“Skip of WELOOSE”
E.H.M.P.: Congratulations on you recent win at The Elegant Hoodness Miami. How was you 1st experience at The Elegant Hoodness and would you recommend this event to other’s?
SKIP: Thanks AD, it was great. I met a lot of cool people, I would recommend it to anyone trying to set foot in the game. It was a good networking opportunity.
E.H.M.P.: Talk to me about the name Skip of WELOOSE?
SKIP: Yea sure, my name is Skip. It’s just my name, its not some special character like most people have, from my name to my music its all genuine, no smoke and mirrors. Now, with my name being Skip, its very common so to prevent confusion, I added that WELOOSE on the end of it. You say the whole thing just like “A tribe called quest,” I’m “Skip of WELOOSE.”
E.H.M.P.: How long have you and your partner been working together?
SKIP: Me and Luck of WELOOSE have been friends since high school at Miami Carol City High. We just started writing rhymes and from there spread into production, video editing, graphics, and web design. I would say the last 5 years have been the most productive, but we’ve been paying dues in this for a lot longer than that.
E.H.M.P.: Which do you prefer if any, Being and artists or a producer?
SKIP: That’s always a hard question to answer. I love doing both for different reasons. I started out as an artist, I love to write, and making words rhyme while telling a story is like a puzzle game to me that never gets old. I started making beats out of need. I started on FL studio 2.7, I think they are up to version 11 now. Making beats gives me the ability to move and inspire people just by the rhythm of a bass line or the bang of a drum pattern, there’s no better feeling.
E.H.M.P.: Where can we listen to and or download your music>
SKIP: You should check out my new mixtape Smoke Break 3, and the easiest place to start is my website www.skipofweloose.com. From there you can check out all my mixtapes, music videos, production and media. There’s also link there for my social networking pages. You can also just Google ‘Skip of WELOOSE’
E.H.M.P.: Any last word and or shout outs?
SKIP: Yes, I want to shout out Elegant Hoodness, AD the General, all the winners of this years musical program, and just everybody grinding in this industry that respects the crafts, pays their dues, and understands this is a marathon, not a sprint. I want to shoutout Miami, NY, LA, TX, my fans across the country and around the world. Peace
Written by A.D THE GENERAL courtesy of the ELEGANTHOODNESSMUSICALPROGRAM 2013