sKitz Kraven is here to help you “HOLD UP” | @sKitzKraven |

Midwest-bred, multifaceted rapper-singer-songwriter and the self-styled horrorcore master of hip-hop sKitz Kraven launched Season 3 of his highly anticipated and acclaimed “New Music Mondays” program this past Monday, January 6th. New Music Monday has been a staple fan favorite for years, and 2020 brings it back with renewed vengeance. Keep watch and experience a new track every Monday on all platforms. Kraven will release a music video each month as part of New Music Mondays to give fans even more content to devour.

sKitz Kraven delivers the second single from his weekly tradition #NewMusicMondays titled “Hold Up”. Kraven delivers nonstop bars with a lot of psychotic attitude in this upbeat nightmare.

“If you mix Eminem, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and Stephen King with a little bit of Tim Burton, you get me,” continues Kraven. However, with three full-length albums, including his most recent full-length, Hollow, and multiple smash singles—including his most popular single “That’s All,” which currently has over 5,416,000 views on YouTube and 6,793,086 streams on Spotify–sKitz is already on track to become something much bigger than “horrorcore.” Kraven could well deserve the sobriquet: the “Marilyn Manson” of hip hop.

Using rap music as a coping mechanism to handle his mental health diagnoses and to overcome addiction—which he discusses frankly and transparently in this video, sKitz’s lyrics can tend towards the raw and emotive, allowing listeners an escape of their own and feel solidarity that they aren’t alone in their struggles.

However, while some of his music may be heavy and grimy—much like the horror movies he grew up on and pays homage to in his music and videos—he’s also built his huge, fanatical following by being versatile with singles that delve into lighter, more mainstream genres including R&B love songs, hip-hop bangers and club mixes, including his previous singles, “Pardon the Interruption,” “Already Dead,” “Breathe” and “Starting 5.”

Kraven’s future plans include a live tour, news videos and a compilation album from the songs premiered on NMM Season 3.

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