Skee-Lo

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Skee-Lo
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Skee-Lo Performing at the 2010 Seattle Hempfest
Background information
Birth name Antoine Roundtree
Born (1975-03-27) March 27, 1975 (age 39)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Record Label Owner/Entertainer/ Rapper
Years active 1985–present
Labels SKEELO MUSIK LLC
Associated acts Youngstown

Antoine Roundtree (born March 27, 1975), better known as Skee-Lo, is an American rapper. He is best known for his 1995 song, "I Wish", which became a Top 40 hit in several countries.[2]

Skee-Lo moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s when he began producing his own music. His first hit single was titled "I Wish." The "I Wish" single became a hit on radio and TV during the summer of 1995 with a number one MTV video, and his debut album of the same title was released shortly thereafter, earning him two Grammy nominations for both the album and single.

In 1996, Skee-Lo became a VJ for both MTV's The Beach House and The Grind.

Releases[edit]

Skee-Lo's single, "Top of the Stairs", was featured in the ending credits as well as the soundtrack to the 1995 film Money Train. He had a hit single in the same year with "I Wish" (featuring Jean Paul Jampole'), which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was successful in much of Europe.

Skee-Lo also recorded a cover of the Schoolhouse Rock! song "The Tale of Mr. Morton", which taught sentence structure (subject, verb and predicate). The song appears on the compilation album, Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks.:[3])

He also co-wrote "I'll Be Your Everything" by boy band Youngstown. The song is featured on the Inspector Gadget soundtrack.

Skee-Lo's latest album, Fresh Ideas, was released via iTunes on November 13, 2012. It appeared in stores July 9, 2013.[4]

Appearances[edit]

Skee-Lo made a guest appearance on a track called "Now You See My Life" with former Hollywood Undead rapper/singer songwriter/producer Deuce from Deuce's album Nine Lives in April 2012.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B
1995 I Wish
  • Released: June 27, 1995
  • Label: Altra Moda Music
53 37
2000 I Can't Stop
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Maddtrax
2012 Fresh Ideas

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Certifications Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap UK
1995 "I Wish" 13 33 8 15 I Wish
"Top of the Stairs" 38
1996 "Superman"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skee-Lo". Music.kngine.com. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  2. ^ O, Dave. "Skee-Lo Interview". Round Trip With Dave O. Round Trip With Dave O. Retrieved 01/03/2013. 
  3. ^ Schoolhouse Rock Site - Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks CD
  4. ^ http://www.wegotfreshideas.com/#!in-stores/c24zll
  5. ^ a b "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 

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