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There's a Wu-Tang Clan photography exhibition in Brixton on Saturday

By Jon Cook

London-based photographer Eddie Otchere has spent nearly a quarter of a century taking pictures of some of hip hop, R&B and dance music's biggest names, and this Saturday, March 5, he presents a one-day-only exhibition of his images of the mighty Wu-Tang Clan at Brixton's East 1871.

Shot over five years during the legendary rap collective's most prolific period, the Icons Of Wu exhibition features portraits of the likes of Ol Dirty Bastard, GZA and Method Man, which have become iconic in their own right and have never been shown before together in their entirety.

Each print has been digitally 'reduxed' by '90s master printer Danny Pope and all the digital files will be destroyed, never to be printed again, on March 9 – the day hip hop deity Biggie Smalls died – making this exhibition a true one-off.

The show opens at 2pm, with Otchere giving a guided tour just after, before joining a panel discussion with DJ Alexander Nut, rapper NoLay and fellow photographer Dobie from 5pm. There'll also be live music and a Wu tribute set from DJ Rumz to keep things moving until the exhibition closes at 2am.

Watch the below video for an insight into the collection.

Icons Of Wu is at East 1871, 100 Barrington Road, SW9 7JF on Saturday March 5, 2pm-2am. Entry is free.

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