Justine Skye

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Justine Indira Skyers was born August 24, 1995, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Nova Perry, is a music attorney of Afro-Jamaican and Indo-Jamaican descent, and her father is of Afro-Jamaican descent. Justine Skye tagged along with her mother to a music panel held by performance rights organization BMI. During the question-and-answer session, Justine surprised everyone in attendance by asking to sing. In front of various music executives, she performed a cover of Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold.” The Brooklyn native subsequently took singing lessons and honed her songwriting, then worked with August Rigo and Eric Hudson. Their sessions led to Everyday Living, a confident contemporary R&B EP released on Atlantic in August 2013.

Justine got her start at a professional singing career when she performed songs to go with the book “Rules To Rock By”. She is known for having made a cover about “Headlines” by Drake which received 2 million views on youtube. Her debut EP, Everyday Living, helped the Brooklyn kid with the purple-hued hair ink a deal with Atlantic Records in 2013 and release with them the album Emotionally Unavailable. During that time she made a song “Collide” featuring the rapper Tyga. In october 2015, she performed at TIDAL10X20 an event created by JAY Z and at a Tommy Hilfiger show in Brazil. She also made an apparition in some tv shows like the final of House of DVF.

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In 2016 she left Atlantic and signed to Roc Nation  and Republic Records and is preparing a new album.

17 thoughts on “Justine Skye

    • Yes she’s a stunning beauty! I went to high school with a girl that looked like Justine. But she wasn’t a griffe though. There are many blacks that look like her. I think that’s the problem though. Once someone is only 15-20 European or non-black mixture. it’s hard to tell. It gets more difficult to see the admixture at times. What do you think? How much admixture do you think a person has to have to be significant? What percentage of non-black admixture starts to be relevant to you? Do you think it should 5,10 or 20%? How much is too much in your opinion?

      • Personally and scientifically, I make no exceptions on the fact that only two black people can have black children and considering the fact that most black people in the Americas aren’t even 1/4th white due to mating in the gene pool over subsequent generations further reducing the European admixture in us then I just look at all griffes as different from us and so do Europeans otherwise there wouldn’t be a need to label them as such. Multigenerational mulattos, triracials, quadroons, octoroons, first generation mulattos, etc etc are non Afrikans and should be treated as such. Also I could see that justine is mixed with Indian as with tatyana Ali. It’s the way the face is shaped and of course the hair not being Afro textured that gives it away.

      • Yes I knew Tatyana was Panamanian. I knew she was mixed from way back. She looks less black to me than Justine. I don’t think many people study genetics and racial makeup enough. Many people don’t know much about facial shape and structure. They just see if a person has dark skin and full lips..they say they’re black enough. And a big problem is with hair texture. I have a problem with so many of these black female entertainers wearing weaves all the time. Some do look nice but the problem is you can’t see their natural hair texture. So when you look at a beautiful woman like Justine you ask yourself…”what am I looking at? is that her real hair or not?” That’s a big part of the problem as well.

      • The weave epidemic among black women will leave you confused as to who is Afrikan or not but there is a movement among black women that are slowly wearing their natural Afro textured hair called the natural hair movement. I wouldnt be mad at any black man that would decide to date Justine though

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