THE GET DOWN: THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP

THE GET DOWN: THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP

In this short piece, writer Amar Mehta takes us through a short summary of Hip-Hop’s history in the U.S, and tells us more about its relationship within Black culture and American politics.  Born in the Bronx in the 70s, hip-hop has been extremely...
BIGGIE ‘THE BON APPÈTITÈ’

BIGGIE ‘THE BON APPÈTITÈ’

In his second piece #itchysilk writer Amar discusses the enduring love affair that some have with Biggie. April 1997 his sophomore album Life after Death (1997) reached the number one spot on the Billboard charts. It was a sophomore helping Biggie along the...
INTO THE VAULTS WITH TUPAC……DO FOR LOVE (1998)

INTO THE VAULTS WITH TUPAC……DO FOR LOVE (1998)

In this week’s installment of #IntoTheVaults we take a look at the classic track Do For Love (1998) by one Lesane Parish Crooks aka Tupac Amaru Shakir aka 2Pac who died in 1996. We could feature many tracks from the rapper whose untimely death at the hands of a still...