Ski Mask The Slump God is one of the many young talented artists coming out of Florida. It is safe to say that Ski is one of the new crop of rappers who owe their celebrity-status to the internet. He launched his music career in 2015 when he started posting music on SoundCloud. He dropped his first solo single Catch Me Outside on SoundCloud. Since then, his SoundCloud page has garnered millions of plays and currently, the rapper gets an average of one million plays a week.
Ski The Slump God recently decided to lend his voice to the ongoing controversy sparked by H&M’s recent racist advert. The young rapper chose to address the matter the best way he knows, and that is making a song about it! The controversial ad by the clothing giant had a young African-American boy modelling a hoodie with the text “Coolest monkey in the jungle.”
The Florida rapper made the announcement via Twitter stating, “I’m making a song called Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.” This track would include Ski on the list of music figures that have reacted to this controversy including T.I., P. Diddy, Joe Budden, The Weeknd and G-Eazy. Some critics are of the opinion that the rapper simply wants to cash in on the moment and get some more publicity for his work.
Ski The Slump God’s Bio, Wiki
Better known by his stage name Ski Mask “The Slump God,” Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne was born on April 18, 1996. He was born and raised in Broward County, Florida. He moved around frequently while growing up, living in Brooklyn, Atlanta and New Jersey. Ski is of Afro-American and of Jamaican descent.
He grew up listening to Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Wu-Tang Clan and Nelly. Growing up, his dad who was also a rapper forced him to write rhymes, which he did, grudgingly.
In 2014, the rapper was sent to juvenile detention for possession of marijuana and during that period, he met and became friends with fellow Florida rapper XXXTenacion. Ski actually discovered his rap talent while in detention. Upon his release, Ski Mask The Slump God formed the rap group ‘Very rare’ and released his first song on SoundCloud. He co-founded the Member Only collective with XXXTenacion.
Meeting fellow Florida rapper XXXTenacion in juvenile detention turned out to be a good musical encounter. That friendship that was struck at the youth detention centre also produced 3 EPs: Members Only vol 1, Members Only Vol 2 and Members Only Vol 3.
The rapper released his first mixtape Drown-In-Designer in 2016, featuring monster SoundCloud hits like Where’s the Blow! and Take a Step Back, featuring XXXTenacion. Ski released his 2nd mixtape You Will Regret in 2017. Between the release of these two mixtapes, the rapper released two EPs; Very Rare Lost Files and Slaps for My Drop-top Mini-van.
The friendship between both rappers seems to have gone sour of late as Ski declared on social media that he has chosen to distance himself from XXXTenacion. According to the Catch Me Outside rapper, he decided to distance himself from XXX due to the latter’s erratic behaviour.
He is known for his fast playful rap style. He failed to make the XXL 2017 Freshman Class even though he made a video pitch for it. The rapper has gone on tour with rappers Wifiisfuneral and Danny Towers.
His prolific output, collaborations with major artists and his unique personality are indications that Ski The Slump God has come to stay. The 21-year-old got a nod from Missy Elliot on his single Catch Me Outside which had a flip of the rap queen’s She’s a Bitch beat. Missy Elliot has always had an ear for emerging talents and a praise from rap royalty like her doesn’t come easy.
His debut album is expected before the end of 2018. Will the 21-year-old MC outgrow the internet rap scene and up his game by breaking into mainstream rap? Time shall tell! But from all indications, he has definitely come to stay!
Ski The Slump God’s Height, Girlfriend
Ski is 5ft 7″ in height and he weighs 140lbs. His chest circumference is 30 inches, his waist size is 30 inches while his biceps are 13 inches in circumference. He has a tattoo of his band name “Very Rare” below his right eye.
There is no information on the rapper’s previous or present relationships if any. It appears The Slump God is currently single as the rapper has revealed nothing about his personal life.
His earnings mostly come from music and concert performances. He has also garnered a reasonable amount from his online platforms. He had an estimated net worth of $100 000 as of 2017.