Pip Skid

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Pip Skid
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Pip Skid performing at the 2007 Ellice Street Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Background information
Birth namePatrick Skene
BornBrandon, Manitoba
GenresCanadian hip hop
LabelsPeanuts & Corn Records

Patrick Skene, known professionally as Pip Skid and Wicked Nut, is a Canadian rapper and writer, and one of the most active creative artists at the Vancouver-based independent hip hop label Peanuts & Corn.[1] Skid is known for his distinctive gravel-throated vocals.[2]

Early life[edit]

Skid grew up in Brandon, Manitoba.

Career[edit]

In the early 1990s Skid was a co-founder of Canadian hip hop group Farm Fresh,[1] and recorded an EP and three albums with that group. He was also a member of other crews such as Fermented Reptile, Hip Hop Weiners, Taking Care of Business, and Break Bread.[3][4]

In 2001 Skid took part in the Close To The Coast Festival in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.[5]

In 2004 Skid's album Funny Farm was released; it hit #32[6] on the combined charts. His single "Alone Again" from this album Funny Farm was played in rotation on the Much Music network.[7]

In 2005 Skid and fellow rapper mcenroe released an album, Funny Farm 2[8] which hit #3[9] on the hip hop charts. Skid's 2010 album Skid Row peaked at #4[10] on the Canadian Hip Hop charts on May 1, 2010.

Selected discography[edit]

  • Farm Fresh - Space EP (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Farm Fresh - Crazy Fiction (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Farm Fresh - Played Out (CD,
  • Farm Fresh - Time is Running Out (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Pip Skid - Friends4Ever (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Pip Skid - Money Matters (7", Peanuts & Corn)
  • Pip Skid - I'm Mean (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Pip Skid - Funny Farm (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Pip Skid - Funny Farm 2 (12", Peanuts & Corn)
  • Pip Skid - The Pip Donahue Show (2007) (EP, Independent)[11][12]
  • Taking Care of Business - Taking Care of Business (CD, First Things First)[13]
  • Fermented Reptile - Let's Just Call You "Quits" (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Hip Hop Weiners - All Beef, No Chicken (CD, Peanuts & Corn)
  • Pip Skid - Skid Row (CD, Foultone)[14]

Appears on[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pip Skid Skid Row". Exclaim!, Thomas Quinlan Published Apr 24, 2010
  2. ^ Covers + Features Urbanet Archived 2010-05-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Breaking Bread with Peanuts & Corn. Exclaim!, November 2001.
  4. ^ "Street Cred". Winnipeg Free Press. Rob Williams 03/11/2010
  5. ^ "Live: Close To The Coast Festival". Chart Attack, September 04, 2001, Charlottetown, PEI. Review by: Ryan O'Connor
  6. ^ General Top 50 Charts Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine. Chart Attack.
  7. ^ "Pip Skid - Music Choices. Georgia Strait
  8. ^ "McEnroe/Pip Skid — Disenfranchised 2/Funny Farm 2". Chart Attack, Jan 18, 2005
  9. ^ Hip Hop Charts top ten. Chart Attack Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Hip Hop Charts Archived 2010-05-07 at the Wayback Machine. Chart Attack.
  11. ^ Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 2007, "Pip Skid The Pip Donahue Show..." by Anthony Augustine
  12. ^ Pip Skid UGSMag Feb 23, 2009 Interview
  13. ^ Skratch Bastid, John Smith & Pip Skid — Taking Care Of Business Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine Chart Attack
  14. ^ "Pip Skid Has Arrived". Uptown. 210-03-11.