you once again for diving in and backing this project up at the start! As of last evening and for the rest of the day, we are the featured project on Kickstarter’s... (Read More)


March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello and many thanks to you, our first crew of backers!  We are just about to cross  17.5k in sales and are now more than 30% of the way to our goal with 23 days of GREATness still to come! You can still find us on the homepage not only as a... (Read More)

Veteran Hip-Hop Photographer Mel D. Cole Is Funding A Book Of His Most Iconic Photos Through Kickstarter

March 5th - via: uproxx.com
One of the reasons hip-hops inspire so much interest is because it’s one of the first few subcultures that has been able to document its entire existence in real time in multiple media including photography. Photographer Mel D. Cole has been following the music of hip-hop since 2002, working both independently and with prominent publications to document the careers of some of hip-hop’s biggest names, from Jay-Z, Eminem, and The Roots to Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Chance The Rapper. Now, the veteran shooter has compiled some of his most iconic shots into a visual book that he’s publishing independently with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

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