Somewhere on the outskirts of New York a hip-hop moment twenty years in the making is about to commence. It’s the kind of frosty, January night that inspired the uncompromising verses and beats that defined an era: “Escuchela La ciudad respirando….” In one part of town a leader of hip-hop’s new school, 9th Wonder, is holding a […]

In this exclusive interview with TheUrbandaily, producer Ski Beatz talks about his latest project 24 Hour Karate School 2, working with Dame Dash‘s son and what he thinks of Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne album. Ski was one of Jigga Man’s first producers, providing the beats to “In My Life Time,” “Feelin It”, “Politics […]

Talib Kweli’s latest video “Cold Rain” premiered on MTV2 and the clip draws visual inspiration from Denzel Washington’s movie, The Book of Eli. The song is produced by Ski Beatz and will appear on his upcoming album Gutter Rainbows. At the end is a sneak peek of “Uh Oh” featuring Jean Grae. You can hear […]

There is so much music that comes out per year that it’s almost impossible to keep track. While we’ve been chiming in on some releases that most folks at least heard about I think there are some CDs that tragically went unnoticed in 2010.

When news that someone is remixing national treasures like the Miles Davis catalog, we automatically get skeptical. Even if it’s someone like Ski Beatz behind it.

As the first installment of our “Smirnoff Inspire series”, producer Ski Beatz talks about his mentor DJ Clark Kent and the man who showed him how to make beats, The Rhythm Fanatic.

Ski Beatz’ upcoming release 24 Hr. Karate School has been seen many release dates come and go. Originally it was going to be a free mixtape, but it’s believed that the producer’s album will be released on the newly relaunched Roc-A-Fella records in September. Check out the video for the song “Cream Of The Planet” […]

Ski Beatz has been behind the boards of some of your favorite hip-hop records.