Bio of Anthony Ramirez,Artist Name(Skern)Kleptoemak-
What Anthony has been able to over come and accomplish thus far has developed hopes and dreams for many others. With a big heart, strong wheel, and an unbelievable drive for success he has climbed through hoops and made it to where he stands now. Most would have given up but his love for music kept him going to reach the top. Anthony Ramirez AKA Skern was born July 23,1981. Born and raised in San Jose, Ca he managed to play baseball and grow up with his mother, grandmother, and grandfather. Always knowing he had music in his blood since his grandfather had the same kind of love. WHile working a full time job Anthony began to developed a home studio in his bedroom. Turning his closet into a sound proof booth. And thus it begun on the path to the road of victory. He had made up his mind at this point he wasn't going to stop till he shined.
In December of 2005 after many trips to the emergency room Anthony found out that he has Testicular Cancer. His first surgery was December 28th 2005 in which he came through fine. On January 25 2006 Anthony was back on the operating table for his second surgery for the removal of his lymph nodes. His stay was for seven days and when he left the hospital his life flashed through his eyes he was even more determined to make his name known. Soon after On February 12th Anthony found out after doctors telling him he wouldn't be able to have children, that he was soon expecting a baby boy.
Recovering from surgery and getting ready to welcome his son into the world Anthony buckled down and created tracks that were powerful. On October 27th 2006 a miracle was born, Nathaniel Anthony. Looking into his sons eyes he knew that he had to focus on developing great music for if something was to ever happen to Anthony his son would be left with a lifetime of memories and glory.
In 2006 Anthony performed for the first time in Gilroy. While waiting to hit the stage the host kept telling Skern and his boy that they were next on stage and when next came she would push them back. Anthony was determined as ever didn't stop until she handed them the microphone. Performing 3 tracks Anthony and his boy rocked the house. Never giving up has been his motto ever since.
In 2007 Anthony attended Future Rhythm, certified courses in engineering and producing. He attended and collected numerous amounts of certificates. About a year later the man who raised Anthony like a father whom was always there for him passed away. His grandfather had all the faith and great expectation in the world for Anthony. Teaching and showing Anthony what and how to be a father to his son who now was about 2 years old. He also taught Anthony how to be responsible and how to work hard for what he wanted. His grandfather was so proud of him and Anthony was his grandpas greatest gift and his pride of joy.
After this unexpected news of his grandfather, the grief and pain he went through. Anthony developed this one track mind to stay on the road to fame. Performing in twice as many shows and networking in the world now creating a name for his independent record label that him and his girlfriend had started from the the home studio a few years prior to climbing the top. Producing over 20 tracks a month and working non stop to be noticed. In Late 2009 Anthony lost his home in the hands of outsiders who tried to stop this force he was creating. It left Anthony homeless and unable to keep his home studio. Scraping to keep himself a float he fought to get his life back. And after about 3 months anthony succeeded and now has a new place, studio back up and running.
One thing I do know from living through these experiences with Anthony is that no matter the strength or weakness that has faced him he has always fought through it. The joy the sorrow his determination and the love in his heart for music is what keeps him breathing. He has changed the face of life for many youngsters out there who rep unproductive ideas in this society. They look up to anthony, they see all that he has been through and all that he triumphed and they themselves want to be better and change. After almost loosing his battle to the cancer he shouldn't be on this earth right now but god himself left him here to change the world with his lyrics and that's exactly what Anthony is going to do and he wont stop till he finishes the song.