Independent upcoming Basel City rapper, Skinny Fresh – The caller in the Hip-Hop dessert is best known for his diversified beats, fetching lyrics and a new interpreted, millennial-flavored old school hip-hop. Known to rock shows and crowds of all ages and cultures, the rapper is expected to shake things up again with his highly anticipated single “Keep It Real” which dropped on September 24th 2019.
Born and raised in Switzerland and son to a pianist and choir director his passion for music dates back to the cradle. At the age of ten, his family moved to San Diego for a year, during which time he found himself drawn towards the hiphop culture and started listening to artists like Cypress Hill and Eminem. At just the age of 14, he participated with one of his demo songs in the Swiss Contest For Highly Gifted Youngsters (WINGS) where he came in first and won a recording deal. Fast forward to 2014, Skinny Fresh won the Swiss Finals of the Emergenza band contest and this eventually led to his discovery by Ives Irie of Delinquent Habits who was immediately fascinated by this young rap artist and decided to collaborate with him. Their collaboration “Bad Love” ultimately convinced Ives Irie to take Skinny Fresh onto the Delinquent Habits “It Could Be Round Two” tour through Europe and Switzerland. As opener and special guest Skinny Fresh was able to win over crowds in numerous European cities and his reputation began to grow.
On the 5th of January 2018, the rapper was to release his debut album “The Millennials Tape”. Maximilian Hardinghaus of the legendary H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg rated the 15-track album as one of the best Hip Hop albums he has ever mastered. The second song on the album “All I Need” was chosen by the BHW music group as the opener song of their compilation CD That Summer, vol. 1.
Furthermore, the compilation project was nominated for the American Independent Music Award 2018. As a supporting act of international artists such as Delinquent Habits, La Coka Nostra, Onyx and Prop Dylan he sustainably keeps expanding his fanbase. To put it in the words of Sebastian Cole of Glashouseradio “If (Skinny Fresh) is able to keep producing at this particularly high caliber, I have no doubt in my mind that he’ll be a significant figure in the next decade of hip-hop’s evolution and domination over pop music charts both in the United States and abroad.”