Ryan “SKILLIT” Albert is a multi-faceted artist and broadcaster who mixes with, real life experience and hard-hitting lyrics to impact generations through all mediums.
Ryan Skillit arrived on the music scene with his debut LP ‘Talk of The Town’ in the summer of 2009, making an impact with tracks ‘Skeen’ and ‘I Love Women’ resulting in more than 80,000 hits on YouTube to date. Ryan Skillit’s funny and quirky videos brought him to the attention of production company Lemonade Money. They needed a lead acting role for a music-related show. BBC Two’s ‘No Hats, No Trainers’ ran for 2 series during 2010, and showcased his now recognisable style on his own sketch regular sketch segment ‘Skillit’s Word of the Day’.
This critically acclaimed programme featured international personalities such as Ne-Yo, Cuban Brothers, Tinie Tempah and David Haye. Skillit returned to music and released EP ‘As Seen on TV’ in 2010. The single ‘Ready to Light’ gained mainstream radio play on BBC 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Choice FM.
Ryan Skillit has performed at some of London’s most respected and well-known live music venues, including Cargo, Notting Hill Arts Club and The Jazz Café. He has been known to get a festival crowd nodding their heads too! Skillit was added to the bill at Lovebox in 2011, where he supported Ali Shaheed Muhammad of ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ fame.
2011 saw ‘The Truth’, a track featuring his younger brother K-Nite and friend TB, receive some well-deserved recognition. Alongside other signed artists, ‘The Truth’ was showcased on Adam Buxton Music Show ‘The Bug’ at the BFI Film Festival & was nominated for Best Urban Video UK music video awards (UKMVA). Recognising the success of music made together, a new hip hop collective was naturally forming which included Skillit and two of his brothers (K-Nite & Mentalist) alongside friends; LoudMouth Melvin and PyroBarz. Having all singularly enjoyed some successes circulating the underground scene and radio shows for a while, Quaranteam came together to simply make and put out good hip hop music.
Although Skillit is continuing his solo pursuits, watch this space for his work with Quaranteam. In 2013, Ryan Skillit’s release of ‘Skillit BANG’ saw his collaboration with Homeboy Sandman, Quaranteam and Braydz, where his unique parody of the Cillit Bang commercials with Barry Scott is a highlight. After building up his reputation at local events, Ryan Skillit turned his hand to DJ’ing. He became the Resident DJ for the Orange Soda Film Club and during comedy nights at the Laugh Society. Other highlights include DJ’ing and hosting hip hop group Livin Proof, playing at The Doctor’s Orders, Tradition and Basement Wax. Ryan skillit joined forces with BBC 1xtra DJ Ace and run their own wrestling podcast titled the Kickout where they interview Wrestlers from the WWE. He also joined the Gorilla position podcast which at one point was the number 1 uk WWE podcast in the UK.
You can join Ryan Skillit each and every Saturday between 4pm and 6pm on ‘Skillit’s World’ a music show that covers a wide range of topics and invited guests from all different creative backgrounds. Music, Arts, Comedy, Wrestling, Sports, Acting etc..
This show has it all.