Skilf is a London based Rapper/Singer, who uses vivid storytelling and heartfelt lyrics in his unique brand of Urban music. From a young age Skilf was no stranger to the stage: a child actor performing at theatres and even starring in a full feature TV film. His passion for music was sparked a few years later as he started listening to Hip Hop and Garage, studying other rappers’ wordplay and the art of rhyming.
Skilf built his name by playing numerous house parties, open mic nights and pirate radio stations, championing an expansive sound and becoming known for his charismatic delivery and ability to morph his rhymes to suit varied tempos. Skilf started getting booked for club nights, university shows and regional festivals. Since then he has shared stages with the likes of Pendulum, The Freestylers, Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan), Tim Westwood, Chipmunk, Skream, Benga and Sam & The Womp to name a few. More recently Skilf has begun to take his talents to international audiences, playing high profile gigs in destinations such as: Shanghai, Berlin, Kavos and Cadiz.
As a creative partner, Skilf has been able to work alongside a number of music legends in their own right including: Adamski, UK Garage Pioneer MC Neat, Ashley Beedle, Cut La Roc, Youngman, Agent X, The Nextroom, Genesis Elijah, Serocee and Dizraeli. In 2013 Skilf teamed up with Irish production duo John Gibbons & Scimon Tist and made ‘Colder’ which received extensive radio play and reached the top 40 in the official Republic of Ireland charts.
A balanced performer, Skilf is equally comfortable putting in work in the studio as he is toasting the dance; ‘Original Visions’ was Skilf’s first independently released album and it quickly led to airplay on stations such as 1Xtra, BBC Introducing, BBC Asian Network and Rinse FM.
Fast forward to 2016 Skilf’s latest musical concoction ‘Second Thought promises to be something both original and insightful. A nod towards a more Dance based sound with driving synth melodies, faster and heavier club style beats, dirty basslines and energetic vocal delivery. It includes 12 original tracks, a string of singles released over the last 2 years and 5 remixes.
Skilf is a man with a plan and a clear musical vision, channeling bold lyrics and lucid songwriting to create a truly unique Urban sound.
“Skilf stands out from the crowd with well crafted beats and strong wordplay”
“An exciting talent breaking barriers with his own agenda”
“If I had to tip one act for the top it would be Skilf”
Hip Hop Connection
“A respectable talent-assured artist with an evident hunger for his craft”
Lost In The Sound
Download the FREE album here: http://skilf.co.uk/second-thought