It’s been a while since I’ve posted but, as everyone knows I’m all about supporting other artists I’m inspired by. Especially when they’re right here in my hometown, Dallas Texas. Homegrown from Pleasant Grove, E$B, otherwise known as Eric Benson has been making quite the name for himself in the local rap and hip hop scene lately. Day and night Eric spends countless hours writing music, recording in the studio, self-promoting and creating a new way of life with his own independent record label, Mosswood Music. E$B tells us that, “Mosswood Music is an alliance of talented rap and hip hop artists that break mics with a passion. We believe that unity is the key to success and stand for what is right. If one goes – we all go.” E$B is taking over Dallas with his two mixtapes Flood Tha Streets and his latest, Mosswood Music Microphone Murders Mixtape Vol. 1. Everyone I know is waiting for the new album, “Remains The Same” to drop sometime in 2015. Look for E$B at his next live show at the legendary, local venue Trees, in downtown Dallas. For an even deeper look into what inspires and drives this artist you can check out this interview with Stop The Brakes, and his profile page over at Rare Hip Hop. Until next time, Jacklyn747.
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Over time, as a fine art portrait photographer, themes of loss, friendship and self-awareness were developed out of necessity for Dallas, Texas artist Jacklyn747. Self-portraits started out being a therapeutic path of self acceptance and ended up being the catalyst for an entire body of work. Eventually, turning the camera around on the important people in her life while asking them the same difficult questions she had asked herself over the years resulted in portraits that are somewhat of an anomaly. The entire body of work consists of a very bizarre array of characters the Dallas, Texas underground, counterculture .Gay men, night life, drugs, illicit behavior, struggle, and the consequences of it all. An almost voyeuristic view into this raw, human experience including becoming a sort of matriarchal figure to her homosexual friends who are almost all H.I.V. positive, dealing with death and eventually prison for the artist herself. Jacklyn747 breaks all the traditional boundaries of photography by providing us with a series of images that are wild and honest visual tale of an artist that uses her camera as a source of love, life-lessons, a way to connect and most of all the place she goes to find humility. View all posts by jacklyn747