Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the King of Kid Hop! With witty lyrics, fat beats and magnetic stories, 23 Skidoo introduces kids to hip hop without compromising either one.
"We have had a lot of CDs come through trying to do hip-hop, but this one is hands down the best. The lyrics are empowering without being too overt." -USA TODAY
After a decade touring nationally as a rapper and producer, sharing the stage with the likes of RUN DMC, MOS DEF and P FUNK, 23 Skidoo dropped his first Kid Hop album in 2007. It was a breath of funky fresh air in the family music scene, and it instantly spread like wildflowers. 4 years and one album later, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has had three #1 hits on SiriusXM Radio, has played sets at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Smithsonian, and has been reviewed glowingly in TIME Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post and on NPR's "All Things Considered".
"Nobody is making better "kid-hop" than North Carolina musician Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. With help from dozens of musicians, Skidoo stays lighthearted while rapping about arguments with friends, road trips with families and clouds that race. But his songs recognize the challenges and changes that all kids face growing up, like butterflies in the stomach. " - NPR's All Things Considered
Reinventing the family act for a new era, 23 Skidoo often tours with his daughter, MC Fireworks, holding her own on the microphone and his wife, Bootysattva, bringing the singing and cutting a rug. The caravan also includes his DJ, Mr. Strange, and his right hand man, Mahira, whose mesmerizing melodies soothe the savage tot.
Expect a classic hip hop show, with high energy party rocking and amazing stories about dragons, mermaids, whalephants and the Annual Cloud Shaping Championship. There's plenty of interaction with back and forth choruses that keep the kids singing and enough dancing and moving to keep all attention focused, from the hyper to the diapered.
"At a hot new club in Brooklyn, the walls are throbbing, rocked by a blaring 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 4 ft. (120 cm) tall — this jamathon could easily be mistaken for any of the blissed-out shows I attended in my 20s." -TIME Magazine
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo bumps up both the volume and the self esteem, and sets the family music bar higher than a hidden cookie jar.
"Plenty of artists have taken a stab at "kid-hop" before, but not one has produced such an unqualified success. This is real hip-hop... 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