Singer, Skales has revealed the reason he
switched from rapping to singing. The
singer stated that he now sings because
rapping never paid his bills.
Skales made this jarring revelation in a
tweet that has since sparked a social media
conversation. In the tweet, Skales wrote “I
love rap but it never paid my bills.”
Recall that in the early stages of his career,
Skales was considered a Hip-hop act with
impressive rap materials like Heading For A
Grammy and his Jimmy Jump Off freestyle.
However, along the line Skales switched
his style of music such that he started to do
more singing. It was said that his decision
was influenced by his label at that time,
EME, that wanted him to use the approach
of another artiste under the label (Wizkid)
who was flourishing, to shine.
Skales’ recent tweet is an admission to the
fact that he switched his sound from rap to
singing and the reason he gave is the same
reason other rappers-turned-singers in the
industry have given in the past.
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