Recording Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Signed to Certified Nation Records
On April 27th 1994, in the great city of Fort Worth Texas, a star was born by the name of Jeremiah Skiba, b.k.a Skeeba. Raised in Oak Cliff, a sub-division of Dallas, Skeeba began to taste the cultural gumbo of his surroundings. Growing up in a broken home, Skeeba turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the daily balances of life. Music became an outlet.
Music was always a part of Skeeba’s life. Growing up, his parents would religiously listen to bands like, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Nirvana, which peaked Skeeba’s interest in music. At a tender age of Skeeba’s adolescence, Skeeba’s father had other agendas in his life that did not allow him to be a part of Skeeba’s world. Stepping up to the plate, Skeeba’s mother and grandfather raised him and encouraged him to follow his dream. Skeeba’s grandfather changed Skeeba’s life in many ways. Introducing him to some of the greatest bands of all time like; The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and other popular music from that era, Skeeba became compelled with the style and the acoustic river that flowed through him.
Unknowingly, Skeeba would not listen to their music like the average fan, but Skeeba would be fascinated by the composition, the melody, and the overall performance of the groups. At the risk of sounding cliché: Hip-Hop has been a growing culture since it was introduced in the ’70’s. With the ’80’s rapper like the Beastie Boys, and the ’90’s rapper like Eminem, Skeeba became more confident that Hip-Hop was a path that he wanted to travel down.
Having a supportive mom and an encouraging grandfather, they bought Skeeba a microphone. The power of the microphone flowed through Skeeba’s body as if it was electricity. Skeeba developed his own style and strides toward making non-genre based music that most people can relate to.
Skeeba says, “It’s not about making music… It’s about making timeless art.”
Skeeba has mastered his craft over time. By performing at places like, Poor David’s, the Curtain Club, and the Doublewide in Dallas (to name a few) and Tomcat’s in Ft Worth, plus a couple of performances at the SXSW festival in 2017, He began getting noticed by several Record Labels, and his fan base continued to grow. In 2016 with an independent record label called “Layin’ It Down Records” he put out several songs until 2018. Inevitably there was a falling out because of artistic differences and the overall vision and direction of Skeeba’s music.
Skeeba refused to sell out. So in 2019, Skeeba and his grandfather created an independent record label called, “Certified Nation Records” where Skeeba can continue to create his work of art. He is artistically unique. Skeeba tells a story with his music. He wants to bring back music that has substance. Being an addict and alcoholic in the past, Skeeba feels he can relate to the “Unreachable” and help lead them down the right path. Skeeba appears on several “Bangerz” Blog sites. Skeeba continues to create sculptures that we call music. It’s carefully carved to catch the details needed to define his work of art.