IAA:  What is your music background?

SKINNY:  I started out writing poetry and then my poetry turned into music.  I’ve been doing music for about ten years.  I do hip-hop but also dab in other genres.  I write and record all of my music.  It’s what I love to do.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

SKINNY:  As an artist, I just naturally love to do music.  I believe that there is a  message that can be found in music.  There is a song that inspires everyone personally.   My music inspires me.  I record and release my music because I want to inspire others.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

SKINNY:  My songs are about many  topics.  I often write about being an underground artist trying to make a name for myself.  I write about staying focus in the midst of obstacles, and I touch on issues concerning life, love, and feelings. My songs are about different subjects and ideas. Whatever I am feeling when I listen to a beat is what I often write about.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed ?

SKINNY:  Some of my music is explicit, so I direct my music towards fans between the ages of 18 and 30. My music is directed towards  people who like my genre.  Majority of my listeners are hip-hop fans.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

SKINNY:  I listen to everything from classical to country.  I’m most influenced by classic rock, hip-hop and r&b.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

SKINNY:  My music is hip-hop.  It is old school meets new school, Midwest style, but varies  depending on my  connection to the beat.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

SKINNY:  I stand out from other artists because of my ability to create a  broad range of music.  I am able to incorporate rock, hip-hop, r&b, jazz, classic rock, pop, and more into my music.  I like to broaden the spectrum.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are working on?

SKINNY:  I am working on a mix-tape with various artists. I am also  working on  my solo album.  The release dates will  be posted  on my site.

IAA:  What are your career goals?

SKINNY:  I would like to be able to reach a larger audience with my music.  I would also like to tour and perform in some of the legendary venues.  I want to inspire people with my music.  There are no limits to your imagination if you truly believe in yourself.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

SKINNY:  Contact links : Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/574Skinny Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skinny/269487913091400 Twitter: https://twitter.com/574Skinny









  1. Tara says:

    Can’t wait to hear more of your music!! Lovin the new stuff!!! Great meaning.. Awesome lyrics!!

    1. Dinero says:

      skinny is one of the coldest artist in indina , better yet in the midwest!!,and im a artist with P.Y.OW!records i know talent (pull your own weight!!)

    2. Thatsanaporn thammaswadi says:

      Great work! new channel for freedom music.

    3. Justina says:

      Skinny you stay doin it man!!! keep with it cuz man i bet i turn the tv on here real soon nd c u!!!! u there!!!

    4. Kat says:

      Great stuff all right, can’t wait to hear more! Keep it comin!

  2. Danny D Herman says:

    My man Skinny! The guy has some real talent, He’s got what it takes to make it happen, and I wish him the best! 574 all day!

  3. emily says:

    keep up the good work cuz!!!

  4. amber says:

    go get it!! 🙂

  5. Kathleen Gray says:

    Keep doin your thing! Thumbs up Skinny

  6. phylicia says:

    i hope you get it! remember where you came from when you get big… lol and you already know you got to hook me up on some vip s lol love

  7. Annie says:

    Love the old stuff, really love the new stuff! Can’t wait to hear more stuff. 🙂

  8. Choclett P says:

    Skinny is truly an amazing artist and a great person to work with. you’re gonna go far bruh! keep at it!!

  9. Becky Grantham says:

    Being a person of words, I appreciate your craft. There are so many who “make it” and their lyrics blow!!!! Others, like you, are the real thing! Congrats on the interview. Praying you bust out viral!!!

  10. Richard C says:

    Keep it up man. Work hard & you’ll get there.

  11. Skinny says:

    thanks ya”ll..

  12. Jae Ellis says:

    Good look right here fam! Time to bring it all together and show em what you got on deck! Peace and God bless bro

  13. Stephanie Ricketts says:

    I remember you just starting out! We were just kids! So proud of how far you’ve made it and the amount of dedication you’ve shown! Love you!

  14. john beavo says:

    Been listening to it for awhile now bro. Keep up the good work and post ur local venues and shows

  15. Jeremy Roberts says:

    You are a great artist Skinny. With the the right investors you could be as big as Eminem. I listen to mostly rock now days yet I still love to listen to your music. I have yet to meet someone that is so passionate and dedicated to the work they do. Keep the music coming

  16. Man, I can remember it was like yesterday we did the ktg mixtape bro. Good Luck man.

  17. Buffy says:

    Great, songs lots of passion put into your music love listening keep up the good work!

