Critically-acclaimed rapper Lil Skies recently dropped another fresh visual in support of his hit debut album, Shelby. Following the first live performance of “Breathe” in Houston last week, the official video, directed by Nicholas Jandora, is now available to stream below.
Earlier this year, Skies stunned fans around the world as he dropped his highly-anticipated debut, Shelby. Named after his mom, the album debuted top 5 on the Billboard 200 with 54,000 in album equivalents marking Skies’ second top 10 effort following his Life of a Dark Rose mixtape, which has impressively remained on the Billboard 200 since its release over 17 months ago. Shelby is available now on all major streaming services here.
The magnetic album opener and first single “i” has officially been certified gold with over 6.4 million streams worldwide. The Cole Bennett-directed visual peaked at #8 on YouTube’s “Trending” page. Shelby boasts a total of fourteen tracks representing a moment of transformation for Lil Skies. Like a proverbial caterpillar to butterfly, the rapper realizes the full scope of his sound, sharpening the flows, magnifying the melodies, and delivering a truthful statement behind each hook.
Lil Skies, who made waves as he walked in Philipp Plein’s show during New York Fashion Week, joined forces with Lil Pump for their 2019 Spring co-headline tour. This highly successful trek, which saw Skies and Pump each headlining their biggest venues yet, wrapped up yesterday at The Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California.
This summer, Skies will continue to wow audiences on tour with more live dates and festival performances including Lollapalooza on Aug. 3. In terms of Canadian tour dates, he’ll be Breakout Festival 2019 in Vancouver on June 15, and there could be more Canadian shows announced in the near future.
About Lil Skies
With over 2 billion streams under his belt, 20-year-old rapper on the rise Lil Skies, who is managed by The Stokey Project which entered into a partnership with Roc Nation this year for management, has been building a massive storm of fans and followers with his angsty brand of high-energy hip hop. Released last January, his critically-acclaimed major label debut mixtape Life Of A Dark Rose [All We Got Ent/Atlantic Records] was certified Gold by the RIAA and quickly spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles including “Red Roses,” “Nowadays” and “Lust.”
Skies has continued to release a nonstop stream of new music and visuals, most recently holding over his ravenous fans with “Real Ties” and “Name in the Sand,” both of which collectively amassed an extremely impressive 30 million streams within the first few weeks of release. 2018 saw Skies heading out on his first-ever nationwide headline tour which sold out venues across North America before going on to play Made in America Festival and joining Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd on their >Dazed & Blazed amphitheater tour. Skies hasn’t slowed down in 2019, continuing to release new music including “I Know You” (featuring Young Pinch), “Opps Want Me Dead,” “No Rest” and “World Rage,” which have collectively been streamed over 200 million times worldwide. Hailed by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex, Pandora and more as an artist to watch, Lil Skies has an extremely promising year ahead.
Be sure to also take in the intimate mini-documentary featuring rare behind-the-scenes moments with Skies and one-on-one conversation with his mom below. Shelby (The Documentary) was directed by Mario Kristian.
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