Fresh off opening for Statik Selektah, Termanology, and Cage, Skrewtape continues to hustle through the ranks of the hip-hop scene. New Jersey native Skrewtape is one of the most determined and distinctive emcees to date. His music has been described as “streetwise with a deep side”, merging the golden era sound with new age thoughts and ideas. Emerging from South Jersey, Skrewtape has shared stages with world-renowned rap icons Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan), Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), and Cam’ron (Diplomats), as well as underground hip hop legends Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Da Sensei (Artifacts), C-Rayz Walz, Jakk Frost, Wax, and Reef the Lost Cauze. His passion for performing, and his ability to personally connect with fans during his live shows, has helped him to gain increasing recognition throughout the Delaware Valley, namely the burgeoning Philadelphia underground hip-hop scene.
Skrewtape’s “Skumbag Millionaires” pays homage to the mixtapes and compilations he grew up listening to (i.e. Soundbombing, Lyricists Lounge and Fat Beats) and features some of those same artists, along with others, both established and up-and-coming. With productions by Mr. Green, known for his “Live From The Streets” web series (Noisey/Vice), the album hosts veteran emcees like Pace Won, Young Zee, Tame One, Copywrite, Thirstin Howl III, C-Rayz Walz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Milkbone, and Reef the Lost Cauze. The project also includes some rising stars such as Apollo The Great, Rich Quick, and Voss to name a few. Skrewtape has collaborated with some of his greatest influences on this LP, and even those considered pioneers in the world of hip-hop music.
Now Skrewtape is preparing to unleash a duet project with Ren Thomas entitled, “UPS IS HIRING”. This album guarantees to mesh mainstream hooks with hard east coast bars. He’s currently crisscrossing the country on tour as a part of the Sound of Sensi Tour with Adlib and J.O The Last Man.