"Clothing Line Will Be Available In G.O.D. Stores in Central and Stanley Monday"
Lucas “SkiBs” Scibetta
In a city not known for its independent music, Lucas “SkiBs” Scibetta stands out as a rising hip hop artist. A high school senior at an international school in Hong Kong, 17-year-old rapper SkiBs has caused a stir in the city he calls home.
Born in New York City, SkiBs has also lived in Japan and the UK finally moving to Hong Kong about 6 years ago. Even before he arrived on Hong Kong shores he was writing lyrics, listening to and studying hip hop music. SkiBs met producer Barton “DXL” Chan in 2010 while freestyle rapping by the waterfront in an area of Hong Kong called Stanley. They have been working together ever since.
SkiBs first mixtape, “The Pink Slip” was released on 11/11/11 with notable songs including Worth It, showcasing the waterfront he loves, and the ironic Classy Shit. The mixtape highlighted Skibs strong delivery and versatility and helped Skibs generate a buzz both online and around Hong Kong.<.p>
But it was the release of his next project, a five song EP, in September of 2012 and a video off its title track, Hong Kong Kids that has drawn attention to SkiBs as a standout artist. Featured in the widely read South China Morning Post in the article titled “Expat rapper gets Hong Kong Teens Hip Hopping Mad,” SkiBs explains his passion for music and his experience as a kid growing up outside his home country finally finding a place to call home. He sees the title track of this EP as a happy, positive song. In the article, Lucas is quoted as saying, "There's not a lot of independent music coming out of Hong Kong that gets noticed, so if anything breaks through, it's going to cause a little bit of controversy." Not only has he broken through but his videos have now been viewed in over 150 countries with more than 350,000 uploaded views.
In the winter of 2013, SkiBs began collaboration on a clothing line with Goods of Desire, a well-established, multifaceted Hong Kong Brand founded in 1996. The name in local dialect, as described on their website, also means, “to live better.” SkiBs had the idea to team up with G.O.D. because their edgy designs “are inspired by the vibrant culture of this energetic city where east meets west, and age-old traditions meet cutting – edge technology.” Their long established slogan of “Delay No More” inspired the title track off of SkiBs upcoming mixedtape, named the same. Already he has released the first track, titled All In. Already the video has spread around the city with over 40,000 views. SkiBs has proven he is a talented artist with a passion here to stay.
"Yeah man, I just live life have fun cause thats what imma want when this whole things done." Lucas “SkiBs” Scibetta, 2012