Each and every year hip-hop can count on one of the more potent MC’s to deliver whenever his number is called.   The artist formerly known as “Mad” Skillz is dropping his yearly re-cap of the major events of “2014” in his rap-up”.   Take a listen below.   Like on Facebook!

For the last decade one of hip-hop’s finest, Skillz, has been recapping the year in music for our listening enjoyment. In 2013 the folks at ESPN tapped the talented lyricist to recap what was quite an eventful year filled with both tragedy and triumph. Skillz takes Michael Smith and Jemele Hill’s segment Numbers Never* Lie  and […]

Skillz is putting the exclamation point on his recording career and his last album (“Thoughts Become Things” available for download here) with the much anticipated “2012 Rap-Up.” Everything from Blue Ivy’s birth and Hurricane Sandy to  the Bus Driver uppercut and Wyclef half-naked on a motorcycle gets rolled up into this rap-up. This is cool […]

After sixteen years of outing rappers for their ghostwritten rhymes and encapsulating the year in his ingenius “Rap-Ups” V.A. MC Skillz is dropping his final album, “Thoughts Become Things.” Check out the couch-standing first single, “Bring The Sparklers Out” and the tracklist below. 1. Intro ( Hard To Be Me) 2. So High 3. Bring […]

One of the best New Year’s traditions in hip-hop continues as Skillz drops the rap-up of 2011. Everything from Schwarzenegger bangin his maid and Lil Wayne’s jeggings to Kardashian’s wedding and Occupy Wall Street get included in the recap. (props to Nahright) Available on iTunes. RELATED POSTS: Tupac Dedicated “Keep Your Head Up” To […]

Skillz presents: Hip-Hop Confessions ep. 9 — Ladies First from Visually Inklined on Vimeo. In his next episode of “True Hip-Hop Confessions” Skillz gets MC Lyte and Salt & Pepa to spill their guts on some back-in-the-day hip-hop trivia. MC Lyte confesses that the Porsche she sported on her album over was not hers, and […]

Lately the year doesn’t seem officially over until Skillz’ yearly “Rap-Up” properly summarizes the previous 365 days of foolishness. In this clip he explains how the first Rap-Up in 2002 came about and why it became so successful. “The reason that it was so popular is that they were feeling the same way I was […]

Skillz is on everyone’s mind now that we’ve hit 2011 and reminisced on 2010 via his yearly “Rap Up” song.

At long last Skillz makes good on dropping his annual “Rap-Up” for 2010. In true form he covers everything from the Earthquake in Haiti and Wiki Leaks to the infamous Kat Stacks and Antoine Dodson. The beat is a little more laid back than his past Rap-ups but it allows you to really absorb what […]

As years for music go 2010 ended up pretty damn good. I personally plunked down my hard earned money for at least ten CDs in this calendar year, partially out of a sense of obligation but mostly because there was that much good music out. Much of it flew below the radar but some of […]

Skillz will go down in history as the first rapper to hi-jack an entire television network and win. The veteran MC from Virginia released a “direct-to-web” version of BET’s popular rhyme “Cypher“replete with punchlines like “I’ll pull your card like Gambit/ Make it so easy a cave man can understand it…” The couplets were punctuated […]