• July 30, 2022By askhiphop

    Well into its forties, Hip Hop has grown into a forever evolving and successful force in popular culture. Now with children of its own and plenty of adult issues to handle, Charlie Ahearn’s cult classic Wild Style (1982) is the home video to remind it of simpler, more innocent times.  The first film to document Hip Hop in its

  • June 18, 2022By askhiphop

    Graffiti legend Tracy 168 was born Michael Tracy in a New York hospital on E. 68th Street in 1958. He began his career in the late 1960s to “balance out his life” during the midst of the Vietnam War.  Instead of sketching his illustrations on paper, he spray painted his work on the side of subway

  • June 24, 2019By askhiphop

    Graffiti artist Lady Pink (Sandra Fabara) was born in Ambato, Ecuador in 1964 and grew up in New York City.  She began writing at age 16 when her first boyfriend moved away to Puerto Rico after getting arrested for doing graffiti. Heartbroken, she wrote his name everywhere while attending Manhattan’s High School of Art and

  • June 23, 2019By askhiphop

    Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican mother Matilde Andrades and Haitian father Gerard. He was extraordinarily intelligent and began reading and writing by the age of four and learned to speak English, Spanish and French before turning 11.  He was first exposed to art during visits