Check out our first video interview as we sit down with Carolina artist DatGuy Kush…..
Man every track Skoe Lee On hops on he goes hard! Certainly nothing changed on his new track Problems & Dollars produced by Crush Hayven. You definitively can hear the passion and hunger he has for music in his rhymes.
Skoe Lee On was born and raised in Hickory NC. He started writing at the early age of 8 to express his internal turmoil. His family was his biggest influence that pushed him into writing and recording. Coming from poverty dealing with the struggles made him want to put his message out so others going thru similar situations/circumstances could relate.
Who are your favorite musicians/artists of influence? Biggie, Pac, NWA, Mobb Deep, Spitta Andretti, Snoop, T.I., BOOSIE, Fabolous, Jadakiss, and the WU-TANG lead me into taking expressive writing more seriously.
What do you think of the music scene in the Carolina’s? Carolina’s music scene is making noise throughout the entire state. A lot of room to grow in my opinion, looking from a bird’s eye view I be tripping over the fact that it’s too many independent chiefs out there that want to clown on other artists in the state. When I look where I aim to go, I want NC to understand that it’s all about networking and securing reach. If we all clown on every artist coming out the state, we limit our growth. North Carolina needs to adopt Atlanta’s perspective when it comes to look out for other artists, because when I make it I don’t care if you got mad clout or not. At the end of the day my angel investor and I aim to secure the heaviest talent in the state and expose them to catch the limelight. Why go to war with artists in your state? Spread the support, acknowledge the hits, and acknowledge the potential that we have here in our state. NC artists need to look after each other, collaborate, promote each other, point blank. CrushHayven, 808KYLEN, e, and FREEWiLL. FATDAVE WOO2x are in my opinion, the hottest upcoming artists in the state.
Who have you collaborated with? Credit my collaborations with the engineers, hands down CRUSHHAYVEN, 808KYLEN, and my boy RELLO. All of which I have got the opportunity to get on some of their work, and for that I am forever indebted. Respect to the engineer, and FATDAVE I am aiming to lock in that feature soon!
What are the main inspiration for the lyrics you write? I aim to deliver a message to the at risk population, anyone that’s had to dive into the streets to make it, the struggles associated with being in the streets, the risks, and consequences relevant. I hope anyone in the audience can listen to my bars and the bars have an affect on them, potentially take my story and grow from it. Reach at risk youth that come from poverty and deliver messages in my music that can help guide them. Help prevent them placing themselves in situations that I have endured.
This young man has a passion/drive for this music and is very gifted. The compassion of wanting to help at risk kids and help guide them is something you do not see everyday and shows the kind of man he is! The music industry is no different from life it is tough! Skoe Lee On you keep your head up and keep pushing and one of these days I might just get a chance to catch you on tour!
Grammer certainly brings the New York sound down South! When I first heard his tracks it took me back to when Hip Hop was Hip Hop! His lyricism is unparalleled and you will see exactly what I mean on his single OTGodFLow!
Grammer grew up in Scotland Neck NC until the age of 13. He moved up to Staten Island NY where he spent his high school years. Once he finished up school he moved back to NC and settled in Charlotte.
He was exposed to soul music, blues, r&b and the golden era of Hip Hop which all helped shape his style. Some of his music influences consist of Jay Z, Nas, Biggie, TI, and Outkast which certainly could be where his strong lyricism comes from.
How would you describe your style? My style is song driven with a lyrical format. I have to say something when I rap and leave some kind of message.
What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write and what separates you from today’s rappers? I try to show the other side of the spectrum meaning I talk about a lot of things most rappers don’t. I talk about what I seen or did the good and the bad.
What other artist have you collaborated with and what would be your dream venue to perform? Tystatz, Derty Den, J Manifest, Numeral 3, Emerald Sarter, Jus K, Razi, Natstar, and DJ Absolute. I would love to perform in Madison Square Garden and the Charlotte Hornets Arena in NC. I’m a Carolina boy at heart but ultimately my goal is to perform in Africa.
With your lyrical talent and accolades such as the winner of the 2017 Rock The Mic Showcase you might want to make sure that passport is up to date! Might just get to do that performance in Africa sooner than you think!