SOTW: Skiifall – “2 Charming” (Clean)

June 2nd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Song of the Week: Skiifall “2 Charming” (Clean)

Released: May 5, 2023

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Kendrick Lamar, KAYTRANADA, GoldLink

Montreal-based rapper, Skiifall, is here and taking over Canada’s music scene. The artistic setting of Montreal has lacked appreciation for rap-style genres in the past, but Skiifall is expanding his sound and space like no other.

Shemar Mckie, or Skiifall, is familiar with the unfamiliarity of international customs. Mckie originally moved to Montreal at age 8 to live with his mother who worked internationally. What was thought to be a 2-month vacation, turned out to be a transitional phase into Montreal life. Mckie reflects on the period of time when his Caribbean accent was seen as “funny” in the everyday discourse of the French-speaking community. Instead of shying away from his roots, he’s embraced them and found an outlet through music. Not only is Skiifall staying true to his originality, but he is also breaking out of the box many artists in his genre are put into.

Skiifall has released his newest album entitled “WOIIYOIE Vol. 2 Intense City” with a total of 7 songs, including 1 unreleased. “2 Charming” was definitely my favorite track. The Caribbean sound that Skiifall embraces is extremely prevalent within this piece. “2 Charming” displays originality and creativity, truly highlighting Skiifalls authenticity. The only song I can make a humble comparison to is “Vex Oh” by KAYTRANADA, who is actually another Canadian rapper. This song is a summer essential for the couples as Skiifall repeats “Marry me one day baby.. and all my problems disappear within your truth.” Nonetheless, the deep bass and rhythmic beat can definitely appeal to everyone. 


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