  18. Melanie says:

    Great job! Keep it up!

  19. justin feathers says:

    Chase them dreams bro and let the whole world hear your lyrics

  20. Big S/O Skinny Mane!! Nice Interview Keep Up The Good Work Bro , I See You Out Here Grindin’ Overtime. Salute!!

  21. DJ TJT says:

    skinny killin it! RPG SHIT!! the new era!!

  22. Amber says:

    Great work!!!!

  23. Crystal says:

    Skinny, your music is great! I like that all your songs have a meaning in life for yourself to also inspire others that enjoy your music… I wish you the best of luck in everything you do and hope to see you become big and reach out to others across the world.

  24. Russ says:

    I know Skinny personally, and this man is GREAT at what he does, I have seen him in action, writing, changing the lyrics, making it work, it is like watching a genius at work

  25. Tyler Avery says:

    Not only can this man kill a track but he’s sick with ink game as well. Skinny is a multitalented individual and a hell of friend good luck Maine

  26. kimvwhaley says:

    Keep rappin Skinny i love to listen.

  27. Scott says:

    Keep doin’ ur thang skinny!

  28. Skinny says:

    thanks ya’ll!!!!!

  29. Drew Peters says:

    Keep doin your Skinny great music!!!

  30. PRINCE.BIG says:


  31. Danielle says:

    We go WAY back ;^D poetry in motion bro. Never give up on your dreams! You’ve got the fire- keep it burning!

  32. Mys'Storey says:

    Showing some love an wishing you well in all that you do keep it up

  33. phylicia says:

    showing ya some luv! 🙂

  34. L-D.U.B.S. says:

    dropping by to show support. look forward to checking out some of your music. keep grinding and never give up on something you are destined to do/ signing out L-D.U.B.S. Be sure to drop by and check out my story and drop a comment.

  35. Cane says:

    Skinny gets it in Around The City…574 In ya area

  36. Charles biggs says:

    I know I ain’t been around cuz but ur mom and my mom both been telling me how well ur doing. Keep it bro. At least someone in the family is doing good for themselves I’m proud of ya man

  37. John Hubert says:

    Sounds good Brother!

  38. Karla says:

    Amazing sound incredible lyrics relatable material! Nothing better

  39. Zeek says:

    Follow your Dreamz!

  40. Tara Powell says:

    You’ve been making good music for years, always deep meaningful lyrics. Here to show support, get it bro!

  41. Desiree says:

    Love your stuff!!!!

  42. Taylor says:

    good music man

  43. the hooligan says:

    Skinny dude got sick flow and make some of his own beats WTF this dude is an untapped talent. You ain’t stoppin me!!!!!

  44. Ali Anderson says:

    I love you and I love your music. I can put on your CD’s and jam EVERY SONG!!! Thanks for every single track my guy.

  45. Q says:

    Keep up the great work!!! Can’t wait to hear more!!!

  46. Deanna says:

    I normally dont listen to your type of music but I gave it a shot. Some of it is appealing and I appreciate the poetic ability I hear. Keep on your path. Dont stop and I feel you will accompolish something with your art.

  47. Tara Crews says:

    Great work man! I will always support our homegrown musicians!! Keep on!!

  48. Amy Schrock says:

    Go get em!! 😉

  49. R. Strawderman says:

    Keep on truckin’!!

  50. Josie Cooper says:

    Hey Skinny, you doing yo thang! Keep it up, I love your Music

  51. Kathy Conroy says:

    I Love you work Skinny. I always look forward to hearing your next song.

  52. Rodney Klockow says:

    Keep it up! I’ve been working on a new bar where I can bring in local talent. I’m gonna need u to put some shows together soon.

    1. Skinny says:

      Bet.. Hit me up on facebook and we will talk biz..

