You’re reading this because you want to know more about me. But, what could be so interesting to know about a fat, white girl that raps? Well, for starters… I am going to change music forever.
My name is Angel, but you may know me better as the aspiring hip-pop artist, Skiddalz. I was born and raised in the small town of Centralia, Illinois. Nope, the name of my town doesn’t ring a bell in anyone’s ear; but the city that my cornfield town is closest to, and where I got my start in the music business does. That city (known for its Midwest swing and country grammar) is known as… yep, you guessed it… St. Louis, Missouri. But, before I made it to the Lou, before all the music... I was just a shy, quirky kid with hopes of one day becoming a basketball star and an internationally-known beat boxer that could write poetry. It’s funny how fate took me to where I am now…
I grew up in a low-income family and earning money was an everyday struggle. My parents were hard workers, but no matter how many hours they put in, my family always came up short in the financial department. Being broke and poor was all I knew, but even at an early age I wanted more for my future. For all of my life I’ve always had a dream. I’ve always set my goals high and believed I was destined for something greater. From owning countless athletic trophies, being a star player on an undefeated high school basketball team, to being the human beat boxer phenomenon for all of my school peers… I knew the only place I was meant to be was the spotlight. But, like everything in life, finding my place in the spotlight came at its own price.
As soon as everything started going great for me in sports, everything else around me started plummeting down. Some of my close relatives passed away and around the same time my mom picked up a habit of doing what she likes to call her “crazy meds”. At this point I am a growing teenager, dealing with gaining weight, quitting sports, and learning how to cope with the separation of my parents and my mother having a mental disorder that drove our relationship apart. I had nothing. The only things I had were emotions, and the only way I could express them was through a pen, notebook paper, and hip-hop. I caged myself off from the world in my room where all I had time for was to write, rap and record how I felt onto my ice-aged computer. I didn’t know that the hardships I was facing within myself then would soon turn out to be the cause of my love for music and my future career.
When I was 17, my music finally got noticed through the internet by a manager in St. Louis. He invited me to my first show, and my dad believed enough in me and drove me 80 miles to give the crowd my 3 minute stage performance. The crowd scratched their head and laughed at first sight of me, and then immediately fell in love as I spit the first bar of my song. From then on I knew I was meant to share my talent and music with the world. It was a wrap from there. I worked hard, made some great accomplishments already, and there’s no stopping here. With the guidance of my mentor Slo Down (formerly of the St. Lunatics), and the help from some of my family, I am determined to make one hell of a dent into the music industry.
All it takes is one more person to believe in the same dream I’ve always had to make it true.
Skiddalz' song "OMG" was in an International Women's Day campaign video with Amnesty International
Skiddalz was the Featured Artist on MTV Soundtrack for an episode of "Floribama Shore", and "Pauly D Project"
Skiddalz placed her song "Like A Girl" on 2 episodes of MTV's series "Double Shot At Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny"
Skiddalz' song "OMG" was featured in the 2018 indie film, "Shooting In Vain", which won
the Jury Award for Best Feature at the Dances With Films Festival
Skiddalz placed her song "Good Time" on season 2 of VH1's "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party"
She also placed "Good Time" in 3 episodes of MTV's new reality series "Jersey Shore Family Vacation"
"Good Time" was in 4 episodes of season 1 and 2 of MTV's "Floribama Shore"
Skiddalz has 11 song placements on MTV's hit series "Jersey Shore" (seasons 2-3)
Skiddalz had 5 song placements on the worldwide app Funimate
Skiddalz has music on episodes of "The Chair Gang Series" on Facebook Watch
Skiddalz licensed song for GRRRL Clothing 2017 promotional advertisement
She had one song placement on VH1's series "Mama Drama"
Skiddalz' music is being played on MTV and VH1 television in Asia, Australia, Denmark, Canada, Brazil, UK, Chile, Finland, and Czech Republic
Skiddalz won the award for "Best Female Hip-Hop Artist" in the 2014 St. Louis Underground Music Awards
Skiddalz partners with MTV to feature her song "Pop Magic" on the "Restore The Shore" compilation album for Hurricane Sandy relief
Skiddalz has 2 songs played across 4 episodes of MTV's "Disaster Date"
Skiddalz' "OMG" and "Pop Magic" Music Videos released via MTV.com
Skiddalz' song "Party Hard" debuts on MTV's season premiere of "Pauly D Project"
Performed on FOX News Channel 2 KTVI with DJ Charlie Chan (DJ for RUN DMC)
Skiddalz has performed in areas in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky and Georgia
Wendy Day, Founder, Rap Coalition -
"Having been in the industry for 18 years, I've seen and heard a plethora of music from new artists, but I have to admit that it's rare when something catches my attention!
