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New York, NY, April 01, 2024 – BET Music named Detroit’s rising rapper Skilla Baby the BET Amplified artist for April. Recognized as BET Music's seal of endorsement for burgeoning musical talents, BET Amplified spotlights artists poised for significant impact in the industry. Skilla Baby has emerged as a formidable force in the rap scene in less than five years, garnering nearly 300 million streams and over 111 million views across his music videos. His latest EP, "We Eat The Most," released via Geffen Records, serves as a testament to his artistic prowess and unwavering connection to his roots.

From touring with Offset and Travis Scott to charting in the top 15 on Urban Radio and the top 10 on the iTunes HipHop/Rap Album charts; Skilla Baby’s relentless work ethic and dedication to his craft have earned him acclaim from both critics and fans alike. His accolades include a notable endorsement from Jack Harlow on the chart-topping hit "Lovin On Me," along with collaborations with esteemed hitmakers such as City Girls, Rylo Rodriguez, Rob49, Tee Grizzley, Luh Tyler, YTB Fatt, and many others. Skilla Baby’s latest records include the female empowerment anthem “Bae” and the introspective community driven “Plate.”

Skilla Baby's impact extends beyond the music industry. A staunch advocate for preventing gun violence, he has played an active role in organizing firearms buyback initiatives within his native Detroit. Collaborating closely with community leaders and politicians, Skilla Baby has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to effecting positive change at the grassroots level. As the rap sensation continues to make waves socially, politically, and musically, it’s evident that the multifaceted Skilla Baby's journey is only just beginning with even more new music looming in the horizon. 

Skilla Baby can now also add BET Amplified Artist to his list of accolades. As a BET Amplified artist, Skilla Baby will receive BET Music’s support across multiple BET campaigns and platforms, including BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul,, BET Socials, and BET’s Official YouTube Page.  

Previous BET Amplified artists include Ambré, Armani White, Asake, Big Boss Vette, Coco Jones, Connie Diiamond, Fridayy, HDBeenDope, Kaliii, Lady London, Lakeyah, Larry June, Lola Brooke, Maiya The Don, October London, That Mexican OT and more! 

About Skilla Baby
Skilla Baby is a 25-year-old rapper from Detroit, Michigan signed to Geffen Records. Skilla has his own unique sonic lane with his searching growl, world-weary rhymes, and ability to crunch out both party records and introspective records with depth. He’s been co-signed by the likes of Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo, Offset, Travis Scott, Lil Tjay, City Girls, Flo Milli, GloRilla, Rylo Rodriguez, Rob49, Jack Harlow and more. Jack even shouted him out on the number 1 record “Lovin On Me” while Skilla’s collab record with Rob49 and Tay B “Mama” charted in the top 15 on Urban Radio. Skilla came from a sports background playing football and basketball and uses that mentality and discipline when approaching music. In 2023 he dropped his project We Eat The Most which included standout record “Icky Vicky Vibes.” His other notable songs include “Gorgeous (feat. City Girls),” “Bae,” and most recently “Plate.” To date he’s received critical acclaim from the likes of XXL, COMPLEX, Pitchfork, Billboard, BET, REVOLT and more. His live show experience includes performing with Offset, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Lil Tjay, Rob49, Summer Walker, in addition to his own sets at Rolling Loud and Morehouse College. Besides having a budding music career, altruism is important to Skilla Baby. He recently partnered with local community leaders on a firearms buyback event to help prevent gun violence in his city. He’s made it a focus for 2024 to not only propel his artistry but also help those in need. 


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