“Gotta Be You”

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In “Gotta Be You,” a track from newly-released Make Believers, local kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo offers up the sage advice, “Everyone wants to have a best friend, but your best friend’s gotta be you.” That one line sums up what’s great about Skidoo’s music — it’s not just about lessons for young people, it’s the sort of thing we all need to be reminded of.

In the fun, feel-good video, Skidoo and a host of friends (including his daughter, MC Fireworks, members of Asheville horns and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, artist and MC Adam Strange and a zillion dancing, rollerskating, skateboarding children) strut and swagger to beats and melodies while making individuality look cooler than ever.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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