Skeme Interview With NEHip-Hop, Explains Why He Turned Down TDE

Posted: February 5, 2014 by ericbernsen in Interviews, Music
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Skeme is on the long list of young West Coast rappers who are on the come up and have major buzz as 2014 rolls along. The Inglewood, CA emcee has been on his mixtape grind for quite some time, but Skeme has gained the most attention for his Ingleworld album that came out in December. With collaborations with the likes of the Game, E-40, ScHoolboy Q, Dom Kennedy, and Nipsey Hussle under his belt, Skeme has made great strides in his career of late. He shows no signs of stopping as he continues to grow as an artist, and Skeme sat down with The NEHip-Hop recently to talk about his journey thus far, including turning down a chance to sign with West Coast leading label TDE

Skeme has a longtime friendly relationship with TDE as he recorded his entire Pistols and Palm Trees mixtape at the label’s studio back in 2010. TDE members like Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q have blown up in the industry since then, and the label approached Skeme about signing him last year. However, Skeme declined as he wanted to make his mark in hip-hop on his own and not be overshadowed by anybody. Certainly a respectable decision, and it seems that Skeme is on his way to becoming a name you have to mention when bringing up the rising stars of West Coast hip-hop. Skeme also mentioned how thankful he’s been for the positive reaction to his Ingleworld LP and that he takes pride in defining his own sound. From ghostwriting for R&B artists to his relationships with big-time artists, Skeme is in a good position to succeed as he continues to establish his individual identity.

Watch the interview below and let us know what you think! 






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