IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – SK THE GREATEST OF GMGO MUSIC

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IAA:  What city and state are you from?

SK THE GREATEST:  I’m originally from Boston, MA, born and raised.  Currently I reside in Austin, TX, “The Live Music Capitol of the World.”

IAA:  What is your music background?

SK THE GREATEST:  Music and art were a part of my grade school curriculum. Because of these classes, I got to learn different brass instruments, along with piano and drums. In addition to that I was raised in a church going family that often encouraged me to play at Sunday morning service. My Grandmother is a prominent Gospel singer. Both of my parents are avid music listeners, and my uncle was a Hip-Hop DJ. So I was around music pretty much all the time.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

SK THE GREATEST:  It’s my calling. We’re all blessed with certain talents and abilities.  Mine’s just happens to be music. Although I accept that now, I was very reluctant in my younger years. But once I started to understand that this is my gift, I was able to humble myself and things just started to fall into place.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

SK THE GREATEST:  My songs are about life and experience, everything we go through as people. The message is just a culmination of human existence. But it really depends on the artist I’m working with. As a producer, it’s my job to help the artist take that message to their audience in a way that is engaging on a spiritual level. It’s all an elaborate effort to communicate a feeling or create a certain vibe.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

SK THE GREATEST:  Yes. Being a producer it’s very important to have an understanding of song structure, and the overall flow of the music. It’s not necessarily a linear thing. Good music comes from inspiration, and inspiration can come from many different places. It’s like a sonic depiction of a feeling or an emotion. This is why sound is so important to film and television.  Because it enhances the overall viewing experience. Music has the power to connect with a person’s spirit.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

SK THE GREATEST:  There are so many artists and producers who have influenced my sound in some way, shape or form. To start I’d have to say Quincy Jones, Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Marley Marl, The Bomb Squad, Gang Starr, The Roots, Wu-Tang, Mary J. Blige, Organized Noize, Hi-Tek, Madlib, Mannie Fresh, the list goes on and on.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

SK THE GREATEST:  I would say that my music sounds like Dr. Dre and DJ Premier’s quirky little nephew, who grew up in Atlanta listening to A Tribe Called Quest and idolizing J-Dilla.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

SK THE GREATEST:  I’m a cross genre Hip-Hop producer. Musically, I’m very explorative and experimental. Every time I sit down to make music, I’m trying to approach it from a different angle. Also, I take it as a personal challenge to do something different. I think this approach has a way of keeping things fresh and inspiring.

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

SK THE GREATEST:  I’m currently building on my own production company called GMGOmusic, as well as a full length compilation album that will be self produced.  We have a fully customized website on the way, along with a few side projects with other artists and producers.

IAA:   What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

SK THE GREATEST:  In 10 years, I’ll still be a producer.  Only then I will have established myself in the music business, and be in the position to provide opportunities for upcoming artists to reach their potential. I see myself being a mentor, talent scout, and entrepreneur. My career goal is to create music that is timeless, and build a legacy that can be passed down to the next generation.

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

SK THE GREATEST:  You can check out my music on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook and Reverbnation. Coming up soon you can check out my work at GMGOmusic.com.  Also you can always reach out to me via email at gmgomusic@gmail.com & info@gmgomusic.com.

GMGOmusic.com

Skthegreatest.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud.com/skthegreatest

Reverbnation.com/skthegreatest

Facebook.com/skthegreatest

Youtube.com/gmgomusic

Twitter.com/gmgomusic

 

 

 

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78 COMMENTS

  1. It makes my heart happy to know this young man. He has always been a hard worker and determine to prove to all who knews him that he had Talent.
    SK The Greatest has a sound that is his own.
    I can not wait until you go National SK The Greatest keep up the Good work.
    I like your positive sound?
    Calling all Radio stations get this music out so people can hear it.

  2. SK is the def ‘That Dude’ & the one with the “ear”. If you want beats catered to you he is THE MAN FOR IT!!! He can do hip-hop, Electronic, Dub-Step, Old School, R&B & I would put a millon on the fact that he could give you a country beat if it was called for! I can’t wait to see what he has coming next!

  3. Hey, sk I am pleased to have u in the family,we all r blessed to no & love you keep up the gd work,we knew when u were born that u would have great talent, talent runs in the family and it started with u luv u.

