Makinde’s exhibition features fourteen new collages and four printed works on canvas. This new body of work focuses on iconic jazz musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis, among plenty of others. The artist sources archival magazines, specifically vintage issues of Downbeat Magazine, an American music magazine devoted to “jazz, blues and beyond” that was founded in Makinde’s hometown of Chicago, and collages cutout fragments of text and images. This pre-internet source material gives Makinde a plethora of lesser known images of iconic artists to work with. The mixtures of laudatory phrases and pieced together bits of text, mostly headlines from the magazine, exemplify sampling culture that was nascent in Jazz before becoming the lingua franca of Rap.