Skillibeng reveals that the new one is titled ‘Mr. Universe’, joins Apple Music’s Black Music Month
Skillibeng has been named one of 40 artists selected by Apple Music to celebrate Black Music Month. The dancehall star also revealed that her new album is titled, Mr Universe.
DJ ‘Crocodile Teeth’ continues to make waves in his career as he was named one of the artists of the month for black music that all Apple editors chose as representative of what the future looks like music.
According to Ebro Darden, Skillibeng was named among 40 artists from all genres of music worldwide for Black Music Month. The artist learned the news during his recent meeting with Darden on his Apple Music podcast, where he talked about his upcoming album and even revealed the name.
According to Skillibeng, his next album will be called Mr Universe. While speaking on the Ebro Darden Show on Apple Music, the singer shared that fans are going to see more of his lyrical side in the upcoming album.
“I think I’ll call my album that too. It’s just a whole buildup to the album because Mr. Universe is just a song that people have always wanted to hear more of that side of me, that lyrical side, Mr. Universe is a very lyrical side of me, a lot many people don’t. I don’t even understand what I’m saying in there. It’s very technical, it’s very informative,” he said.
Skillibeng added that he deviated from making songs similar to Mr Universe because fans were drawn to the catchy sounds and phrases of his other music and weren’t interested in delving into his songs.
“It’s a side of me that people love and they say I didn’t give them that side because I went to simpler forms of music,” Skilli said. “it’s the music that takes me to places where people could really hear me internationally.”
Skillibeng added that he is gaining momentum with his EP Mr Universe out now, and fans can expect to hear more of his musical talent from his various personalities.
“My real fans from the beginning know what I’m doing. I’m creating momentum for the album because the album will also be Mr. Universe and I just released the EP of the same name, with the same cover.
Meanwhile, Skillibeng has also reacted to the many career changes he is experiencing in a short time.
The dancehall artist’s presence has grown exponentially and most of his shows are sold out. Growing up in the parish of St. Thomas, Skillibeng was an underground artist and had his big break with the hit single “Brik Pan Brik”, released in 2019. From humble beginnings to now on the Summer Jam stage, the artist says he is excited about the trip.
“It feels good. I don’t even feel pressure about what’s going on,” Skillibeng said. …even the Summer Jam show last night was my first time doing such a big show and as I go along I learn new things.
In the meantime, he didn’t miss the opportunity to share that he is inspired by dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel and how he managed to change his sound to keep his fans interested.
Skillibeng did not reveal a release date for the upcoming album. By all indications, that won’t be until after the summer, as he noted that his current EP, which features French Montana and Fivio Foreign, is a “summer album.”