Skate (rapper)

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Skate Maloley
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Sk8 at the Skaterade Tour in 2016
Background information
Birth nameNathan Montgomery Maloley
Also known asNate Maloley, Skate Maloley, Sk8
Born (1995-01-17) January 17, 1995 (age 23)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013–present
LabelsIndependent
Websiteskatemaloley.com

Skate, also known as Skate Maloley and Sk8 (born Nathan Montgomery Maloley on January 17, 1995), is an American rapper, songwriter, and music producer from Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Early life[edit]

Skate was born in Omaha, Nebraska.[2] He is of Lebanese-American heritage.[3] He has two siblings, Kaylan and Stewart. Growing up, Skate had a passion for sports and music. He played for the basketball team at Papillion-La Vista Senior High School in Papillion, Nebraska. Skate attributes his interest in hip hop to a Wiz Khalifa concert he attended as a freshman in high school.

After graduating from high school, Skate went on to play basketball at Hastings College. Shortly after, Skate left the sports arena and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2015 to focus on music.

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Skate premiered his debut single Little Bit in the 2015 film, The Chosen featuring YouTube star Kian Lawley and actress Elizabeth Keener.[4] Amidst other single releases, Skate has released four full-length album mixtapes: Twenty-Fifteen, Maloski, Skaterade, and Late 2 The Party.

Skate’s earliest songs were collaborations with childhood friend Sammy Wilk (born Samuel Wilkinson) under the monikers Young Skate & Sammy and also Sammy & Skate. The two released several tracks together, including a collaboration with DJ Rupp titled Where Art Thou, which, to date, has accumulated more than a million plays on YouTube.[5]

Touring[edit]

In early 2016, Skate embarked upon his first-ever headlining tour to promote his mixtape Skaterade. The tour traveled across 15 U.S. cities, beginning in San Francisco, and ending in a sold-out show at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California.

As of 2016, Skate has performed on stage with the likes of Rae Sremmurd, Jack & Jack, Derek Luh, Sammy Wilk, and others.

Webster Hall Incident[edit]

During a show date at New York's Webster Hall for the Skaterade Tour, Skate got into an altercation with Gerard McNamee from the venue's security team, which turned into a brawl between the guards and Skate's tour companions. As well as the audience.[6] Due to the gravity of the situation, the show in Boston the following night was canceled.[7] The incident received press coverage from publications including Complex,[8] SPIN,[9] Billboard,[10] and others.

Skate then released a track via SoundCloud a few days after eponymously titled Webster Hall.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skate Maloley Hollywood Life Profile". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Skate on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Skate on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ "The Chosen (2015)". IMDb. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Where Art Thou Official Music Video". YouTube. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  6. ^ Keegan, Simon. "Rappers Skate Maloley and Derek Luh injured in on stage scuffle with security guards". Mirror. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  7. ^ Marotta, Michael. "Rapper Skate Maloley cancels Boston show after brawling with security at New York's Webster Hall". Vanyaland. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  8. ^ Reiff, Corbin. "A Rap Concert in NYC Ended After Security Attacked the Performer and His Fans". Complex. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  9. ^ Andrew, Unterberger. "Rapper Skate Maloley Rushed By Security While Performing at NYC Concert". SPIN. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  10. ^ Peters, Mitchell. "Chaos Breaks Out at Rapper Skate Maloley's NYC Concert: See the Disturbing Videos". Billboard. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Webster Hall on SoundCloud". SoundCloud. Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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