2017 WINNER~ Best Children’s Album of the Year, Infinity Plus One
GRAMMY-Winning hip hop artist, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo combines the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following. His latest album, Infinity Plus One, took home music’s biggest prize at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for Best Children’s Album of the Year and in a heartfelt speech, he dedicated the award to his daughter, who’s been rapping at his side since she was just five years old. Infinity Plus One takes kids into outer space with “Glimmer” about a moth who flies to the moon, and “Tastes Like Space” an exploration of the intergalactic destiny of Carl Sagan’s famous Gold Record. 23 Skidoo received a GRAMMY nomination in 2015 for The Perfect Quirk, a classic hip hop album spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues and the occasional pirate shanty.
On stage, Skidoo’s live shows are alive with call-and-response anthems like his classic “Whatchya gotta be? / I gotta be ME!” and gravity defying moves from breakdancers that have the kids gasping in delight. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, seven eight #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo offers hip hop songwriting workshops for kids of all ages.
“Compelling rhythms and stories, the messages are all positive. 23 leaves parents skeptical of the genre powerless to resist.”
“Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR
“At a hot new club in Brooklyn, the walls are throbbing, rocked by hip-hop band, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. If not for the high-pitched roar of the crowd – and the fact that many of the fans are under 4ft tall – this jamathon could easily be mistaken for any of the blissed-out shows I attended in my 20s.” – TIME Magazine
“The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine
WINNER, 2017 GRAMMY: Best Children’s Album of the Year, Infinity Plus One
Nominee, 2015 GRAMMY: Best Children’s Album of the Year, The Perfect Quirk