New broke this afternoon that Chi Modu passed away. He was 54. The Nigerian born, New Jersey raised photographer captured some of hip hop’s most iconic photos during his tenure as director of photography at The Source, including album covers for Snoop Dogg, Method Man, and Mobb Deep. Losing Modu just three months after Ricky Powell is a one-two punch for the photo community. Modu’s cause of death has not been released. Like Powell, his work will live on forever.