What some people never think to ask, however, is where Silkk Calone came from. Silkk was born in the slums of Belize City, Belize, to a troubled 15-year old mother. Moving to the States at the age of three, Silkk was raised on the West Side of South Central, LA, where he began to experience the same difficult hood life that was reflected in the same hip-hop music that later attracted him. Inspired by the golden age of Death Row in which he grew up, Silkk was influenced early on by artists such as Kurupt and the rest of the DPGC.
Always one to bring his own flavor to the table, however, Silkk blends his West Coast background with a cocky, laid-back East Coast style flow. Despite his often carefree style, though, Silkk's lyrical content reflects his life as a product of two violent cultures. Even though financial hardships left him unable to return to his mother country, his immigrant family members would constantly update him on the rapidly worsening situation in Belize. Silkk realized from a very early age not only was his city of origin even worse than his current hometown of South Central, but that the struggle of the ghetto youth was a universal one.
Because of this, Silkk is able to bring a cosmopolitan, realism-centered style to his craft that hits the listener from both the hood and global perspective. Despite being a newcomer to the industry, Silkk has quickly been gaining respect and turning heads in the industry. His slick lyricism caught the ear of Larceny Entertainment C.E.O's Mark Breezy & Black T.K., and immediately welcomed Silkk into their camp along side Larceny Ent.'s mainstays Young Hootie & City Boy for the street video "Get Dropped".Within the coming months, Silkk Calone is slated to collab with Long Beach's Techniec (formerly of The Game's Blackwallstreet), Ackrite (from Guerilla Black's Dolla Figga camp) & G-Unit's 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks. All this while preparing to drop his debut mixtape "By Way Of South Central" hosted by LA's hottest street/mixtape DJ NIk Bean.
Given his unique flow and experience-based content, combined with his undeniable talent, Silkk Calone is definitely one to watch for in 2007-08. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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