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Era: 80's Baby
Birmingham, West Midlands
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MUSIC AND WHY?
I was always into Music my Dad played
Hip-hop Music consistently through my youth, so I always had a love for Hip-hop. The area I come from (Ladywood) was notorious for trouble and broken homes so the youth in my area turned to rap and other forms of music to express themselves.
Naturally I got interested and because I was surrounded by music daily I started to write lyrics myself.
Aged 14 Ace1 a older in the area recognised my talent and helped me with my lyrics teaching me the basics of structure 16, 32 bar etc... Not only that but got me and S1 my DJ our first show on Pirate Radio,
'City Limits' 88.00fm which lasted just shy of a year before being shut down by the DTI.
WHY THE NAME?
The name came about funny enough
from the back of the so solid crew album. There was a name which stood out on the back cover 'Skyla' so I stole it. Later on I rebranded the name and added 'Grime' because there were several
'Skylas' emerging commercially
ARTIST YOUVE WORKED WITH?
Chozen Onez, Deadly & Fiasco NODB were regular visitors on my pirate radio show. Made a track with Gorrilla Sawnoff called 'Swagger' several tracks with Stunna Kai & Vectra.
Couple tracks with Mayhem NODB and little Dee and Firedon
In the Lab feat Tazzel from 'Invasion Alert' No time to Waste Feat P.money
I've featured on Midlands based DVDs: Full Motion, Taylor Made TV one which I'm probably most associated with is Midlands Roadside Vol 1&2 which flooded the Midlands and was probz the 1st dvd from Midlands that stood out regionally.
I had a bad experience in the past and gave most my music to a Youtube channel to feature. Which then closed down and I lost a vast majority of my music. Then I opened my own Youtube Channel and decided not to mess with any other channels again. ...and was recently made a Youtube partner. Which shows you don't have to rely on other media outlets so much.
ARTIST WHO INSPIRED YOU?
2pac, Keith Murray, Big Pun, Bob Marley, 50cent, Redman, BustaRhymes Wu-Tang, Kano, Wiley, Durrty Doogs, Ghetto, Dizzy Rascal & Bashy
YOU ALWAYS SAY "MUSIC Is A HOBBY." ANY PLANS ON GETTING SERIOUS?
Well Define serious?
I'm happy with what I'm doing with my music now the 'serious' side u mention i.e would mean: more shows, more groupies, more money, more ego
All stuff I'd prefer not to have.
I do music because I enjoy it & for people to hear i don't require a incentive.
Well you heard right eventually that's what I intend to do, i've recently been reflecting on my life and have started to come back to Christ. So if its his will, I will defo be back on Music BUT with a positive twist.
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