Last year at the Playhouse Family Music Festival, in Sugar Grove, NC, I was introduced to an AMAZING kids’ musician based in Asheville! Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a refreshing convergence of Hip Hop and Kid Bop, which is not your typical cheesy sing-song fare. They had all the kids (and parents) at the festival jiving to the infectious beats!
According to Cookie Magazine:
This is real hip-hop, with thumping funk grooves that wouldn’t seem out of place on adult radio and the kind of playful rhymes that came from Will Smith back in his Fresh Prince days (so it’s accessible even to those who may not consider themselves rap fans). The lyrics are pure kid stuff (read more…)
From Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s website:
By combining the world of infectious beats and rhymes that he grew up on with the magical realm of childhood, He aims to introduce kids to hip hop without compromising either one.
His debut album, “Easy”, mixes traditional funk, bluegrass, reggae and blues with classic golden age hip hop beats. Then, he tops it off with positive, party rocking rhymes, and a slew of exciting characters from the last dragon left on earth to the bluegrasshopper.
And I love this T-shirt, “Kids’ Music that Doesn’t Suck.” (sorry if you don’t like that word, I just think it’s funny:)
23 Skidoo will be appearing at The Grey Eagle in Asheville with The Mad Tea Party, on August 22 at 2 PM, to celebreate the re-release of “Easy” with 6 new songs! 23 Skidoo recently was signed with a brand new, ultra-funky children’s recording label, Happiness Records!
Here is a sample of his funky music and videos, with the hit song, “I Gotta Be Me”: (warning: If you click through to You Tube, we cannot guarantee the family friendly nature of the videos.)
You can also catch 23 Skidoo at these locations:
Saturday, August 29 at 2:30PM at The Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC
Price: 5$ presale
7$ day of show
Sunday, September 6
On The Waterfront Festival
Austin Kiddie Limits!!!
Friday, November 20
Price and times TBA
Saturday, November 21
Right now, these CDs are only available at live shows! You can enter to win both the CD and DVD below, by following the simple steps.
- Visit the Secret Agent 23 Skidoo website and sample the selections of music there. Come back to this post and leave a comment saying which one is your favorite.
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The contest will be open through Wednesday, August19, and the winner will be announced via email and our winner’s page. US residents, ages 18 and older are eligible to win. Absolutely no compensation was received for this giveaway.