Birth name

Shon Adams


Oakland, California, United States


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop


Rapper, record producer

Years active



E and C Production (1990)
No Limit (1992-1994)
Priority (1995)
Relativity (1997-1998)
Dreamworks (1998)
Columbia (2001-2002)
Infrared Music Group (2003-present)

Associated acts

B-Legit, E-40, Luniz, Master P, Richie Rich, San Quinn, Spice 1

Shon Adams, better known by his stage name E-A-Ski, is an American rapper and record producer from Oakland, California. In the early 1990s, he signed to Master P's label No Limit Records when it was based in Richmond, California. He released the EP 1 Step Ahead of Yall in 1992 with frequent collaborator CMT. He left No Limit in 1993 and signed to Priority Records, on which he released his second EP Blast If I Have To in 1995. E-A-Ski left the label without releasing any additional material.

In 1997, E-A-Ski signed to Relativity Records and began recording his supposed debut studio album Earthquake. In 1998, E-A-Ski negotiated with Dreamworks Records to buy out his contract with Relativity as he was dissatisfied with how they were promoting his album. However, Dreamworks later decided they did not want to release Earthquake, and the album was shelved indefinitely. 

In 2002, E-A-Ski signed to Columbia Records and began working on a new album entitled Apply Pressure. He released the singles "Manuscript" and "Gangsta Funk" while on the label, but, after BMG bought a percentage of Columbia, the release process of the album was halted. In 2003, E-A-Ski left Columbia and founded his own independent label Infrared Music Group. In 2010, E-A-Ski released his debut studio album, The Resume.


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