Lil Skies Shines Light On His Darkest Clouds

The rapper Lil Skies—born Kimetrius Foose—may be young, but he has no time for kid stuff. The 19-year-old is busy leading a new wave of artists taking the step from underground internet heroes to major label recording artists. In just the last year, he’s charted two singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and signed a massive deal with Atlantic. “I do too much shit in my life that a man does,” he says. “I’m just not no kid… I was always consistent with everything: school, sports, music, everything. I made sure. That’s how I am. I want the fans to know, when they watch this shit, they see this shit, they see the dedication, and they wanna chase that shit too.”

In this episode of Noisey Raps, the artist, who hails from rural Waynesboro, Pennsylvania addresses his struggles with depression, goals for his burgeoning career, and how his dad motivates him. Though his rise has happened quickly, Lil Skies is already on his way to superstardom.

Watch the episode below!

2018 Rolling Loud Recap

After putting together arguably the best rap lineup in music festival history in 2017, Miami’s Rolling Loud set the gold standard for festivals, while also making it very difficult to match the the energy with this years line-up. Fortunately for rap fans, they did just that. Rolling Loud put together another epic weekend in 2018. Meek Mill, MGK, Lil Skies, Famous Dex and Zoey Dollaz and many more performed in front of a huge crowd in Miami. Check out the recap of the Ethika Familie Rappers below!


Meek Mill returned to the stage Saturday night with a surprise appearance at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival, the rapper’s first concert since his release from prison in April


Machine Gun Kelly’s set was out full of energy, he performs ‘Sails’ for the fans at Rolling Loud


Lil Skies performing his huge hits Red Roses & Nowadays


Famous Dex turns all the way up and strips down to his ethikas


Zoey Dollaz has an amazing set and performs ‘Blow A Check’ in his hometown, Miami

New Kid Ink Track

Kid Ink is back! Today, the Ethika Familie rapper dropped the single on the project, “One Time.” The new song was created for forthcoming documentary, Unbanned: The Legend Of AJ1. It’s a banger from Kid Ink. He continuously delivers fire songs with each one of his release and we’re looking forward to more drops he has in the future. Check it out below!

“Trust The Process II: Undefeated”

Ace Hood has unleashed a sequel to 2017’s Trust The Process. The Florida artist’s new project is titled Trust The Process II: Undefeated. Hood’s latest is full of bangers and features 29 tracks in total. Slim Diesel is the lone guest appearing on the release.

Check out Trust The Process II below!

Ethika Donates to The Undies Project

Today we filled boxes with pairs of Men’s, Women’s, and Kids underwear to help The Undies Project fulfill their mission.

The Undies Project provides new underwear to men, women and children in need to improve their lives. Laura Delaflor, Co-Founder of the organization says, “Everyone needs underwear, but unfortunately it’s the least donated item of clothing”.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to donate in hopes of making a difference— Because, like the organization states,  “no one should be deprived of the simple, daily necessity of clean underwear that many of us take for granted.”

For more information visit theundiesproject.org

 

Skate for a Cause Recap

Last Saturday, the Sheckler Foundation’s 9th Annual Skate for a Cause pro skate contest and carnival on went down at the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest! Check out all the action here!

Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares

Meek Mill sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt for his first interview just 18 hours after his release from prison back on April 24. The Dateline story titled Dreams and Nightmares: The Meek Mill Story aired in its entirety last Sunday night. The conversation includes a phone interview with Meek while he was imprisoned in addition to his first extensive discussion outside the confines of the Chester, PA institution. The 40-minute special also details his journey from being picked up in a helicopter by good friend and Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin to getting to ring the Liberty Bell just hours later at Game 5 of the Sixers-Heat game where he sat courtside as the love poured in. Cameras caught his first conversations over the phone with his mother and sister who claimed his release to be a “national holiday.” The 31-year-old admits he struggles with actually feeling free while still out on bail. “I ain’t feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19. [I’m] 30 now,” he says. “Me, I just pray. I believe God is my first lawyer — I’ve always believed that. I don’t feel free at all.”

With the spotlight on his case, the Philly rapper plans to use his platform to help other minorities who suffer from the same injustices in hopes of major reform as a catalyst for change. “This is the same thing that thousands of other minorities are going through on a daily basis,” Meek says. “They just don’t have the platform for anybody to speak on their behalf.”

Check out a trailer for the Dateline episode below. Catch Dreams and Nightmares: The Meek Mill Story in full over here at NBC.

Chase Sexton wins the Rookie of the Year Award

Ethika Familie Motocross Racer Chase Sexton has had a great start to his Supercross Career in 2018. Sexton ended the season with a solid 6th place finish in Las Vegas. This result landed him fifth in the West series with 167 points. Following his heat race, Sexton was awarded 2018 250SX Rookie of the Year honors. Sexton will be a title contender in the years to come.

Congrats Chase!

Plessinger wins the 250 West Title

Ethika Familie Motocross Star Aaron Plessinger came in to the final round in Las Vegas with only one goal, to win the coveted 250 West Championship. AP did what he had to do and salvaged an 8th place finish in the main event to wrap up the points lead. This was his first professional championship.

Congrats AP!


AP23 with the huge Championship smile