Saturday, October 13, 2012
He moved to Riverside, California when he was 9 years old and his nickname is derived from his childhood where he was a Skee-Ball champion in his neighborhood.
The success and popularity of the single led the album to be certified Gold by the RIAA on November 16, 1995 with sales of 500,000 copies.
It was nominated for "Best Rap Solo Performance" at the 1996 Grammy Awards, but lost to Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise." Blender Magazine listed the song at #359 on its list of "Greatest Songs Since You Were Born."
During 1996, Skee Lo became a VJ for MTV's "The Beach House" and "The Grind." He also appeared on television shows such as "Baywatch Nights," "Dangerous Minds," and "Goode Behavior."
Skee-Lo was featured on the "Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks" compliation album with his cover version of "The Tale of Mr. Morton." He also co-wrote Youngstown's song, "I'll Be Your Everything" which was featured on the "Inspector Gadget" movie soundtrack.
Today, he continues to be active in the music business and in 2012, he made a guest appearance on rapper\singer\songwriter\producer Deuce's song, "Now You See My Life."
To see the music video for "I Wish," go to:
To see the music video for "Top of the Stairs," go to:
To see the music video for "Holdin' On," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Superman," go to: