Silkk the Shocker has a huge music catalogue. The New Orleans rapper released his debut album, The Shocker, on No Limit Records in 1996. During his career he successfully released two consecutive platinum albums and a gold one. His catalogue boasts hits like: It Ain’t My Fault, Movin’ On, Ghetto Tears, Mama Always Told Me, Thug ‘n’ Me, which folks grew to learn and love in the 90s and the early 2000s.
One of the things that have always made hip hop heads pay attention was Silkk’s flow. It seemed a bit offbeat. In an interview with VLAD TV in 2015, Silkk said that his flow was just that. “I think I was offbeat,” he said.
“I think what’s funny is nowadays they want me to be offbeat again…I think I had my own style, which I don’t think was right or wrong…At the time I didn’t really care about it. I was just doing my thing.”
Silkk The Shocker dropped by The Scoop B Radio Podcast today and actually delved a little deeper into the topic. “When I go back and listen to it, I say that was really good,” he said. Check it out by clicking here.
“I’m glad that I did the counterclockwise flow.”
Silkk thinks that his influence is deeper than just a flow, however. “Whatever it was, ultimately, this is how I look at life: ‘I’m still living, right?’ Before it’s all over, piece by piece, I changed society, changed culture, changed certain people’s views on things. When I put my first album out I sold a half of million records. This was back in a time where, you wasn’t doing that. It wasn’t all for hype. It was like, people were really messin’ with whatever I was saying. And you can go back and listen to music and you gotta just take it for what it is. And so if you take it for what it is, you appreciate that I made songs like, Freeloaders and I Represent.”
Silk said that he appeared in one of his first records at 14 years old alongside his Brother, Master P in a track called The Ghetto’s Trying To Kill Me. He says he got love from his peers. That made him appreciative for his flow AND voice, literally! “I sounded like a little girl,” Silkk joked with Scoop B Radio Podcast host, Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.
“E-40 and everybody called me and said: ‘yo you killed this song and I need to get you on my album.’ Even Tupac he saluted me on it. I don’t know what it is, I just know that I was meant to do it. I was meant to sell the records I sold, I was meant to help No Limit Records get to the point I got it to and then I’m also meant to have been in 2016 and do a song with Dej Loaf. I get people like Migos shouting me out and Young Jeezy shouting me out.”
Silkk marketed himself well. In 2004 he was contracted to write theme songs for WWE wrestlers. In 2011, Silkk tried his hand in acting. He appeared in the horror film, Reservation. Silkk The Shocker is making a comeback of sorts. He appeared in the The All I Do Is Win mixtape in 2010, appeared on Dej Loaf’s album and last year dropped an album titled, Incredible. He and No Limit will be honored at the BMI Hip Hop Awards in New Orleans during NBA All Star Weekend.