Skinny Friedman makes and plays jams about butts, feelings, drugs and fighting.
His live sets and mixtapes run the gamut from twerk sessions to cathartic lovestep (with French Montana robbing someone in between), exemplified by his CHOBANI AND ADDERALL mix series. His production style splits the difference between New Orleans bounce, Ying Yang Twinz intimate club music, and Jersey Club. He is currently working on an album with Miami's Scott Melker to be released in March of 2017 on Tommy Boy.
After cutting his teeth in the Pittsburgh and St. Louis hip-hop scenes in high school and college, Skinny linked up with DJ Apt One (aka Michael the Lion of Razor-N-Tape) to launch the anything-goes Philadelphyinz party in Philadelphia. It ran for 7 years (from 2005 to 2012) and featured guests like Stretch Armstrong, DJ Sega, DJ Ayres, LOUISAHHH!!!, Nick Catchdubs and The Hood Internet.
He also held down the bimonthly Wednesday night Players Club party with Sammy Bananas for several years at Pianos in Manhattan, which the Village Voice dubbed "best off-night party". Today, he is a proud member of the rotation at Dirtyfinger's #SATURDAZED party at The Tender Trap in Brooklyn.
Along with Apt One and Relative Q, Skinny launched Young Robots in 2010. More recently, he has worked with DJ Shiftee's HOT MOM USA label. He also writes often for FACT Magazine, FRANK151, Noisey, and others.
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