Skee-Lo Performing at the 2010 Seattle Hempfest
|Birth name||Antoine Roundtree|
March 27, 1975 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Occupations||Record Label Owner/Entertainer/ Rapper|
|Labels||SKEELO MUSIK LLC|
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.
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.
|Year||Album||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|2000||I Can't Stop
|U.S. Hot 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap|
|"Top of the Stairs"||–||–||–|
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- Schoolhouse Rock Site - Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks CD
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