New Skillz Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Skillz - 2014 [Stream]

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... Read More


Skillz - Bring the Sparklers Out [Stream]

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... Read More


Coalmine Records ft. Royce da 5’9”, Skillz & Diamond D - One for the Money [Stream]

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... Read More


Skillz - With You [Stream]

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... Read More


Skillz - 2011 Rap Up [Stream]

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... Read More


Skillz ft. Joe Tann - Love’n Hip Hop [Stream & Download]

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... Read More


Skillz - 2010 Rap Up [Stream]

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... Read More


Skillz ft. Raheem DeVaughn - Call Me Crazy [Stream]

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... Read More


Phil Adé ft. Skillz - OMG [Premiere] [Stream]

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... Read More


Skillz - 2009 Wrap Up [Stream]

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... Read More


Skillz - Up All Night [Stream]

Insomnia’s a pain in the ass. Believe me, I know. I’ve been up way too many times watching ridiculous infomercials until the late a.m. (Snuggies? Come on, America, we’re better than that.). But while I was... Read More


Skillz ft. Colin Munroe - Baby Phat ‘09 [Stream]

Though much has been made of America’s fixation on slimness, nine out of ten rappers will tell you that a high-quality woman looks even better with a little extra quantity—as De La Soul put it, “...there’s... Read More


Fusion Unltd. ft. Little Brother, Nickelus F., Hall Of Fame & Skillz - The Sun [Stream]

DJ/producer Fusion Unltd. has lent his production talents to everyone from mainstream heavy-hitters like G-Unit and Musiq Soulchild to DJBooth favorite Skillz, and with the early-‘09 release of the Cold Fusion LP... Read More


Skillz - Rap-Up ‘08 [Stream]

As 2009 begins, many are re-capping the notable events of ‘08, but no one does it better than the man who has made it a tradition since 2002 – that’s right, the one and only Skillz is back to give his Rap Up... Read More


Jazmine Sullivan ft. Skillz - Bust Your Windows (Remix) [Stream]

When Jazmine Sullivan decided to christen her debut album Fearless, it was perhaps the most fitting name she could have chosen.  After all, several of the 21-year-old Philly native’s songs cover topics that the... Read More


Skillz - For Real (He Don’t Own Me) [Stream]

Over a bouncy, handclap-riddled track, Virginia millionaire Skillz, returns with a new single from his third studio album The Million Dollar Backpack. Bink! does his thing on the production tip crafting a hip-shaking beat... Read More


Skillz - Million Dollar Backpack [Album]

Skillz’ professional troubles began on the fateful day of February 13, 1996. Leading up to the release of his debut album, From Where???, all signs pointed to his success. The starry-eyed emcee had placed second in a... Read Full Review


Tum Tum ft. Skillz - Dallas Girls [Stream]

Not heard from nationally since the release of last year’s debut, Eat or Get Ate, rapper Tony “Tum Tum” Richardson is back on the scene. To kick off the buzz for his forthcoming sophomore project, No Struggle, No... Read More


Skillz Offers Up Sneak Peak of “Million Dollar Backpack” [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Veteran emcee Skillz is gearing up for the release of his new album, "Million Dollar Backpack," on July 22. Before it hits store shelves and online retailers, however, the Virginia native has decided to give... Read More


Skillz ft. Common & Talib Kweli - So Far So Good (Remix) [Stream]

In a May interview with DJBooth, rapper Skillz explained the reasoning behind the creation of his current single, So Far So Good.  “Hip hop is an art form, it’s a culture, and it doesn’t have to be good to any of... Read More


Koch Set To Release Skillz’ “Million Dollar Backpack” on July 8 [Feature ]

New York, NY -- KOCH Records announces the release of Million Dollar Backpack, the new album by renowned Virginia lyricist Skillz on July 8th, 2008.Million Dollar Backpack is Skillz’ first new album of all new material... Read More


Skillz - