|Genres||Hip_Hop, Rap/Gangsta Rap|
|# Years Experience Performing Live:||4|
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:||7|
|Market Draw:||Indianapolis, IN: 451-500|
|Venue History:||Indiana State Fairgrounds - Indianapolis, IN; Warren Central Performing Arts theater - Indianapolis, IN; Indiana Convention Center Hall D - Indianapolis, IN; THE WINNERS CIRCLE LOUNGE - Indianapolis, IN; FSA Bar and Grill - Indianapolis, IN; Don Vicks - Indianapolis, IN|
|Similar Artists:||Talib Kweli; Kanye West; Lupe Fiasco; Tupac|
|Performing Rights Society:||None|
Byron Horton (Born March 18) is a rapper, songwriter, and record producer born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. The lessons of life combined with its struggles have most certainly had an impact on the young emcee’s artistry. With a soulful but gritty sound, he produces a unique brand of music, in which he has titled, Sophisticated Street Music.
Skypp has been composing lyrics since his middle school days. In an interview with StopBeefinRadio.com, he recalled a moment in his early stages where two female classmates took his notebook and awkwardly performed his lyrics in front of the entire class, making him the laughing stock of his school. Although Skypp was humiliated, he stated that this event was the deciding factor in wanting to be an artist. He called it, “inspiring”.
Skypp gained recognition in 2011 with his weekly SoundCloud series, SKYP
Already the young emcee has appeared on shows with: Babyface, DMX, Charlie Wilson, Mystikal, Floetry, Yo Gotti, Toni Braxton, DJ Quik and Anthony Hamilton to name a few. Skypp received the “Most Promising New Artist” award at the West Coast Hip-Hop Awards. In 2018 he was cordially invited to the Grammy Awards. In 2019 a picture of Skypp was featured on the side of an IndyGo metro bus in promotion of the new Red Line transportation service. Skypp charted in the Top-40 of the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop Album charts and #7 on the iTunes New Rap/Hip-Hop Album charts with his album ‘U4U’. Skypp topped his 'U4U' album in 2020 when he charted in the Top 15 of the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop Album charts and the Top 100 of the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop Album charts (all genres).