Skillz - Best New Songs, Albums, & Features

Editor's Pick
skillz-2014
Artist: Skillz
Song: 2014
As he does every year around this time, veteran emcee Skillz raps up the year with his 2014 freestyle. Over the course of five minutes, the VA native touches on hip-hop high and lowlights, news stories, politics, sports and... More
Posted 4 months ago
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skillz-bring-the-sparklers-out
Artist: Skillz
It may seem premature to Bring the Sparklers Out when you’ve only just released the lead single off your next—and in this case, final—LP. On the other hand, f**k it; Skillz is back in the Booth and, if the Virginia... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
coalmine-records-one-for-the-money
Featuring: Royce Da 5'9" | Skillz
Coalmine Records may be in it for the currency but, as long as their paper chase leads them to keep churning out high-quality underground bangers like new single One for the Money, I have a feeling few heads will be... More
Posted 2 years ago
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skillz-with-you
Artist: Skillz
To paraphrase The Clipse, “Virginia is for lovers, but trust there’s hate here.” But while the Brothers Thornton were clearly discussing actions related to the cocaine trade, that doesn’t mean that the... More
Posted 3 years ago
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skillz-2011-rap-up
Artist: Skillz
It’s a new year and you know what that means: champagne hangovers, resolutions that won’t last through March and another addition to Skillz yearly Rap Up series. Two years ago the Virginia emcee was pondering retiring... More
Posted 3 years ago
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skillz-loven-hip-hop
Artist: Skillz
Yeah, this actually happened. Back in June, Weird Al Yankovic and The Roots did a live cover of Madvillain’s Accordion on the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and underground hip hop heads collectively lost their... More
Posted 3 years ago
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skillz-2010-rap-up
Artist: Skillz
First off, I just want to thank Skillz for taking 30 minutes out of what I’m sure was a hectic holiday schedule to even bless us with the 2010 Rap Up.  He let us know via Twitter that he wouldn’t be recording his... More
Posted 4 years ago
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skillz-call-me-crazy
Artist: Skillz
Featuring: Raheem DeVaughn
For Skillz, better known as the lyrically astute emcee whose Wrap Ups are an official part of the hip-hop calendar, being “the Wrap Up guy” has to feel like a double-edged sword. While the annual breakdowns have gained... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Premiere
phil-ade-omg
Artist: Phil Adé
Featuring: Skillz
I know what you’re thinking: “DMV phenom Phil Adé, jumping on the text-lingo bandwagon? What is this world coming to?! :-( :-( :-(“ Calm down, calm down - making its world premiere in the Booth, the exclusive... More
Posted about 5 years ago
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skillz-2009-wrap-up
Artist: Skillz
Since 2002 every New Year’s Eve for me has involved three things: the ball dropping in Times Square, consuming a regrettable amount of champagne, and listening to Skillz’ yearly wrap-up (he’s like the Dick Clark of... More
Posted 5 years ago
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