“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the finest, freshest artist of the family music movement.” – Time Out Chicago
“With positive, relatable songs, he is a favorite of radio hosts and venue bookers around the U.S.” – TIME
“Compelling rhythms and stories, the messages are all positive. And 23 will leave parents still skeptical of the genre powerless to resist.” – The Washington Post
“This is music that both kids and adults can equally enjoy.” – Wired
“Nobody is making better ‘Kid Hop’ than Secret agent 23 Skidoo.” – NPR’s “All Things Considered”
“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has married the complex beats of hip hop with the magical world of kids.” – Today
As the first song blasts out, GRAMMY Nominated hip hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo begins a family dance party that is more Soul Train than Thomas the Train – his infectious love for beats, rhymes and originality invites the whole crowd to hit the dance floor. When the big beat and the bass groove drop, even the shyest kids get in on the action…and so do their parents! From basketball courts in the Bronx to theaters in the Smithsonian, the force of funky tracks and positive raps is an unstoppable national phenomenon! As the originator of Kid Hop, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one-of-a-kind, stand-out star in the family music scene. Drawing on a decade of experience producing and touring nationally with hip hop acts, Skidoo created the family band with his wife and daughter in 2007.
Mixing sophisticated instrumental funk with intelligent storytelling and uplifting rhymes, has gained him a large and loyal fanbase, constant radio play and loads of frequent flier miles. Allowing the music to grow up alongside his daughter Saki, aka MC Fireworks, Skidoo has produced a catalogue of positive, inspiring songs that engage a wide spectrum of young audiences from elementary to middle school. Hip hop’s global popularity makes it the perfect language to inspire kids of all kinds, even the skeptics. Turning crossed arms and hard faces into smiles and dance moves is one of Skidoo’s specialties.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s albums routinely appear on Best of the Year top ten lists, and he’s never dropped a disc that didn’t score a #1 hit on SiriusXM Global Radio. His latest, The Perfect Quirk, scored two of them and was just nominated for a GRAMMY!
Rocking a wide range of stages from Lollapalooza and the Irving Plaza to Legoland and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Skidoo crafts his live performances with an extended family of creative collaborators adding flavor to the gumbo. With a funky pack of singers, dancers, and rappers,the multicultural, multi-generational crew can relate to anybody.
The heart and soul of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s mission is the celebration of originality and childhood. His stage show is an energetic tribute to the wonderful novelty of being a kid, both the amazing parts, such as imagination turning the floor to hot lava or the couch to a submarine, and the scary parts, like feeling different or learning to overcome your fears. With crowd interaction, choreography and plenty of funky, danceable beats, Skidoo turns any venue into a half pint dance party!