Veteran Bay Area Rapper/Producer E-A-Ski Gearing Up For The Release Of His Long Overdue, Eagerly Awaited "Official" 2nd Solo LP, "5th of Skithoven!"
Courtesy Todd Davis.
Veteran West Coast rapper/producer, E-A-Ski, is currently prepping for the release of several high profile projects throughout the remainder of 2012 and beyond.
E-A Ski just unleashed the mega-popular, star-studded, “Cruise Control,” short-film video featuring Award-winning actor Danny Glover and long-time Ski collaborator, rapper Ice Cube. The Rock Jacobs-directed visual has already garnered more than 4 million views through a variety of major media outlets; MTV, Vibe, HipHopDX, AllHipHop, VladTV, among others. The single is the follow-up to another Cube-assisted, equally infectious, joint entitled “Please,” with both songs taken from Ski’s long overdue, highly anticipated 5th of Skithoven, due out early next year.
Before that, however, the Oakland, California native musician is planning to drop an EP, 4th of Skithoven, as a precursor of sorts to his next solo LP, just to tide over his legions of fans worldwide. In addition, E-A-Ski was recently nominated as Producer of the Decade at the 2012 West Coast Hip-Hop Awards.
As if that isn’t enough, “Mr. Ski” is staying very busy in the lab behind the boards contributing his sample-free unique style of live instrumentations for a who’s who of A-list artists; including, Ice Cube, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, former Dr. Dre protégé Slim The Mobster, and many more soon-to-be announced.
E-A Ski is also in the midst of expanding his I.M.G.M.I. empire by serving as current spokesperson and consultant for Native Instruments’ new groove production studio, known as the “Maschine,” as well as Akai’s new “MPC Renaissance,” which was first unveiled at the NAMM [National Association of Music Merchants] Show in Anaheim, California, in January ‘12.
About Ea-Ski: The musical roots of E-A Ski can be traced back within the concrete history of Bay Area soil -- where you can find his musical fingerprints with Spice-1 before -- and during -- his tenure with Jive Records, and Master P’s early success with No Limit Records, where Ski served as an original member of The Tank’s TRU collective, alongside P, King George, Big Ed and Rally Ral. E-A Ski dropped his debut offering, “1 Step Ahead of Y’all,” through In-A-Minute/No Limit back in 1992.
5th of Skithoven, which also contains appearances from Freeway, Tech N9ne, B-Real of Cypress Hill fame and Locksmith, to name some, will finally be unveiled in early 2013...
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