Skrip seeks to push the message that words have power in both the negative and positive, to build up or tear down. Now, the Chicago emcee/producer is offering fans a free download of “Say,” an inspiring song about standing out for what you believe as truth, while being vocal in the midst of chaos. Reach Records artist Andy Mineo comes along for the ride. Skrip’s upcoming free album “The Und_rscore II” will be released Jan. 15 and promises to leave a lasting impact on listeners.
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The Chicago native sequenced his first hip-hop instrumental track using the 12 string guitar as a main melody when he was only 12. From that time to 2010, Skrip built a strong resume that included opening as a rapper for several well known artists. In 2007 Skrip produced two instrumentals (“Enemy Crush” and “One Winged Angel”) based on music from the classic video game Final Fantasy VIII that were embraced by both the b-boy community and the parkour community respectively.
“Enemy Crush” was featured on the Battle of the Year 2007 Soundtrack, used by Switzerland b-boy crew Ghost Rockz, as well as the Gamblerz Crew’s showcase at the 2008 R16 Korea Sparkling World BBoy Championship. In total, Skrip’s two instrumentals, “Enemy Crush” and “One Winged Angel” have been used in countless YouTube videos accounting for over 50 million views, with 13 million coming from world famous parkour and stunt man Damien Walters’ 2009 showreel.
Skrip offered his free album “The Und_rscore” and his debut album ‘Becoming All Things’ in 2011 and was received by the hip hop community with open arms. His albums have displayed his roots reminiscent of golden era boom bap, pop, with catchy hooks, vivid story telling, and melodies
When St. Louis giant and gutter rap perfectionist, Thi’sl introduced his 2011 album “Beautiful Monster,” you immediately saw that Thi’sl had grown musically. That growth can partially be attributed to Skrip’s songwriting, production, and singing on the title track “Beautiful Monster” which also features Swoope, along with two other tracks on the album. Skrip also contributed the theme music to Reach Records artist Andy Mineo’s “Saturday Morning Car Tunez” series, as well as two songs “Hello World” and “Listen” from Andy’s free album ‘Formerly Known,’ which has seen over 100,000 downloads.
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