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Skillz tries on Jay and Kanye’s beat for size. LISTEN: Skillz – “Yeah So What (Otis Freestyle) Skillz – “Yeah So What (Otis Freestyle)”
Better late than never. Directed by Christopher Schafer.
The latest from The World Needs More Skillz, available now on Koch.
By now, hip-hop fans are very familiar with the man formerly known as Mad Skillz. Widely recognized for his knack for sick punchlines, Skillz has created a place for himself in hip-hop with his year end “Rap Up” series and has gained notoriety as a renowned ghostwriter. The Virginia native has done his bit for [cont.]
Skillz explains how the Rap Up Series got started. Who out here copped that Skillz vs. Neptunes mixtape from HHS back in 2003?
Skillz continues his yearly tradition with another in the “Rap Up” series. Grab it via Itunes or grab it below. LISTEN: Skillz – “2010 Rap Up” Skillz – “2010 Rap Up”
The original Mad rapper returns on October 26th. 1. Celebrate Life 2. Regular Guy 3. Wants And Needs (Feat. Bilal) 4. Call Me Crazy (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn) 5. Superbad (Feat. Mamouna Youseff) 6. Enjoying The View (Feat. Joe Tann) 7. The World Needs More Skillz 8. Flash Of Genius 9. Going Up 10. R.n.i.t.r. 11. [cont.]
Skillz preps for his new album, The World Needs More Skillz, due October 28th, with this free mixtape release. Guest shots from Alchemist, Nottz, Don Cannon, Keyshia Cole, and more. Skillz + Jazzy Jeff + J. Period – “Infamous Quotes” (Mixtape)
New material from Skillz October 12th release, The World Needs More Skillz. Album tracklist and audio for this Raheem DeVaughn collabo beloow. 1. Intro 2. Celebrate Life 3. Wants and Needs (feat. Bilal) 4. Call Me Crazy (feat. Raheem Devaughn) 5. Enjoying the View (feat. Joe Tann) 6. Regular Guy 7. SuperBad (feat. Mamouna Youseff) [cont.]
I first met DJ AM some years ago when HipHopSite.Com was first starting. This had to be around 1997 or so, when we were selling records via mailorder out of an extra bedroom. Most people we’re placing their orders online, but AM called my phone because he needed the records quickly for a gig that [cont.]
New track from Phil Ade, with a feature from Skillz. The track is produced by Dope Sunny and will appear on the upcoming mixtape THE LETTERMAN, hosted by Don Cannon which drops July 6th. Check it out below. Phil Ade + Skill – “OMG” (MP3)
Skillz shows us what “Wave Yo Hands” looks like in black and white, directed by Cory Smith. Yeah, it’s working for sure.
Skillz goes in on the oft overused “Heaven and Hell is on Earth” sample by 20th Century Steel Band, which lames might recognize from “Jenny On The Block” and the older gods will from G.M. Flash’s “Fastest Man Alive”… Dummy flips it though, letting that “wave your hands” part ride out. He doesn’t need a [cont.]
Before the “Rap-Up” series, and even before touring with DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skillz aka Mad Skillz was a little known rapper From Where??? “where” being Virginia. His debut album in 1996 is one of hip-hop’s most slept on LPs. Fusing clever word play with raw lyrics and banging boom bap beats has always been Skillz [cont.]
There are certain emcees that are extremely dope, the problem is, that you never ever get to hear their material. They can easily be placed on the back of a milk carton because we always wonder where they are at. After Skillz dropped From Where??? a decade ago (yes, a decade), hip hop heads [cont.]
By Marlon Regis HHS: From your debut, From Where? released in 1995 on Atlantic Records, up until now in 2003 with your anticipated I Ain’t Mad No More release on Rawkus, how difficult have all these major transitions and changes in the market, made it for you to still have hope in the game? Skillz: [cont.]
Now that Mad Skillz is on some spittin’ hot sh*t tip, I can’t be too mad at him. After all, he’s clearly paid his dues (meaning his first album was trashed and ignored) in this rap game, besides, for a punchline rapper, I can’t help but be amused by some of his lines. “Ya’ll Don’t [cont.]
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