  53. niki says:

    You take everyday struggles, situations and circumstances and turn them into something people can relate to instead of putting random words to a beat that makes no sense. I have a feeling that your music will take you far. Anyone with common sense can listen to one of your songs and know its your passion and can tell you love what you do! Destined for greatness, just don’t lose yourself along the way, stay true to who you are now, stay real.

  54. Christopher says:

    Good Luck and stay true! Do your best and believe!

  55. Gene B says:

    From the songs I’ve heard from you, I think you are an amazing artist. Words seem to come from the heart. I wish you much success in your music career.

  56. the hooligan says:

    hard work pays off!!!!

  57. becky says:

    Great music skinny. I can’t wait to hear more.

  58. Jes says:

    Skinny is the shiz-nit!!

  59. chris chinn says:

    I love your music bro!

  60. sharon kealy (baby-Po) says:

    wishing u the best skinny♥

  61. linda biggs says:

    You will always have a piece of my heart

  62. yo man im all the way out here in new jersey and i heard skinny making people turn heads out here? that means alot! keep it up bro!!

  63. My nilla ist good to see you doin yo thang keep grindin you almost there
    i wish the best for you bro keep bringin that heat one -Ex-

  64. kenna jo says:

    not only is he sexy but his music is real and amazing cant get enough

  65. Dude keep up the great work, love hip~hop and poetry. Can’t wait till your album drops! Later!

  66. Keep shining cause you def finna be a star i look forward to our next project bro keep grindin dont ever stop ill see you at the top brother one

  67. Whitney says:

    You’re one crazy summabitch and that makes for great artists! Get it kinnyyyy

  68. Best of luck to Skinny who has been puttin’ in work for a long time. He is a true artist who writes and records all of his own music. Keep bangin’ out those hits and put South Bend on the map.

  69. Skinny is hot. He got the rap, the beatz and the bad a$$ tracks. Good luck and all the best!

  70. Taylor says:

    love the music.

  71. tazz says:

    been listening to the music for awhile now on youtube. keep up the good work bro. i want more

  72. Stephen says:

    Great job, Skinny. I hope you keep pushing yourself in this area of rap! 😀

  73. Good luck Fam! Best of wishes

  74. Kevin Looney says:

    Awesome jamz ! best wisehs

  75. Devanshi Singh says:

    The music’s Awessum..!! Good luck. 🙂

  76. Skinny says:

    thanks to all of you for your support!!!!!

  77. Kevin says:

    Keep that ish comin bro. It’s our cities year! Good luck!

  78. Gene B says:

    I wish you all the luck in the world. Its tough out there, but myself and your friends will be behind you all the way.

  79. Jeff says:

    You have to love down to earth rap! Keep it up skinny!

  80. Tim says:

    Keep it u will get there

  81. Quincey says:

    So freaking proud of you, Skinny! You blew my away with your music the first day I met you. Good luck!! (:

  82. keep up the good work my bro

  83. E.D. Outlaw says:

    Good Luck! Love your Stuff.

  84. lofty loft says:

    Skinny is that dude. Keep it up.

  85. Irene says:

    All the best..! You’re D best..! 😀

  86. Alan lowel says:

    Wishing you the best. Good luck brother.

  87. yucca rose says:

    Unique arrangement…the vocal it is brings all together …congratulation..great work!!

  88. Kidagakash says:

    What’s up Skinny!
    Cool article about you and what ur sound is about …and I listened to some of ur tracks on Reverb…Keep doin’ it big!
    ONE LOVE!!

  89. Ali Anderson says:

    Love your music Skinny! Best thing coming out of the Bend!!

  90. Bernard Roberts says:


  91. Zayne says:

    Good job Skinny. I’ve been listening to your music for years. all your songs are really great. always follow your dreams and never give up.

  92. Ash says:

    Keep it up!!! Love your music! Cannot wait until your album comes out!!~ God Bless:)

  93. Skinny says:

    Thanks again to all of you for your support!!!

  94. Deadmics says:

    Tight shit

  95. Alin (ADub) says:

    Man Like I’ve Mentioned Before U Got A Sick, Differnt, Clean Flow! It’s Like No Other, I Love Hearing YoUR Music And Listen Damn Near Everytime I Get. You Do Great As A Solo Artist Not Depending On Anybody. You’re As Strong With Someone As You Are Without…… IF NOT STRONGER! KEEP DOING IT BOI !!!!!

