Skinny Get ‘Em is a hip-hop recording artist from Phoenix, AZ who is regarded for making good, timeless music. He doesn’t make music to sound mimic others who’ve preceded him or to adhere to fads-but music that will touch the lives of the everyday, common man.
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to Skinny regarding his controversial new single.
What is the name of your current single?
“My single is called Addictions available now for download on Soundcloud.”
What inspired you to write this track?
“The inspiration to my track was the fact kids from ages 10 and up are doing heroin, coke, meth, etc and hurting themselves so young and I felt like someone had to stand up for these kids.”
In what ways is this track different than other ones that you’ve recorded?
“This track is different because others I’ve written are real, but nothing I’d consider as being a role model for kids and in Addictions I’m simply telling people that being like me isn’t style or cool that I am here because I screwed up a lot in life. I’m motivating them to be better than what I am.”
What is the main goal that you want to accomplish with this record?
“My main goal in this track is to get kids to understand that becoming a drug addict is a lifestyle in which it’s hard to get out of and believe me I know what its like….I went through hell overcoming a coke addiction and I’m hoping it’ll help them come to their senses and continue school and avoid drugs.”
What album will this song be featured on?
“This song will be on my upcoming mixtape called “AZ State Of Mind” along with other very heart felt tracks and I’m hoping this CD inspires change in the game.”
Is it available to purchase online?
“It’s available now on Sound Cloud for free because with a message this heart felt, why would I charge people when I’m trying to inspire the minds of our young children? This song wasn’t about the money, it’s about making a difference.”
Is there anything that you would like to say in closing?
“In closing, I’d like to say go to http://soundcloud.com/skinny1990/skinny-addictions and help spread support if you’d like to see change in our nations youth and if I can get enough support I can start my own charity in which I vow to donate money to schools offering programs for extra curricular activities and a healthy alternative to kids that keep them off drugs and motivated to be educated.”