Renowned pho­to­graph­er, T. Eric Mon­roe has teamed up with NJ Skateshop and Vans to hon­or New Jersey’s finest rap­per, Red­man with his lim­ited edi­tion photo tee, shot in 1997. The exclus­ive line entitled, NJ Brick will be avail­able this Sat­urday, March 20th in-store and online.

Known for his pho­tos of music icons like The Notori­ous B.I.G., 2Pac, Wu-Tang Clan, and Nas, T. Eric Mon­roe adds his stamp to the exclus­ive NJ Brick col­lec­tion. “I’ve known the own­ers of NJ Skateshop for years,” says Mon­roe. “This is an awe­some way to cel­eb­rate skate­board­ing cul­ture in the Tri-State area,” he adds.

The NJ Brick col­lec­tion cel­eb­rates NJ Skateshop’s homet­own of Sayre­ville, New Jer­sey, which was the largest man­u­fac­turer of bricks on the East Coast from 1860 to 1970. Every brick skate park from Rich­mond, VA to Ric­mond, ME was built with Sayre­ville bricks. The 3‑piece appar­el col­lec­tion along with the three vans shoes pays homage to Sayre­ville and the East Coast skate­board­ing com­munity.

Recently, Mon­roe made nation­al head­lines after Hip-Hop DX pub­lished a story about his rare photo of 2Pac and The Notori­ous B.I.G. togeth­er in 1993.

“Pho­to­graph­er T. Eric Mon­roe didn’t real­ize he’d been sit­ting on a rare Hip Hop arti­fact for almost two dec­ades.”

Sev­er­al oth­er lead­ing music pub­lic­a­tions like Hot New Hip-Hop, Hot 97, and HYPEBEAST picked up the story which brought more atten­tion to his incred­ible body of work and new hard­cov­er collector’s edi­tion pho­to­graphy book, Rare & Unseen Moments of 90s Hip-Hop.

The NJ Brick col­lec­tion also includes a lim­ited edi­tion Car­o­lyn J. Owerka (moth­er of legendary design­er Alyasha Owerka Moore) photo tee with Mon­roe tak­ing a pic­ture at the stor­ied Brook­lyn Banks Skate­park in 1988.

Fans can catch Mon­roe on the latest epis­ode of Vans Chan­nel 66 ‘Shop Radio’ show with legendary hip-hop DJ Mr. Len, and Vans team riders Dick Rizzo & Mark Humi­enik.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.