Sk8way 10Thousand – Artist of the Month (June 2022)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Unveiling Up-and-coming American rapper, Sk8way 10Thousand, sprung from the streets of Louisiana with the dream to touch lives with his music. His signature fluid wordplay and deep thoughtful rhymes contribute to the appeal of his art. His style is inspired and reminiscent of Jayz & Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Soldier Kidd, all of whom are heavy hitters in the hip-hop section of the music industry. But Sk8way Sound is very original with a unique voice and style.

Sk8way 10thousand is currently signed and working with Bentley Records; an award-winning luxury international record label founded in 2013 that has a growing catalog of over 5000+ records with access to stores worldwide. He has released some thoughtful singles and mixtapes, all of which have been enthusiastically praised by fans and critics as music deserving mainstream media exposure. It is safe to say that his journey as a music artist has officially begun and it is up to a good start.  

Sk8way 10Thousand is the professional name adopted by Derrick Young Jr, also known as Deejai. He was born in the state of Louisiana, and he developed a passion for music at a very early age. Growing up in a fairly large household as the middle child with three siblings, Sk8way was faced with an identity crisis which was quickly solved by his intense love for rhythm and making music. Like all the greats, his strong work ethic towards his passion led to him being bullied by kids in his neighborhood. However, their constant taunts and physical abuse were not enough to dissuade him from his goal. With each negative comment, he pushes on, writes what he feels, and expresses his emotions in the music he makes; he basically considers music as an escape from his surroundings and a tool to voice his struggles and pain. 

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