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 40)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, Marysville, California United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) 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 number one hit on radio and TV during the summer of 1995 with a number one MTV video directed by Marty Thomas that won many nominations and wins from VMA Awards worldwide. 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

|Released May 5, 2013 single Vibe Is Right

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"
2013 "Vibe is Right"

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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  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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