Producer E-A-Ski, known for his work with Spice 1, Master P, Ice Cube and others, keeps reaping the rewards of a long and successful career in the music industry. The Oakland, CA composer recently took to Instagram to unveil he had received gold plaques for two projects released in 1997, the West Coast Bad Boyz II compilation (“IMG”) and Def Jam’s How To Be A Player soundtrack (“Street 2 Street” with Jayo Felony), the 2004 single, “Ride” from his own The Resume release, 2001’s Rush Hour 2 soundtrack (“Paper Trippin'” with WC & Nate Dogg), and a platinum plaque for Ice Cube’s 1998 release War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) (“Penitentiary”).
Since beginning his career producing “Young Nigga”, “187 Pure”, and “East Bay Gangster (Reggae)” for Spice 1’s 1992 self-titled debut on Jive Records, the Bay area-based producer/rapper continues to help future stars break through 25-plus years later. Furthering his longevity, the music maker can be seen producing and collaborating with MC Ren (“Rebel Music”, “Burn Radio Burn”), Ice Cube (“Pros Vs. Joes”, “Still In The Kitchen”), Too Short & Tech N9ne (“Wake’em Up”) and others, while also proving he can rock the mic, too, as evident on solo tracks like “They Know”, “Cruise Control”, “Nerve Of Y’all”, “Old Ass Nigga” and more.
The producer’s illustrious career includes being influential in the early stages of No Limit Records long before Master P became a household name, writing and producing “Split Personality”, an often overlooked masterpiece with Dr. Dre following his escape from Death Row Records.