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 him widespread attention, he’s still searching for a record that will help him break out of that box in the national consciousness, a search that continues today with new single Call Me Crazy. Behind the boards R. Baker and Dustin “Duece” Scott lay down a bouncing, echoing and strings-hemmed beat that Skillz uses to speak slick rhymes to a particular, currently taken girl: “Let you in on some things you should know / like your beauty grows / you look better than you did ten minutes ago.” I don’t know if his romantic efforts will succeed, but having the consummately smooth Raheem DeVaughn throw down a hook definitely won’t hurt. (Note to self: hire an elite r&b singer to help me pick up women.) Will his forthcoming, aptly-titled album, The World Needs More Skillz, be the work that finally takes Skillz to the next level? We’ll find out October 12.
Written by Nathan S. on 09/6/10
Big Kiidz/eOne Music
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Don't Act ft. Freeway" (2007)
You Might Like...
Member Reviews and Ratings
- Cam’ron - 1st of the Month Vol. 3 EP
- Best/Worst of the Week: Andre 3000 All Day, Queen Bey Reigns & More
- Draft Day: What Label Should Your Favorite Rapper Sign To?
- DJ Blaze - Blazing Cuts (August 2014)
- Kev Decor - Swamp Ass
- “Views from All Day”: Drake, Kanye & The State of Hip-Hop Leaks
- Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography
- Drake vs. Lil Wayne - The Hits
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
- Even More Porn Stars in Music Videos (NSFW)