  4. keep up the good work cuzzo you got the lord on your side keep usein your gift becuz if you dont use your gift u will lose it.

  5. Impressive article, it’s nice to see a producer in the music industry that’s doing it for all the right reasons. Continue to reach your goals and full potential, I look forward to hearing your work.

  6. WUT A GREAT PIECE!!! BEEN AT IT FOR AWHILE NOW THA HARD WORK PAYING OFF!!! KEEP ON THA GRIND CUZ!!!! PROUD OF YAH MANE!!!! THIS JUST ONE STEP OF MANY TO COME!!

  7. It’s a breath of fresh air to see true grit and talent recognized. SK is a detail oriented perfectionist. All the musical geniuses are. Despite what the media portrays and what mainstream will have us believe, there is still good music to be heard, and artist that care about substance over swag. SK is the Greatest is a talented producer because he gives 110% every time he’s given a project. His passion is unmatched and he’s humble enough to keep learning and growing. I’m so proud of you.

  8. Yes !!! SK the greatest is simply that…. He’s definitely produced some fore w/me…. Keep pushing and let’s gooooo

  9. Support my big bro one of the best producers from Boston hands down produced most of my mixtapes still to this day the grind dont stop we got the greenlight all the way to the top we coming FTDB

  10. Godbruh, Big UP! Congrats on being featured on this site. The hard work and dedication is paying off. Don’t stop, won’t stop!

  11. Beautiful interview Tramine! Keep up the good work and never let anything or anyone prevent you from being who God has created you to be. “SK THE GREATEST”

  12. I’m really diggin the spotlight on dope artist like SK. You doin yur thang brother. Keep it up and you will be a great success story.

  13. SK The Greatest is one of the best! Period. The world is about to recognize a true talent who consistently keeps his music fresh and authentic. Salute!

  14. SK the Great brings a lively refreshing sound to the Austin Music Scene. His growth over the years continues to amaze me.

    Keep up the Greatness SK!

  15. I back this.. I remember he stayed with his music loud! Always had talent since day 1 keep up the good work and thanks for music that you bring to the game!

  16. Top class artist and human right here; the music speaks for itself but it’s inspirational to see him carry on as a down to earth, positive individual that is always willing to engage with people around him. His outlook shines in the music he produces and that quality of heart alone is worth it’s weight in gold. Onwards and upwards SK!

  17. Came along way from making mix tapes and perfecting the transitions between songs. I’m proud of you family…looking forward to bragging to folks about how I know you!

  18. I have no doubt in my mind that you got true talent. Hardwork always pays off and you a perfect exemple of that. Keep doing your thing cuz we watching you making it to a the top.

  19. SK introduced me to The Roots and Wu-Tang back in 1996. (makes me feel old!) Your passion for music was evident back then, and inspired me to appreciate different musical genres. Love seeing how far you have gone with your passion! Keep up the great work!

    • Ah Thanks Kev! You put me on some new music as well. The sounds I heard back then made me better appreciate music in all its diverse forms. Didn’t realize it then, but it was an important part of my musical upbringing. Preciate ya stopping thru!!

  20. Music is the key of life. Glad to see you putting your all into something you love. The best is yet to come.
    Keep doing your thing,
    Necta

  21. What an Incredible human Being and Talent! Ive even Had the Honor to be by his side in Combat! keep them beats comin and we will have no choice but to keep listening.

  22. Big Bean-Town! wasup witcha bra..I know im late but im not on facebook much. Glad to here you still doin music man I still record myself..you should have a listen

    • Yo wuddup Mike?! Thanks for stopping thru to check out the spotlight. I appreciate u taking the time to drop me a line. Would def like to check out some of your work. Let me know if you have anything posted online or just send me a few joints. Hope all is well my dude. Peace and Blessings.

  23. 2 thumbs up Vivian

    Great job T I need to hook my son up with you when he gets out of college juanita S

    How neat is that looking like your mom, proud of you Sue

    SK doing his thing Sep

    WOW I am proud of you very impressive ShaMeka

    Congratulations Judy

  24. So glad i ran across this !! Great write up.your answers are very unique and real. Stay up homie! Cant wait to listen . Its been a minute but i def remember the first beat cd u gave me. You deserve to be heard and published world wide keep grinding!! Peace:)

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