Monaghan, County Monaghan
Maksymilian Skiba, also known as Active, is an Irish Hip-Hop Artist/Rapper of Polish Descent.
Active moved to Ireland, alongside his parents, at the age of one. Growing up in a small border town where Hip-Hop music was heavily frowned upon.
Active is known for his relatable, yet raw lyrics, impressive flow, impeccable production and extensive versatility which has helped him stand out on the Irish music scene.
Active draws inspiration from a variety of unexpected places. From revered singers such as Frank Sinatra & John Mayer to Hip-Hop greats such as J.Cole, Logic & Kendrick Lamar, his main goal is to keep his sound fresh, interesting and keep to progressing, as not just a rapper, but as an artist.
2018 was a break out year for Active, after releasing only three singles, "Time Is Money," "1645," & "Lobotomy," his name rose to prominence in the Irish music scene, receiving radio play from RTÉ 2FM, SPIN 1038 & RTÉ Pulse and receiving placement in the "New Éire" Spotify curated playlist.
Active hopes to keep pursuing his dream in changing the world for the better through his positive message and through becoming a voice for people who feel like they can't speak out.
2019 is looking to be a big year for the Lobotomy-emcee as he has multiple singles & an EP slated for launch in the spring. He hopes to get booked for shows & festivals in the foreseeable future.