You already know the year in Hip-Hop can’t properly come to a close without Skillz dropping his year end wrap up.
The year is officially hours away from being over, a fact that’s all but solidified by the arrival of veteran MC Skillz’s “2014 Rap Up.”
Mad Skillz, who is now using his original rap moniker again, returns with “Light Work,” a track from he and fellow Virginia native and producer Bink!’s upcoming collaborative project.
It’s hard to believe Virginia rapper Skillz’ “Rap-Up” series has been going strong for over a decade. As one of the industry’s sought after “ghostwriters” back when lyrics still meant a big deal to the radio, he found a niche by recapping the highlights of Hip-Hop throughout the year over a well-known beat picked at […]
While club anthems and swag music continue to dominate the airwaves, lyrics remain the foundation to any one picking up the microphone. Even with the acclaim that comes from spitting a strong verse, there are some rappers that have chosen to have others do the writing for them.
Another turn around the sun for Hip-Hop isn’t truly complete without a patented year-end rap up by Skillz. Unless you call the proverbial spot underneath a rock home, by now Hip-Hop enthusiasts should be familiar with the Virginia MC’s annual summation of the year’s most relevant cultural occurrences.
Three well respected, veteran MCs in the game–Detroit’s Royce Da 5’9″, VA’s Skillz & the Bronx’s Diamond D–connect for a song called “One For The Money.” Spry horns get chopped and laid over some sharp drums for the assembled rappers to get busy to. The D-Squared beat is cool and all, but we’d be lying if we […]
Established in 1996 by Bryan Brater and Jarret Meyer, Rawkus Records was once the prime outlet for underground Hip-Hop during a time when shiny suits, jewelry and large marketing budgets ran rampant in the music biz. No shots, of course. Many of your favorite rapper’s favorite rappers jumpstarted their careers with Rawkus. Besides a steady […]
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