How Phily Skeamz became a ruthless underdog and a force to be reckoned with was not through an array of schemes, but from the element of surprise. Phily Skeamz often feeds on his listeners doubt and expectations to astonish them with his use of combined metaphors, wordplay, and perpetual rhyme patterns. Phily Skeamz displays versatility in his songwriting by demonstrating a combination of rhythms and flows that were designed to be infectious and unpredictable leaving his audience in suspense to hear each cadence. One major aspect that pushed Skeamz to develop as an artist and a lyricist was his early influences from icons like Lil Wayne, Eminem, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
A native of Alexandra Virginia, where Skeamz was born, he was surrounded by the culture of Washington DC, known for its go-go music, historical sites, and sneaker obsessed residents. The DC area is immersed in the hip hop culture. This environment influenced Skeamz to start producing at the age of nine using his older brother's DAWs like Fruity Loops 3. Around age 13 Skeamz taught himself how to play drums after his older brother purchased a drum set to expand his own skills as an instrumentalist. While playing drums heavily in multiple genres he started seriously songwriting at 15-years-old. During his high school days he was recording original songs as a drummer in a band, creating instrumentals, selling or recording vocals over instrumentals, and recording and engineering his first mixtape.
Phily Skeamz started to garner some local attention for his 2013 mixtape "Acception to the Rule" and 2014 mixtape "Catch Up" on Datpiff. Favorites from the mixtapes were "Maad City," "Sure Thing," and "Wu-Tang Forever." Proceeding these releases Skeamz uploaded over a dozen new songs on YouTube and SoundCloud. This lead to the unveiling of his debut independent album "Finago" in 2019. After the completion of his first LP, he would end the year with two more singles, "Neighborhood Recipe" and "All U See." He released the EP "Lucid Nightmarez" May 2020. His newest release would be "Tellin' Lies" available July 2020.