  96. Zack sheneman says:

    I love your local music keep up the good work

  97. Jae says:

    Good luck!! Awesome music!

  98. Brandy Maust says:

    Keep it up.

  99. doug rodie says:

    Good job! Keep pushin for the dream.

  100. Skinny says:

    thanks again everyone!!!!!

  101. You have an amazing sound!

  102. Greg Stouffer says:

    Hey keep it up. still love to hear street poetry. Always one on my favorites. glad you put it up.

  103. Jacob Peinkofer says:

    Good Luck Skinny!! Your music is awesome

  104. Brad says:

    Go Skinny Go!

  105. Scott says:

    Good Job man love the music

  106. Derek says:

    Digging it man!

  107. Zac says:

    Love what your doing maine!

  108. Bradford says:

    Hey Skinny! I believe in ya buddy! but ya still gotta fix my arm!

  109. Alan lowel says:

    Good luck bro. Hope your dream comes true.

  110. Skinny says:

    Thanks to all my fans!!!!!!!!!!

  111. Heather Krie says:

    Good job man! Good work too!

  112. LeeAnn Saenz says:

    Dope!!!!!! Love your music:)

  113. Michelle says:

    Good luck! Reaally cool to see someone from SB to try an make it doing sumthing he luvs! Lots of luck!

  114. RC says:

    Keep on pushin’.

  115. sandy says:

    Good luck and keep the good music coming 🙂

  116. Asheley James says:

    Good luck Skinny! You have a great deal of talent and I hope all doors open for you soon.

  117. Jay Taunton says:

    I am a fan of all music including hip hop. I am 59 years old but like it when someone is true to themselves. Keep going Bro and you will make it big one day.

  118. Maurice says:

    I hope that all of your dreams come true

  119. Angela Soria says:

    Good luck skinny maine u r definitely the next upband coming artist good luck

  120. Anna says:

    Good job man! Keep it up!

  121. Elizabeth says:

    good stuff!

  122. Ashlee says:

    Your awesome! Can’t wait to hear more stuff!

  123. Ali Anderson says:

    Can’t wait to see where this takes you!!

  124. Essence says:

    I hope this helps! Good luck!

  125. Sam Ehresman says:

    Keep up the good work! Live your dreams!

  126. Raymond Oswalt says:

    Sounds great keep up the good work. Good luck skinny I’m gonna post your link to my fb page got alot of friends that will enjoy this

  127. laurie says:

    keep the the hits coming. you”re awesome.

  128. Roxann (Roxy) says:

    love your songs, keep up the work…!!!!

  129. Carrie Miller says:

    Yeah!! Take it all the way!

  130. Good luck Brother, hope we have your jams on The SoupyGato Show sometime… cheers!

  131. kim wwhaley says:

    Great stuff Skinny goid luck.

  132. Tim Wood says:

    Not bad at all, keep pushing forward and make more music.

  133. DJ Patrick says:

    Doing a great job! Keep it up. I know you will be # 1 soon!

  134. Gunna Jones says:

    Yooooo, folks need not to sleep on Skinny, given the right promotional team this guy is gonna be a serious problem in the music world and I’m proud to say, I know him. Keep up ya hustle bro & I’ll see you on tour. Big UPS

  135. Nice Mix Kid come check out yo boy TMP….Great job and I encourage your foward progress…keep reachin’

  136. brooke says:

    The problem today with music artists is that they aren’t truly artistic and think with an artistic mind. In order for music to be truly inspiring is for the artist to open their mind to art and poetry not just music but every kind of art. all of these up and coming artist are all focusing on something different ; their facade , what everyone sees, materialistics. Skinny is true to himself and he is a true artist With music that people can really relate to but adds a spin on it because his music is often a mix between a lot of styles of music. There’s a lot of people who have faith you’ll go far and that is so amazing to see so much support. So sorry it took me this long to show my love on this page but you know I’ll always support you .

  137. Marcie Smith says:

    I’ve been listening to your music for over 10 yrs now and I still love it!! You always come up with newer and fresher songs and I hope to hear more from you soon Skinny ???

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