The Southern states of America are known for some things that has shaped our every day existence. From amazing food, great weather, and especially MUSIC, The south has produced many heavy hitting names in the industry that we all jam to on the daily. With that being said, up and coming rapper/producer Skoolie Escobar does not fall short of these attributes. Not only is he a southern rapper who possesses a voice quite similar to Drake’s, Skoolie has his mind set on one goal; success! Recently I had the chance to sit down with him and it was nothing but laughs, fun and a plethora of classic music we both grew up jamming too. Check out his EP ‘Until Then’ below.
JT: Before I start this interview, I want to say thanks for taking time out your schedule to sit down and talk to me today. Where are you from and when did you know music was going to be your career?
SE: Its no problem. I appreciate TUC taking the time to interview me. I am from Bessemer, Alabama and ever since I was a small boy I wanted to be a musician. My Grandfather had a jazz club and my father is also musically inclined. I always knew music was for me. I could not see myself working a dead-end job.
JT: What inspires you to create music?
SE: I am inspired by Kanye West’s rawness, A Tribe Called Quest, and my family. Music has the power to keep me out of trouble and it gives me a euphoric feeling every time I record. Music keeps me sharp.
JT: On your song “Yonce” you sound just like Drake. Would you ever do a track with him?
SE: No I would not do a track with Drake but I respect him as an artist. Drake can not rap as good as me. People want to hear something new but feel a connection with similar artists. Even though I may sound like Drake, we come from two different struggles. I want people to distinguish who I am as a rapper.
JT: What do you want listeners to remember you as?
SE: A force in the music industry. I want people to know that I am coming and my time is here so get use to hearing my name!
SE: Stay independent! By doing so, you can keep all the money and profits from your craft.
JT: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
SE: Being known internationally, selling out shows/tours, being a top selling rapper, and being recognized for my lyrical content.
JT: If you was not a musician, what would your career be?
SE: If I did not choose music as a career, my job would be an Architect or a Attorney.
JT: What does True Urban Culture means to you?
SE: Everything dealing with the early 90’s and early 00’s. Jordans, big rims, and even having a grill encompasses true urban culture.