by Chi Ibe
To serve as a precursor to his upcoming single and video releases and to whet the appetite of his loyal fans, Empire Mates Entertainment, EME rising rap star, Skales, delivers to us this insanely huge freestyle titled “Misunderstood”.
Covering the Fabolous and Rick Ross-featured 2010 smash hit “Swagger Right” from Def Jam-signed girl group, Rich Girl, Skales shows just why he is a force to be reckoned with in African Hip-Hop.
Poignantly and cleverly addressing the complications and misunderstanding between himself and the “Michelle to his Obama”, Skales completely turns this spooky Rich Harrison-produced beat on its head and superbly wraps his sharp and witty lyrics – with much finesse and dexterity – around the quavering synths and eerie finger claps that complete this slithering production to create a 3-minute showing of Skales lyrical prowess.
He claims this is just “freestyle”, so we expect more from his forthcoming single.
Skales other releases includes; “Headed For A Grammy”, “Be Mine” and “Must Shine.” Skales has swiftly and confidently climbed up the ranks in African Hip-Hop circles, building up a loyal following along the way.
Signed to E.M.E which is home to both Banky W and Wizkid, Skales is set to take on the world and bring a fresh new vibe to the rap game as we know it.