Skiggy Rapz

Skiggy Rapz

 Utrecht, Utrecht, NLD
BandHip HopPop

Skiggy Rapz is a Dutch rapper/producer whose love-filled mix of hip-hop and pop won him the Grand Prize of the Netherlands, a national award for emerging artists. He's been featured on MTV's Jersey Shore, opened for Kanye West and co-produced a #1 single in Holland.

Biography

Skiggy Rapz (pronounced "Sikd-jee Raps") is a Dutch-born rapper and producer who's developed a glossy, love-filled mix of hip-hop and pop. With his crisp, rapid-fire flow combined with catchy hooks, Skiggy creates hip-hop that is simultaneously underground and commercially viable. His most accessible album to date, Satellites, was released in 2013.

Before his first album Boat Drinks (2004) was even realized, Skiggy Rapz won the Grote Prijs van Nederland (Grand Prize of the Netherlands), a national award for emerging artists. In 2007, he released the full-length Record as a member of Keynote Speakerz with Master Surreal. Skiggy also produced three albums for Dutch rapper Diggy Dex, and in 2009 he co-produced Diggy Dex's "Slaap Lekker," a number-one single in the Netherlands featuring Eva de Roovere.

In 2009, Skiggy Rapz released the Bang to the Boogie EP on Beats Broke. The EP highlights his blending of genres, upbeat rhythms, and singalong hooks.

Skiggy Rapz hit a licensing windfall in 2010 when MTV, VH1, and FUEL TV latched onto his growing buzz. His songs have been featured on programs including Jersey Shore, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, and The Real World. Skiggy has produced commercial tracks for McDonalds, Martini, and Samsung, and he has licensed tracks to over 15 international albums since 2005.

Recently, Skiggy Rapz performed in Chelyabinsk and Ekaterinburg, Russia, and Oslo, Norway, and he officially showcased at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas in 2011. He has toured extensively as a solo artist and as support, backing Diggy Dex and fellow Dutch producer Arts The Beatdoctor (SXSW and Poland in 2009). Skiggy has also opened for notable hip-hop legends KRS-One, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Guru, Nas, and Kanye West.

On October 5th, Skiggy Rapz debuts "Circle Round," the first single off of Satellites, at a showcase at the Sugar Factory in Amsterdam with the video launching online. The track will be officially released in the United States on Tuesday, October 9th.

Discography

Skiggy Rapz - "Ready For The Fire" (2013 Single)
Skiggy Rapz - "SuperHoney" (2013 Single)
Skiggy Rapz - "Satellites" (2013 LP)
Skiggy Rapz - "Satellites" (2013 Single)
Skiggy Rapz - "Circle Round" (2012 Single)
Skiggy Rapz - "What's Cookin' Good Lookin'?" (2012 Mixtape)
Skiggy Rapz - "Talk To You Soon" (2010 Single)
Skiggy Rapz - "Bang To The Boogie EP" (2009 EP)
Keynote Speakerz - "Record" (2007 LP)
Keynote Speakerz - "It's Like That" (2006 EP)
Skiggy Rapz - "Boat Drinks" (2005 LP)

Set List

1. Winning Vibes
2. Satellites
3. Hands Up
4. Super Honey
5. Shilly Tilly
6. Headphones On
7. Superstar
8. Today
9. Sure Shot
10. Circle Round