Ski Mask the Slump God
Ski Mask the Slump God is a rapper from Broward County, Florida. He got his name from doing xanax, which made him “slumped.” Growing up, he listened to everything from Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, to old Jamaican hits that his grandmother used to play. He has a wide range of taste in music, as told by himself in interviews.
Ski Mask had been writing raps in his youth, but didn’t start rapping seriously until he was locked up in juvenile detention for possession of marijuana, even though it was only supposedly $10 worth of it (he had eaten the rest before they caught him). In juvie, Ski Mask met fellow rapper XXXTentacion, who was being held for a gun charge.
After the two started freestyling together, X started encouraging Ski Mask to take rap more seriously. Once they were released, Ski Mask and X had planned to start hitting licks, but ended up trying to pursue music instead. After they starting out recording on Audacity and a Snowball microphone, Ski Mask and X started to experience a meteoric rise in popularity, especially after their No Jumper interviews.
He has been a part of the rap collectives Very Rare and Members Only, both of which include XXXTentacion. However, Ski Mask has distanced himself from X due to X’s erratic behavior and apparent violent threats towards his family. Nearly all of his Soundcloud tracks have well over a million plays, with his hit “Catch Me Outside” totalling over 43M plays.