Skooly Explains His Influence In Atlanta And New Tape “Nobody Likes Me”

May 22, 2020

Read the full interview on AllHipHop.com!

Skooly has influenced an entire generation of rappers, with his unique blend of singing and rapping.

The Atlanta native first came up as a member of the Rich Kidz, gaining attention for his talents at just 14 years old. Since then, he’s shifted his focus to his solo artistry, creating feel-good music for his ever growing fanbase.

Plus, it doesn’t hurt he’s signed to 2 Chainz T.R.U. (The Real University) imprint. Most recently, he was featured on nearly half the songs on the label’s compilation album No Face No Case, released in February of this year. But fans are going crazy for his newest project yet: Nobody Likes Me.

The project is accompanied by a “drive-in” movie night in the A as he screens his coinciding documentary.

AllHipHop caught up with Skooly to discuss the meaning behind the new project, his influence, relationship with 2 Chainz, and more!

Skooly Nobody Likes me
Skooly – Nobody Likes Me

AllHipHop: Have you been holding up during quarantine? You’ve been inside?

Skooly: Yeah, I’m staying in the studio for the most part. I tried to get out of the house as much as possible not be a couch potato. I come to be around this energy. I can’t wait to get on the stage. Can’t wait till they’re saying “Skooly in the building everybody!”

AllHipHop: Let’s talk about the new album. Why’d you name it Nobody Likes Me ?

Skooly: It’s how I feel. This is my point of view. This is me talking. This is you seeing what I’m talking about through my eyes. There’s a song on there called “American Made,” I hit every key point and talked about every aspect of what I mean. That one song totally explains the title of the album itself.

AllHipHop: What were you going through when you recorded it?

Skooly: Everything. This was a while back, I was at a dark place in my life. At a low place. Nobody Likes Me has three different meanings for me. This is me. I’m not saying that it’s supposed to be right, it’s supposed to be wrong. Some people love me, but they don’t like me. That goes for family, friends.

AllHipHop: How do they love you but not like you?

Skooly: An example for you. You know how your mother used to tell you “I love you, but I don’t have to be your friend”? I love you, but I don’t like you. I don’t have to be your friend. Sometimes it’s unexplainable for me. I’m weird sometimes. This is truly how I feel. This goes for the rap game. Some people love my music, but they may not like me. They may like me but they might not like my music. On the other hand, there’s nobody in the world and in the universe like me. I treat it like this is coming from different angles.

AllHipHop: Atlanta has a ton of rappers, how do you manage to stand out?

Skooly: I try to stay myself. I try to stay out of people’s way. Just do me, doing me got me here to this point. Even if I had to critique it, even if I had to work around it and work on it and get it right, being me is what got me here so I’m going to continue to do that.

AllHipHop: All your fans are calling you the GOAT, it’s dope to see. What is it about you that the fans love?

Skooly: I keep it original. I totally speak for the youth automatically, period. Sometimes I speak so strongly for the youth that the older crowd and senior crowd, they understand. Because they’ve been through so much. I’m now getting to the point of my life where they were before. They were young before, everybody was.

AllHipHop: You were super young when you started.

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