Our copy of Billboard's Book of Top 40 Hits
has it that Skee-Lo was born Anthony Roundtree in Riverside, California, on 3/5/75. Internet sources from all over provide conflicting data. In cases like this, we go by the book.
The album I Wish
went gold, and the title track - known for the refrain "I wish I was a little bit taller..." was Skee-Lo's debut single and his only hit. In fact, he only released one other album, I Can't Stop
in 2000. You might think that his career is pretty hung up at this point, but we just visited Skee-Lo's MySpace page
, and his new single "Club Song" sounds like it could stand up to anything you hear on the radio right now, so who knows - we might not have heard the last of him. Skee-Lo also augmented his career with acting appearances in TV shows and a VJ for MTV.