RARE & UNSEEN MOMENTS OF 90'S HIPHOP

"Once ready, one of my friends went to De La’s dressing room to let them know we were ready.

De La came into the room with their own energy and antics. They played off each other as if they knew each other’s space within the frame of the camera, even to the point in a few frames where Dave (Dove) stayed within a shadow behind Maseo and only used hand gestures to represent himself, while Pos and Maseo were in the foreground."

VOLUME THREE

A STORY OF ART & HIPHOP

 T. Eric Monroe’s work peers into a personal space, reserved for close friends and trusted loved ones. During the 90's and a "Golden Age" of HipHop, Monroe photographed intimate moments of artists who are now Cultural Icons. 

While many photos were licensed and purchased in contemporary publications, a treasure trove of images were hidden away in digital archives, and kept out of the public eye for decades.