“We didn’t just rap – we had a story to tell,” he said about the writing process for the songs with
co-writer Tee Grizzley.
‘Controversy’ also comes during an interesting time for Skilla Baby. In just a few short years
since launching his career, the Motor City rapper’s notoriety has exploded. He mentioned during
the interview that his biggest challenge as an artist these days is adjusting to his sudden fame,
particularly in his hometown. The reality of his newfound status hit him hardest when he
performed at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, the same venue where he grew up watching the
Though Skilla Baby’s career is rapidly unfolding, he still manages to prioritize community
outreach across Detroit. He performs at local schools just as much as he does for fans, if not
“I appreciate the schools more than anything because I’ve been in those seats; I feel like if I just
save one child, then I did what I was supposed to do,” he said. “I feel I was put on earth to do
something like that and save somebody. I do it to motivate them to do better – I want to reach
back and let them know I’m still a person who can reach them and touch them.”
For hip-hop fans looking for a fresh take on Detroit rap, Skilla Baby’s ‘Controversy’ is now
streaming on all major music platforms.
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