About Skellytone

Started in 2011, Skellytone is melodic style of hip-hop focusing on lyricism, vocal performance and content. Dealing with dark subjects such as depression, malaise and inner contemplation, Skellytone is at once complex and brooding yet accessible. Influences range from a personal background in alternative metal and punk to artists such as Aesop Rock, The Gorillas, Sage Francis, CunninLynguists and Apathy.

Skellytone is a one man show; an all-DIY underground project. With rare exception Skellytone is responsible for the writing, performing, recording, mixing, mastering and producing of every beat, word and sound.

With humble beginnings in music way back in the year 2000 Skellytone was primarily focused on playing and recording metal and punk, but there was always something lacking...  

Lyricism comes first.  So much so-called hip-hop these days is thinly veiled rap.  It's 4 minutes of hook and 1 tiny little 30 second verse about your money, your car or your drugs... where is the content?  There came a point where Skellytone realized that with metal, you can set a mood, but it's difficult to express an idea lyrically.  On the other hand, with punk music it's simple to express yourself lyrically but difficult to set a mood.  Hip-hop is the best of both worlds.  And so it began...

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