What I learned while shooting hoops with Skizzy Mars


Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

Skizzy Mars hails from the East Coast where he was born in Harlem, New York and grew up in New York City, New York. Growing up in New York City, Mars developed a passion for his local sports teams turning him into an avid Knicks and Yankees fan. However, he shared that he watches a variety of sports but basketball is by far his favorite sport to watch.

He briefly attended Union College where he studied Sports Broadcasting. Mars only attended college for approximately ten weeks before getting a record deal and moving out to Los Angeles, California where he now resides.

At the age of 25, Mars has only been working within the industry for five years but first established himself in 2011 when he was dropping tracks such as “Profound”, “Houdini”, and “Together”. He cites Kid Cudi as one of his biggest mentors and had been looking up to him since he was eight-years-old.

Following an EP titledThe Red Balloon Projectwhich was released in 2015 and reached #4 on the iTunes hip-hop album chart, he dropped his first official album, Alone Togetherin 2016 and has been creating new music and touring from that moment on.

More recently, Mars released another EP, Are You Okay?,  in April of this year, and most recently released a song titled “Come A Little Closer” in October.

Before his performance at Cal U, Mars had just finished a tour where they had 25 performances over the span of a couple of weeks. Mars shared that he prefers touring at venues versus schools because you know that fans are just coming out to see you and not just because their school is putting on a show.

You can follow along to keep up to date with Mars via his Instagram and Twitter, @skizzymars.