Down within the dumps? Hip hop artist SK8 is able to elevate your spirits with, ‘How It Be,’ a tune he tells us EXCLUSIVELY is the ‘feel-good, accomplish-anything’ anthem the world wants proper now.

You don’t should be Tony Hawk to know that if you fall down whereas skateboarding, the one method you’ll get any higher is to choose your self up and get again on that board. Whereas the possibilities of SK8 taking dwelling an X-Video games medal this yr are zero (particularly they, like most all the pieces, have been postponed within the wake of COVID-19), the Omaha native captures that spirit of “not letting something maintain you down” in his model new observe, “How It Be.” With a melody that’s 100% fortified euphoria, SK8 delivers a celebration observe that’s about having fun with the second one of the simplest ways which you can.

“Moving into to creating ‘How It Be,’ I knew I wished to create a tune that makes individuals really feel like they’re on prime of the world,” SK8 tells MeSlop, “particularly with all the pieces occurring proper now. Once I heard the ultimate combine, it was precisely the feel-good, accomplish-anything document that I’d imagined.”

SK8 appears in direction of the longer term. The future is nice. (Daniel Kelly)

SK8’s journey is unquestionably a novel one. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, to a Lebanese father who liked Bob Marley, SK8 grew up listening to traditional reggae, attending Greek Orthodox Church providers, and taking part in basketball together with his buddies. It’s no shock that he would discover his method to hip-hip, citing Wiz Khalifa’s 2011 Baken tour as an eye-opening. “”Watching my idol confirmed me this was one thing I wished to do,” he says in his biography. “All people in there was excessive and having a blast. I noticed you may be on stage and alter lives.”

Adopting the nickname his mom gave him when he was a baby, SK8 began rapping over beats on YouTube, constructing a religious following on-line and within the hip-hop group. All the time hustling, SK8 opened for everybody from Rae Sremmurd to 2 Chainz to T. Mills to Lil Wayne. After finishing a profitable headlining tour – dubbed the Skaterade Tour – SK8 put Omaha in his rearview and relocated to LA in 2015. A sequence of buzzworthy singles – “I’m In Love (Ft. Jack and Jack),” “Legend,” “Bambino” – caught the eye of the majors, and he signed a joint cope with his personal label Alignment Information, and Artwork@Struggle/Atlantic RecRecords. The following yr, he launched a number of movies for tracks that would seem on his 2020 ep, sk8sounds, together with “Omme” – which occurred to function none aside from the person who impressed him down this path, Wiz Khalifa.

How It Be” is out now.