Not only is Skiddalz music great music for the masses, her image is genuine, real, and easy to relate to! My second introduction to the world of Skiddalz was at a national industry convention, where she performed in front of over 1,000 judgemental DJs and jaded industry insiders. She tore the place down! They were on their feet whooping and hollering--it
was unlike anything I'd ever seen before. I have the same gut feeling with Skiddalz that I had when shopping Eminem, Master P, and Cash Money. I don't wonder when she'll get a
record deal, I wonder who will be smart enough to sign her!!"
– (Wendy Day has done some of the most stellar deals in the urban music industry. She has built a solid reputation for finding the best, most marketable talent, and negotiating great deals while looking out for the artists' best interest)
"Skiddalz got white girl swag. Through the roof wit it...... She damn sure got the stage performance and crowd control part down. She spittin too...."
– Chamillionaire, CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment, Grammy Award Winner
"Skiddalz’ record ‘OMG’ is hot! She has a lot of talent. Keep doin’ your thing, Skiddalz."
– Nelly, Universal/Derrty ENT. Multi-platinum selling artist
"Skiddalz has one of the best stage performances I’ve ever seen..."
– DJ Charlie Chan, RUN DMC/Da Brat Tour DJ; WHHL Radio DJ, World Famous St. Louis DJ
"When you think of ‘different flavors’ you think of ‘Skiddalz’; you never know when she’s gonna melt, ‘cause she always stays hot!"
– Kyjuan, Member of the multi-selling group St. Lunatics, Universal/Derrty ENT. Artist
"Skiddalz is going to sell records like Lady Gaga and Eminem. The game needs an artist like her right now, plain and simple."
–Hardley Davidson, Multi-Platinum producer
"You did your thing on stage, Skiddalz!"
– Dolla, Late hip-hop artist best known for his single with T-Pain, "Who the F**k is that?" (Rest in Peace)
"They need to go to the Skiddalz School of Originality!" (In reference to American Idol contestants)
– Taylor J, Former Z107.7 FM & 100.3 KATZ-FM Program Director & Radio Personality
"When I first met Skiddalz she had just got done killin’ a performance at the Adams Mark Hotel in St. Louis."
– Wally Beamin’, Multi-Platinum producer of Basement Beats
"Skiddalz, who has the distinction of being a white female rapper, proved she isn’t a fluke on her single ‘OMG’"
– STLToday.com News – Review on the Divas of Da Lou Concert
"Skiddalz is very talented. She will go a long way in music."
– Matthew Scott Krentz, Writer and Director of "Streetballers: The Movie"
"Skiddalz will bring hip-hop back. She’s the next greatest thing since Nelly and the St. Lunatics."
– Slo’Down, Former St. Lunatics member, Masked Hype-man
"She’s a go-getter. Skiddalz strives for what she wants while keeping it fresh and hot in the process!"
– DJ Daddy J, Member of the Derrty DJs/M-Pressive Radio,resident DJ at several St. Louis NightClubs/Former Z107.7FM Mix DJ
"Skiddalz is going to be a superstar."
– Chantell Overton, Ohhmyonline.net OhhMy Photographer (Clients include St. Louis Rams, Nelly, Chingy & more
"’OMG’ is a Top 40 hit!"
– DJ Sno, Member of the CoreDJs; Chingy’s Tour DJ; Resident DJ on WHHL 104.1FM STLHomeJamz
"I seen Skiddalz perform at the Young Dro Concert. She surprised the sh*t out of me! She can definitely pull an upset."
– excerpt from InBox Magazine Interview with RiverFront Radio