International artist A.R. SKIP teams up with Nicholas Max on his latest single, “Tonight”
A.R. SKIP hails from the St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, the islands bred a talent like no other. He definitely has something to say to the streets and ears of the world. Describing his sound as East Coast rhymes with a VI twist SKIP is no stranger to doing what it takes to get his music to the masses. The new single, “Tonight” featuring Nicholas Max is a blazing song with an island vibe. It will make you groove and move to the beat so much that it will make you feel like you’re in the islands.
Born David George, A.R. SKIP was born and raised in the USVI by his mother Janet O’Garro. She held down the household raising eight children by herself. It was no surprise that SKIP became a huge help in the household, becoming a man at a young age. Growing up in such hard times in St. Croix, SKIP had no choice but to grind hard for a better day for himself and his family.
During his time in St. Croix, SKIP attended Central High School, however, SKIP moved back to New York with his family. After moving, SKIP found himself providing for himself at the young age of 19, using his survival skills to make a better life for himself. Skip never letting adversity keep him down explored better options and more opportunities. SKIP attended Monroe College in New York City studied Business Management.
Never losing sight of his passion for music throughout all adversity, SKIP released more than 20 mixtapes between 2001 to 2015, which led him to release his first professional mixtape titled A Zillion Bars of Pain: Volume I, host by G-Unit DJ Rob E Rob , featuring the single Fitted to the Left and Jail Story the remix featuring reggae artist Aidonia. This album sold more than 4,000 copies in VI and more than 2,500 in the States. All of this was done through self-promotion and perseverance.
After the amazing grassroots success of A Zillion Bars of Pain: Volume I mixtape, SKIP took his talent to the next level and opened for reggae superstar artists Madd Cobra, Aldonia, and Spice. He releases his hit club single “Why I Came Here” and delivers to the streets – a sound like no other.
What’s Next for A.R. SKip?
A.R. SKIP is currently working on his debut album which is scheduled to be released in 2019. With such a creative, quick thinking mind, SKIP continues to break through life’s obstacles from tackling and overcoming a hard childhood, street life and is now ready to conquer the music industry. In spring of 2017, Skip and his childhood friend Hanan Vassell formed their own record label BKBX entertainment with the goal of spreading their sound for everyone to hear.
When he’s not involved with his music, A.R. SKIP enjoys spending time with his son. He is also an accomplished chef whose foods are just as enticing as his rhymes. He also gives back to his community through his participation with Turbo Squadron- a non-profit organization located in the Bronx that focuses on academic enrichment and includes sports and mentoring of young children.
Locally known and respected in the underground music scene of New York, Los Angeles and Connecticut, he is ready to be heard and take the music world by storm. A.R. SKIP will be a force to be reckoned with.
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