Skee-Lo

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Skee-Lo
Skee-Lo 08.jpg
Skee-Lo Performing at the 2010 Seattle Hempfest
Background information
Birth nameAntoine Roundtree
Born(1973-03-05) March 5, 1973 (age 40)[1]
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active1985–present
LabelsScotti Bros.
Associated actsYoungstown
 
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Skee-Lo
Skee-Lo 08.jpg
Skee-Lo Performing at the 2010 Seattle Hempfest
Background information
Birth nameAntoine Roundtree
Born(1973-03-05) March 5, 1973 (age 40)[1]
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active1985–present
LabelsScotti Bros.
Associated actsYoungstown

Antoine Roundtree (born March 5, 1973), 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 hit on radio and TV during the summer of 1995 with a number one MTV video directed by Marty Thomas, and 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 source | 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, 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.

Appearances[edit source | 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 source | edit]

Albums[edit source | edit]

YearAlbumPeak chart positionsCertifications
U.S.U.S. R&B
1995I Wish5337
2000I Can't Stop
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Maddtrax
2012Fresh Ideas
  • Released: November 13, 2012
  • Label: Skeelo Musik

Singles[edit source | edit]

YearSingleChart positionsCertificationsAlbum
U.S. Hot 100U.S. R&BU.S. Rap
1995"I Wish"13338I Wish
"Top of the Stairs"
1996"Superman"

References[edit source | 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. 
  3. ^ Schoolhouse Rock Site - Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks CD
  4. ^ a b "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 

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