American Rapper based in Asia
SkitsO is an American rapper born and raised in Inglewood, California, Los Angeles.
SkitsO taught himself how to write poetry and play several instruments at a very young age and started making his own music by the time he was eight. He requested his mother enrol him on Piano classes.
“Rap has been my life since I was eight years old. I was influenced heavily by Master P, Hot Boyz, Big Tymers, Dr Dre. , Eminem, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent.” Listening to them over catchy beats and seeing the glamour of the music videos put the stamp on my life purpose. It was no turning back.” – SkitsO.
SkitsO was inclined towards rapping even as a kid and enjoyed creating his own songs. At Verbum Dei High School, he learned how to make beats, record, and perfect his rapping style in high school. He would take on other rapper kids and gained popularity for his rapping skills. To fund his musical aspirations and buy equipment, he used to throw parties at Morehouse College and sell CDs at school. And thus, he recorded and released his first album ‘Skitsophrenia’ in 2007 when he was 18 years old.
SkitsO is the grandnephew of the great Amde Hamilton (born Anthony Hamilton), who formed the first-ever rap group, The Watts Prophets. SkitsO is an acronym which means Seek Knowledge in Truth and Seize Opportunities, and that is SkitsO’s philosophy on life.