|Years active 2010–present|
Albums Ghetto Disneyland
Genres hip hop music
|Name Skinny Skinny |
Role Hip-hop artist
|Born March 16, 1988 (age 35) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1988-03-16) |
Origin Los Angeles, California
Occupation(s) hip hop artist, songwriter, producer, director
Labels Feed Me Entertainment · Floos Gang
Similar Slug (rapper), Kydd (rapper), Cage (rapper)
$kinny - Never Snitch (Official Video) سكيني - الحمدلله
Skinny (stylized as $kinny) (born March 16, 1990) is an American hip hop artist born in Saudi Arabia. He is the Founder and CEO of 'Feed Me Entertainment'. Skinny not only made a name for himself as a hip hop artist but he is known for his unique production sound and melodic song writing. He later landed a writer/producer deal with Warner/Chappell Music and released his debut mixtape "Ghetto Disneyland" on April 7, 2014. Landed a director and signed under Director X popprock.com
Skinny was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His parents met in South Central. After they separated, Skinny spent summers with his mother in Los Angeles. While his Family exposed him to all different types of music like Nirvana, he discovered rap in Los Angeles inadvertently buying a CD that featured music from 50 Cent, who became one of his biggest influences.
In 2005, Skinny began rapping and teaching himself how to produce music. He started his pursuit of a hip hop career in 2010, after moving to Los Angeles. That year, he landed a studio session with Timbaland, which eventually led to a meeting with Big Ego Entertainment CEO and Aftermath's former VP of A&R, Mike Lynn, who helped him get a deal with Warner/Chappell Music. He released his debut mixtape Ghetto Disneyland on April 7, 2014.
On July 27, 2013, he released his first music video for "Talk 4 Me". Later, music videos for "PMK" and "Marijuana On Everything" followed.
On April 7, 2014, he released his debut mixtape Ghetto Disneyland. The mixtape received positive reviews, praising his lyrics and the mixtape being mostly self-produced.
On May 13, 2015, he released a music video for his self-produced first single "Makaveli" off his upcoming EP 1999 Parachutes.