The islands have bred a talent like no other and he goes by the name AR SKIP, hailing from the St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, AR Skip definitely has something to say to the streets and ears of the world. Describing his sound as East Coast rhymes with a VI twist, AR SKIP is no stranger to doing what it takes to get his music to the masses.
Locally known and respected in the underground music scene of New York City, Los Angeles, and Connecticut, AR SKIP is ready to be heard and take the music world by storm.
Born David George, AR SKIP was raised in the USVI by his mother Janet O’Garro who held down the household, and raised eight children by herself. It was no surprise that AR SKIP became a huge help in the household, becoming a man at a young age. Growing up during hard times in St. Croix, AR SKIP had no choice but to grind hard for a better day for himself and his family.
While living in St. Croix, AR SKIP attended Central High School, however, AR SKIP moved to New York City with his family. After moving, AR SKIP found himself providing for himself at the young age of 19, using his survival skills to make a better life for himself. AR SKIP never let adversity keep him down and explored better options with more opportunities. AR SKIP attended Monroe College in New York City where he studied Business Management.
Never losing sight of his passion for music throughout all adversity, AR SKIP released more than 20 mixtapes between 2001 to 2015, which led him to release his first professional mixtape titled “A Zillion Bars of Pain: Volume I,” host by G-Unit DJ ROB E ROB , featuring the single “Fitted to the Left” and “Jail Story” the remix featuring reggae artist AIDONIA. This album sold more than 4,000 copies in The US Virgin Islands and more than 2,500 copies in the States, all of this was done through self-promotion and perseverance.
After the amazing grassroots success of “A Zillion Bars of Pain: Volume I mixtape,” AR SKIP took his talent to the next level and opened for reggae superstar artist MADD COBRA, AIDONIA, and SPICE. He released his hit club single “WHY I CAME HERE,” he delivered the streets a sound like no other.
AR SKIP is currently working on his debut album which is scheduled to be released in 2019. The new single “Tonight” by AR SKIP and Nicholas Max is a blazing song with an island vibe, it will make you groove and move to the beat, so much that it will make you feel like you’re in the islands.
With such a creative, quick thinking mind, AR SKIP continues to break through life’s obstacles from tackling and overcoming a hard childhood, street life, He is now ready to conquer the music industry. In the spring of 2017, Skip and his childhood friend Hanan Vassell formed their own record label BKBX Entertainment with the goal of spreading their sound for everyone to hear.
When he’s not involved with his music, AR SKIP enjoys spending time with his son, he is also an accomplished chef, whose dishes are just as enticing as his rhymes. He also gives back to his community through his participation with Turbo Squadron a non-profit organization located in the Bronx, which focuses on the academic enrichment and mentorship of young children.
AR SKIP will be a force to be reckoned with.
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