Skoolie Escobar
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Skoolie Escobar

Bessemer, AL | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Bessemer, AL | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop R&B




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You're Welcome EP - September 2013

Sincerest Apologoies -October 2015

Until Then -December 2016



Skoolie Escobar, Theodore Montez Ware, was born in Bessemer, AL. Coming from a family of three children, As a kid, Skoolie Escobar was always known to test the waters and push limits. This inquisitive nature cultivated his strong creative drive and culminated in his east coast flow with distinctive southern tones. He has the lyrical maturity of a rapper twice his years and delivers striking wordplay that transcends regions. His originality entices even the most unschooled ear and evokes more than simple thought. He pulls emotive concepts from his audiences, which is reminiscent of his idols Kanye West and A Tribe Called Quest.
At 10 years old, Skoolie knew he wanted to be a rapper. Although his parents didn't agree with this decision, but with the support of his Grandmother he kept the dream of lyrically-living in his heart. After her passing, he knew he had to fulfill the dream in her honor. He performed his first show in 2005 in Birmingham, AL as part of a duo team called Stylez, and continued with various talent shows around the city. His junior year in High School, he quit the basketball team to pursue rap, winning freestyle battles from Huntsville, Al to the 2008 BET Black College Tour freestyle battle. His clever use of metaphors and masterful level of wordwise-genius leads him to overshadow the competition. He gives a lot of credit for this success to T. Rose, noting that "She didn't even think I could rap at first, but I owe so much to her because she gave me a chance, and I ran with it". Diverse enough to rap with a live band and skilled enough to dominate a cypher, this hot young artist provokes the soul of hip hop, from the beat-boxers of the past to the evolution of its future.
In 2010 Skoolie left college at Alabama A&M to devote his energies to the studio and produced a mixtape Called "I'll Explain Later", gaining the attention of American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, and eventually signing to his label, but in 2012 he left Studdard's label to start his own,  Wise Up Music Group. Since its inception, he has shared the stage with artists such as Gucci Mane, Big K.R.I T, T.I, Tyga, Future, and Curren$y to name a few. His music claims influences from Kanye West and Drake channeling their slick delivery and formidable wordplay. Skoolie sets himself apart by applying to these his unique content--his own struggle as an emcee six years deep in the game. 

This father of two possesses the grit for success; his home is the studio; the booth is his sanctuary, and his objective is simple: to excel at rap and at being truly humanitarian. He says there are more to his desires than just being an artist; he wants to touch the world, through humanitarian efforts and through his artistry. The one thing he wants the world to know is don't ever be afraid to DREAM BIG! He also wants people to know that having confidence in your dreams isn't arrogance, terms he says people often confuse. He quips, I'm not arrogant, I just believe I will succeed in what I do. He has a story to tell and won't stop until the world has heard it. With constant bookings and local radio play in his portfolio, it is only a matter of time until Skoolie Escobar is a household name...

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