The ground-breaking roots of Oakland, CA native E-A-SKI traces back deep within the concrete history of Bay Area music, where you can find the musical fingerprints of E-A-SKI with Spice-1 before, and during, his time with Jive Records, as well as being pivotal in Master P‘s early success with No Limit Records.
As an original one-fifth member of No Limit’s TRU, along with P, King George, Big Ed, and Rally Ral, E-A-SKI released 1 Step Ahead of Y’all through In-A-Minute/No Limit Records in 1992. E-A-SKI has been involved with various stand-out projects with some of hip-hop’s most accomplished artists like Ice-T, Spice-1, Jayo Felony, Too $hort, Ice Cube, Master P, Nate Dogg, WC, Dr. Dre and others throughout the 1990’s and into the new millennium.
E-A-SKI produced 3 songs off Spice-1’s self-titled debut album for Jive Records, and 4 songs for Spice-1’s sophomore follow-up, 187. Both of which have been certified Gold by the RIAA. Continuing to solidify the strength of his production work with Spice-1, E-A-SKI produced “Nigga Gots No Heart” which was also featured in the Menace II Society film, as well as being released as a single (with video) for promotion for the now classic Hughes Brothers directed film. The Menace II Society soundtrack is a Platinum-Certified album.
In 1995, E-A-SKI scored yet again with his production on “Playa Hater” off the Luniz platinum-selling Operation Stackola album which is The Luniz highest-selling album to date. During the same year, E-A-SKI had his song “Blast If I Have To” featured on the soundtrack to the Ice Cube and Chris Tucker movie Friday. This star-studded, multi-platinum soundtrack featured music from Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Scarface, Cypress Hill, Rick James, Roger Troutman and several other industry heavyweights.
Taking a look back through E-A-SKI’s illustrious career, you will find one the greatest, never-released songs of all-time in the underground cult-classic “Dr. Dre & Mr. SKI’s / Split Personality”. Produced and written solely and completely by E-A-SKI. This song was originally intended for release through DreamWorks/Relativity for SKI’s 1996 Earthquake album, but the song was never cleared by Dr. Dre. Three years later that collaboration served as the inspiration to the 1999 Eminem and Dr. Dre song “Guilty Conscience”, which heavily borrowed the concept and idea from the “Dr. Dre & Mr. SKI’s” unreleased project.
E-A-SKI produced his first musical collaboration with fellow west coast legend Ice Cube for the 1998 release War & Peace project on the song “Penitentiary”. The two would later re-connect for Cube’s “I Am The West” project on the iTunes bonus track “Pros vs Joes”.
More recently, E-A-SKI and Ice Cube have linked up for SKI’s own single and video “Please”, which was spotlighted on several top media outlets like HipHopDX, 2Dopeboyz, Dubcnn, VladTV, and MTV Sucker Free to name only a few.
In the early 2010’s and fresh off the presentation of the Okanagan 2010 Film Festival award-winning short film “No Problems” (which features world-renowned actor Danny Glover of the Lethal Weapon films), E-A-SKI had begun work on a project entitled “5th of Skithoven”, which he later scrapped, but not without releasing several singles from the long-awaited project like “Please” featuring Ice Cube, “Old Ass Nigga”, and “Cruise Control”, complete with another short-film movie with cameos from Ice Cube and Danny Glover.
In addition, his production mastery led to the achievement and honor of being crowned “Producer of the Decade” at the West Coast Hip-Hop Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on August 11, 2012.
E-A-SKI has continued to produce several noteworthy songs with artists like MC Ren (“Rebel Music” and the remix featuring Ice Cube, and “Burn Radio Burn”), Reece Marie (“Live From The Block” featuring B-Legit), Tech N9ne & Too $hort (“Wake’em Up”), TQ (“Freedom”), and No Malice (“Give’em Game”) to name a few in recent years.
Currently, E-A-SKI is plotting an industry takeover, both as a producer and as an artist. Ice Cube once again enlisted the services of E-A-SKI behind the boards for the Emcee’s 10th solo album, Everythang’s Corrupt on the song “Still In The Kitchen”. The iconic producer is also putting the finishing touches on the upcoming Artist/Producer EP. The EP’s availability will be physical copies only, via vinyl, cassette, and CD formats from the E-A-SKI website https://e-a-ski.com.