Interview with SKI (@lileski5)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Since I was 12 years old, I watched my uncle rap inside my grandma’s house every day! I always wanted to give it a try. We used to always make little rap videos from our iPhones & androids like they were real cameras and stand in a line together like a music group & ever since then, I have just had a passion for music. My uncle inspired me so much to want to rap! but I just never took it seriously until my auntie died in 2015! & right after she passed, I started taking things seriously with the music I make. Everything I do is for my auntie and my uncle. They are why I’m still chasing my dreams in-till this day! This is all my uncle and auntie ever wanted for us. So for them! I want to continue this legacy forever until the end …….

Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?

I stayed in the studio for 10 hours. I made nearly 20 songs without writing. I couldn’t believe it myself.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

Keep going no matter who hates it! As long as you love what you do, you should never give up. It will pay off in the end. I promise

None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person whom you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

My mom always keeps my going even when I want to give up. She is there right by my side, threw whatever! Without her, I wouldn’t even be who I am today. She supports every song I make; I always show her my unreleased music, and she can’t stop listening to them. Lol, she calls me almost every day to remind me that my songs need to be on the radio. I do appreciate her a lot; she keeps me going!

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I share my blessing with others from my neighborhood who don’t have it all. When I was younger, I always wanted to help the poor, but I was poor myself. I couldn’t do those things, so once I got older and started making money, I’ll just ride around my neighborhood and give back to the less fortunate it brought me chills because I know the pain! I can’t wait to get to where I want to be one day, and I’ll change the game….

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

Never make the same mistakes twice. I learned that when I had a bad habit of driving fast around my city for no reason. one day, I almost killed myself in a car I had, and after I survived almost dying, I said to myself I’ll never make this same mistake ever again. I will never make that mistake again. That’s a life lesson learned.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

@lileski5

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?

Nothing in particulat.