Bringing it back to Baltimore this week, I have a local musician that I wanted to write about due to the fact that he’s such a supporter for Doc’s Castle Media, as well. I’m writing this blog for one of Baltimore’s very own artist, Raw Skinny.
Raw Skinny aka Frankie Grimes is a multi-talented musician from the city of Baltimore, Maryland. His career began in 2010 with the release of his mixtape Boiler Room
. By using various samples from the 2000’s film Boiler Room with a combination of his own recordings, he was able to create a cinematic feel within his music. Later that year, he was a featured artist on a compilation mixtape with Baltimore rap collective, Black$taff24/7. The tape was called “We Own the Night.” Although he was not featured on a majority of the mixtape, he was able to solidify his place as a core member of the group. In 2011, he released his second project, “Dirty Sock Money.” The mixtape was extremely popular, generating thousands of views on the popular mixtape hosting site Datpiff. “Dirty Sock Money” became the subject of many reviews and postings throughout 2011’s summer season. In June of the following year, Raw Skinny released “Black$taff24/7 Presents…The Blackey Bulger Tape” hosted by DJ Black Wizard on hot16radio
. For “Black$taff24/7 Presents…The Blackey Bulger Tape,” he returned to the formula of blending movie samples with his own recordings, something he clearly enjoys doing and is very good at, and again, generated thousands of views on Datpiff, as well as his SoundCloud page. On April 20, 2013, Raw Skinny released his newest project “The V.R.G Collection Vol.1: WAKEDAFUCUP,” which was submitted to Doc’s Castle Media for viewers to take a listen. (Download it here)
Take a listen to “Fed Up” from the mixtape below.
Raw skinny is a rare and unique artist that needs the opportunity to share his views to the world and I believe that’s why he chose to send me a submission for you all to see. From recording to producing, performing, hosting, promoting, marketing, graphic design, and engineering, he has a wealth of talent to spread through where he potentially wants to make it, a way to making it mainstream. I’m sure he’ll get there as he continues his journey. But in the meantime support, support, support our follow Baltimore Dreamer.
If your interested in hearing more from Raw Skinny, check out his work on his blog, Skinny’s Life, follow him on Twitter at @rawskinny410 and check out his YouTube under RawSkinny410.
Do you have song that needs to be heard or some work that you think should be featured on Doc’s Castle Media? Send me stuff! You could be the next Music Highlight on Doc’s Castle Media. We need more people like you!
Don’t forget to read about the last Music Highlight: Zxggy with “Blue Dreams.”