Photographed for the September issue of XXL Magazine in 1998, Over 200 emcees gathered to do a hip hop version of jazz's 'Great Day in Harlem' photo by Art Kane. Gordon Parks Jr. took the photo, Kool Moe Dee narrates & Nelson George directs. Almost 12 years have passed since this event and the film is truly a love letter to hip hop. Seeing so many of the most influential artists of the genre on the same block in Harlem is dizzying. It was great to see the unanimous appreciation for Rakim among his peers.