At seventeen, after a challenge from his Grandfather to write a rhyme, Skeme began taking his passion for music seriously. Skeme attended Los AngelesRecordingSchoolwhere he took engineering classes while trying to use the schools facilities to record one of his many mixtapes. After completing four months of the nine-month program, Skeme decided to leave the school and commit to his music full-time. “I’m in school twelve hours out the day and I can’t really record like I want to, so I left and started recording anywhere and everywhere I could” he says detailing his process. A relentless drive to work and record led to some of Skeme’s best work. Skeme of Things 2, All-Rapped Up, Pistols & Palm Trees, The Statement, and his most recent mixtape Before My Last Statement started a snowball effect that pushed Skeme’s name into conversations of being one of LA’s best.
There are plenty of things for Skeme to look forward to in his near future, but for now his focus is on spending as much time as possible in the studio and connecting with his fans. Skeme knows that there is no substitute for the grind. While promoting Before My Last Statement and his single with Problem entitled “T.O.” he’s also working on his next project titled Alive & Living. Like his previous works, Alive & Living is a true reflection of Skeme. Loving the freedom his music provides, Skeme says “The biggest inspiration is music.” His songs are filled with the truths and stories of his environment, real life without the gimmicks. “It’s about doing you,” he says while cracking a joke with his manager. “I want people to get me!”
Bio (Via www.skemetheduke.com)