In a recent interview with Encomium magazine, the artiste whose album is set to drop come March, shed light on matters regarding his exit from former label EME, his rise to fame, switch from rapping to singing, his “father-to-be” status, and lots more.
Skales is one of the fastest rising artistes now, what is the secret?
If I tell you, it won’t be a secret anymore. (Laughs) God, hard work, focus, Baseline Music, persistence, dedication and the greatest team ever. Last year, I sat with my team and we decided on where the Skales brand is going. It has been about 10 months since I got a new team, and all hands have been on deck. We have worked and we can say that we are about to tick the final segment for our 12-month plan which is my debut album. It has not been easy, but we grind every day, and we thank God and pray for a better 2015.
You are known to be a rap artiste, why are you doing songs now and not rap?
I see myself as an artiste, and that means that I can do whatever kind of music I want. I can be a rapper, I can do pop music, I can do dancehall music or even soul music. Heading for a Grammy is rap, Mukulu, Take Care of me and Denge Pose is a fusion of rap and pop, Shake Body is pure afro pop. My new song, I am for Real is dancehall and Jekanmo is popular music. I am a musician, and my unique selling point is my ability to be versatile and do music that will make money for my mom, my management team, the label and myself without watering down the quality of my music.
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