As part of our 25 year anniversary, we are celebrating the incredible individuals who are part of the SIN Cru family, and have helped shape, nurture, and build the organisation. This week’s blog shouts out to Viv Perry aka Sinstars Bgirl Raquit. Dance floors, to radio stations, TV studios, to location location, Viv is numero uno culture correspondent, and her new project, The Changin’ Times of Ike White, is unmissable.
Produced by Viv Perry alongside director Dan Vernon, The Changin’ Times of Ike White is a documentary about musical prodigy Ike White. The film was celebrated throughout the documentary festival circuit and is coming to BBC Four this Mon 18th at 10pm.
Ike made a stunning album in prison in 1974 produced by Jerry Goldstein & Greg Errico (Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone) whilst he was serving a life sentence for murder. When Stevie Wonder heard the album he visited Ike in prison and began a campaign to get him early release – check the sleeve notes of Songs In The Key Of Life and you will see a dedication to Ike. But just as Ike’s album was released, he disappeared into obscurity… His music has since been sampled by Snoop and Ice Cube. This doc is all about the hunt to find him.
Side shuffle reminder: Check SIN Cru directors in chat, part 2 with another member of the family, DJ Prone this Sunday, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, Golddust Radio