New Heat: Skales – Monster

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EME Representer Skales goes in hard on Mr West‘s “Monster” beats and delivers his flow effortlessly. Skales, one of the nominees for Promising Artiste of the Year at the 2010 Dynamix All Youths Awards (don’t forget to vote) has continued to impress me and is on my 2011 watch-list.

Listen to the song and read his profile & memorize the lyrics.

fave barz: She said letting me go would be the hardest thing/ Rap is a game of hard ons and I’m the hardest in

Yup! Get familiar!

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  Skales - Monster (2.5 MiB, 9,339 hits)


That KD boy from E.D.O
You can call me Mr Capable like ma CEO
They know ma face and I aint got a video
Plus ma song is ruling every station like a D.P.O
Haters hating niggas just stop it
Everybody knows am a (modaf***ing monster)
Since you’ve been hating, nigga show me your profit
Keep turning on your hater skills while I’m off it
I’m feelin like Moses and ma rod is ma mic
Cos I’m leading all of ma people insane with what they like
And I swear that I’m the light that made the future bright
Don’t get it twisted a wrong coz this sound is right
I aint got a beef with ruggedman but I’m  still sounding 9ice(nice)
I’m a star but I don’t wait for night fall to rise
A vampire but I still make it in the sun
Forget Neo in the Matrix coz I’m the one
They’ve been waiting for me but tell em that the wait is over
F***ing with emotions quick to make a lady sober
I’m the G that she’s been looking for and we aint talking alphabet
Getting better coz I think when I forget
She the type I throw some D on (Dion) no Celine
Blamin music for making me weird as I’m close to being
She said I brought with me excitement when I came within
A game I f***ed up let d new life begin
She said letting me go would be the hardest thing
Rap is a game of hard ons and I’m the hardest in
It’s so obvious I’m the definition of real
Definition of still healthy but sounding ill
I mean what kinda monster is so talented
Profit making telling the world his God-invented
Got a lot friends got a lot of fans
When he’s at a party the ladies love to dance
When his popping champagne bottles
He and a lot of celebs cut d same models
He only needs a piece of sound 2 get message across
Like his name be Hugo his a son of a boss
And I’m talking Banky and SD
You can ask them the f***ing questions you ask me
Dominating North, West, South and the East
Transformed to a human…. truth is I’m a beast.



Skales, whose real name is Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, is a 19 year old rapper, song writer and performer. This emerging talent has wooed many audiences around Nigeria with his unique rap style and charm on stage; from the Zain Tru Search talent competition in 2008, to the Soundcity Blast concert in 2009 where he astonished the crowd with a rap acapella.

The journey for Skales begun way back in 2000, when he started writing his own songs and honing his rap skills in Kaduna, where he grew up. Between 2007 and 2008, this adventurous young man travelled to Jos as often as he could to work with some of Nigeria’s finest producers – Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz. In 2008, he entered for the Zain Tru Search competition and emerged as the winner for the North Central region, and then he came to Lagos.

His first single, “Must Shine” enjoyed good airplay early 2009 and made it to the Rhythm FM Top 7 Jamz at 7 in Lagos for some weeks and it was also the ‘Hit Song of the Week’ on Rhythm FM in Jos and Abuja. Skales has gone on to record and write well over 20 songs and has collaborated with some of the finest music acts in Nigeria such as Eldee Tha Don, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W and Knighthouse.

Now signed to Empire Mates Entertainment, the music label credited for one of Nigeria’s most sought after artistes – Banky W and the new singing sensation, Wizkid; Skales is set to take on the world and bring a fresh vibe to rap music as we know it. He recently dropped new singles – “Heading for A Grammy“, “Be Mine” and “Ori Mi”.



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  1. ‘Skales has gone on to record and write well over 20 songs’
    Really?? what happened to ‘has written’??
    Mr Editor u can like to correct it

  2. Cool. This Guy is hot. We all need ppl like him in Nigeria Music scene. We want competition. wack mcs should hold their peace. lol. Good.I love him.. im not gay sorry. lol.

  3. hello skales i just need ur help cause i am an18 years rapper and looking 4 a signee thanks my no is 07085513218

  4. skale is pretty gud wit handling d music and mic just like his mate wizzy, he shuld just keep it up and u all shuld equally watch out 4 ma new Album tittled OBEDIENCE AND SACRIFICE 4rm da hottest Nigerian marketer AHBU VENTURES. It’s ur boi MR SPY

  5. Skale is hot and sometime I see like a brother and friend he is we’ll don mateiral I like the way he rap’s and men the guy is good . Skale men I love u as a brother thanks

  6. Skales seems to be the illest n sound real dis days,big ups bro ur monster freestyle prove d monster talent in u.i m an 18 year old rapper lookin up to drop hits immediately i got signed my numba is 08063736112

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