*THE JOURNEY*: Rapskillz McCoy
*His growing up*
The brains behind this rap artist just had to get serious! Rapskillz McCoy was born and raised in “Mushin” a popular hood in Lagos state. Being raised in a rugged hood, his strict mom made sure he grew up well. He is a graduate of Accounting from Lagos State Polytechnic. His hood inspires some of his music.
*Why Rapskillz McCoy?*
Artists have nicks that are peculiar to them. The length of “Rapskillz McCoy” makes you wonder. Well, his real name his Gbebikan Hassan. He has a spectacular rapping ability and skills while McCoy means “the real thing”. Put that together, I think you get the picture!
Rapskillz McCoy is a good song writer but his vocals won’t let him settle for RnB. His rap ability has no limits. As a child, he mimes songs if several musicians. He get inspired to go with the flow by the environments and his powerful thoughts. He started doing rap professionally in 2010.
He heard a lot of discouragement from some family,friends etc. having to hear Nigerians saying: rap music wont make you popular too. It doesn’t get to him as it is one of those criticism that makes one work harder. Source of finance was worrisome but having the likes of Oye; his manager, his younger brother: Oracle and the boss him self; Kswaggz he had less worries. He never had a problem balancing his music career with his other stuffs.
Uniqueness is the only word to describe his art of rapping. He is an hardcore rapper and does more of punchlines and wordplays. His favourites in the music Industry now is Dremo and Ycee. He is also a big fan of Oladips, KeneeO and Mo’Brinx.
It is believed that: if you are a rapper, you can hit it big in the industry. Rapskillz McCoy says its the combination of talent and grace that makes your stance in the music industry.
His latest rap single titled “Now is Time” was recently dropped. Produced by American music producer *Efreezee*. It was mixed and mastered by *JesseRaey*. This single is making mad vibes and attracting positive comments. He is thankful and looking forward to dropping his next titled “Bo le mbe” (get off there)
Follow him *@rapskillzmccoy*on social media platforms.
Compiled by: *Animashaun, S.D*