Skee-Lo Performing at the 2010 Seattle Hempfest
|Birth name||Antoine Roundtree|
March 5, 1973 |
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
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, with a video that parodied Forrest Gump, became a hit on radio and TV during the summer of 1995, 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, 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
- "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
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