Skee-Lo (born Antoine Roundtree March 5 1973) is a rapper who was moderately popular in the mid-1990s. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Riverside, California. He mostly rapped about Los Angeles, specifically the Crenshaw area. Skee-Lo's single, "Top of the Stairs", was featured in the ending credits as well as the soundtrack to the 1995 film Money Train. He had a hit single in the same year with "I Wish", which reached #13 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Skee-Lo also recorded a cover of the Schoolhouse Rock! song "The Tale of Mr. Morton", which taught sentence structure (subject, verb, predicate). The song appears on the compilation album, Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks.
He also co-wrote "I'll Be Your Everything" by boy band Youngstown. The song is featured on the Inspector Gadget soundtrack.
"I Wish" contains a sample from the song "Spinnin'" by Bernard Wright
from the album 'Nard
. It was also sampled
by Les Rythmes Digitales
for the song "[Hey You] What's That Sound?" (the sentences actually picked up from "For What It's Worth
" by Buffalo Springfield
) and is sampled on the 2 Many DJs
album, As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2
"I Wish" is heard in the 2006 film, American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile.
"I Wish" is covered by The Secret Handshake for the Punk Goes Crunk compilation.
"I Wish" ranked 359 on Blender's The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born
The comedic music video
to the song "I Wish
", directed by Marty Thomas, gained popularity on MTV
It included references to the Forrest Gump
- I Wish (1995)
- I Can't Stop (2000).
- Holdin' On (I Wish with additional remixes)
- "Top of the Stairs" (1995)
- "I Wish" (1995)
- "Superman" (1996)
- "At the Mall" (1999-2000)
- "Bounce Back" (1999-2000)