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Going Up w/ Lil Skies

Learn more about Pennsylvania native Lil Skies.

Featured Photo by @NicholasJandora

Full Name: Kimetrius Foose
Age: 19
Hometown: Chambersburg/Waynesboro, Pennslyvania

 

1. I was introduced to rap music through…

My Pops. He did music & shit, so seeing him love it, I figured I’d try it & I just so happened I loved it too. It became my whole life.

2. Growing up, my favorite artist was…

Lil Wayne & 50 Cent. They really gave me inspiration.

3. Before I wanted to be a rapper…

I never wanted to be anything else. I just wanted to do what I love & be successful at it. I crave this shit, I don’t even know how to explain it. No feelin’ compares to making music & performing songs.

4. The earliest memory I have of wanting to be a musician is when…

I wanted to do music since about age 3. I recorded my first song when I was 4, so yeah I been doing this shit my whole life, literally. People think I came up over night; hell nah, this shit one hell of a journey.

5. My first rap name was…

My name always been Lil Skies; my Pops name was Dark Skies & he got a lot of girls. My dad always been a smooth dude, the girls he hung out with use to call me Lil Skies so I just ran wit that pretty much.

6. My first live performance was special because…

I loved that shit because it was a time where I can express full emotion to my fans.

7. In high school, kids knew me as…

The rapper dude but it wasn’t no serious shit, people really used to take me as a joke as far as music goes. I was popular and always fucked with the seniors, even in 9th grade. I was a good student too, had straight A’s, I think that’s why the shorties liked me.

8. I met Landon Cube…

Through Instagram. I fucked with CUFBOYS & watched their vlogs, but never knew they fucked with my shit till I seen one with Cam & Landon. I was like ‘Oh shit, that’s dope,’ plus I saw Landon had music out & he was super fire. I fucked with his style, so I hit him up to work. We been brothers ever since. Shouts out my dawg!

9. So far, the favorite song I’ve released is…

Red Roses, but I got more unreleased stuff that I like a lot too. Red Roses is just Lil Skies & my life all in one song. Plus, my boy Landon the combination was just epic.

10. One person that’s really helped my career take-off is…

My manager Craig plays a lot behind the scenes, but he also helps keep me focused. Also, my guy Cam. Big shout out to him on all the love. We just a group of friends who wanted to come up together, so we do everything the genuine way, all relationships were built naturally. I don’t fake kick shit with anybody.

11. My favorite thing to do in Pennsylvania is…

Not really shit to do but skate & smoke. People don’t really do much in my area, that’s why I’m grinding hard. I gotta get my ass ‘outta here.

12. When I listen to a beat, the first thing that I notice is…

Normally I know within the first couple seconds if I’ma fuck with a beat. The drop has to be there, everything has to be perfect. I’m picky about beats. Really picky. Gotta feel it or I won’t do it.

13. One thing nobody knows about me is…

How many tattoos I have.

14. I first met Cameron of CUFBOYS in…

Ocean City, we were shooting Landon’s video. We was talking way before that though.

15. I was shocked when…

Red Roses hit a million, but I said it was going to. I told Landon right after we recorded it. It did it in a month too, just like I predicted. Shits crazy, something’s you just know!

16. The last expensive purchase I made was…

To be honest, I really ain’t bought shit yet. Right now, my focus is investing in myself & bettering my career. All that other shit will come in time.

17. My next project is going to sound…

Dark but lit!

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