As a youth, Lil Skies spent his time between Chambersburg and Waynesboro where his father – a local rhymer – planted seeds of rap success in the then 4-year-old toddler’s fertile mind. Not many people can definitively say they knew their purpose before kindergarten, but Lil Skies is not your ordinary 20-year-old. With a 4.0 GPA in college, Skies has skillfully used his book smarts in growing his bourgeoning music career. He partnered with hip-hop tastemaker Cole Bennett in filming a music video for Skies’ track “Red Roses” which then went on to garner over 34M views in just three short months.
Now with over 2 billion streams under his belt, Lil Skies has been building a massive storm of fans and followers with his angsty brand of high-energy hip hop. Released last January, his critically-acclaimed debut mixtape Life Of A Dark Rose was certified Gold by the RIAA and quickly spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles including “Red Roses,” “Nowadays” and “Lust.” Skies has continued to release a nonstop stream of new music and visuals, most recently a surprise debut album Shelby, named after his mom. With the first single “I” kicking off the album, Shelby boasts a total of fourteen tracks representing a moment of transformation for Lil Skies. Like a proverbial caterpillar to butterfly, the rapper realizes the full scope of his sound, sharpening the flows, magnifying the melodies, and delivering a truthful statement behind each hook.