Byron Horton, p/k/a Skypp (pronounced Skip), was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana some 20
plus years ago. The lessons of life combined with its struggles has most certainly had an impact on his
flow as an emcee with impressive lyrical skills.
An avid fan of r&b music, it is somewhat odd that he ended up being a rapper, but I guess one can say it
was a sign of the times as hip-hop music and its culture was the defining element of his generation in
He has been making rhymes since he was about 13 years of age. He would later develop a weekly
series called SKYPP SATURDAYS where he would flow over industry beats of known songs. SKYPP SATURDAYS has experienced its share of road blocks but it is alive and well to this day.
He is preparing to release his sixth album in his young career, called TENTH. Its
predecessor was last year’s JAFFE 2: Inspired By album a strong testament to things he had experienced in his personal life and musical career. He fashioned the term ‘Jaffe’, which was his best
friend’s last name, into meaning keeping it 100% and all the way real with someone. Prior to JAFFE 2: Inspired BY, he had the albums JAFFE (2017) & Humility (2016). Prior to his
metamorphosis as a completely clean lyricist, he had 4 albums: WRITTEN & DIRECTED, SOPHISTICATED STREET MUSIC, and GREAT ANOTHER RAPPER 1 and 2 (with Indianapolis recording artist, Lil Billy).
TENTH is a 12 track album that shows Skypp’s versatility as an artist. With production from Zero The Composer, SoulCintematik, D. Hittz and more, the songs run the gamut from inner city life to inspiration for the future. In many respects, TENTH is a reality check that we all can relate to.
Already the young emcee has appeared on shows with: Babyface, Charlie Wilson, DMX, Mystikal,
Floetry, Toni Braxton, Yo Gotti , DJ Quik and Anthony Hamilton to name a few.
With TENTH, Skypp is ready to take the rap game to a whole new level and we are all
lucky that he lets us in for the experience.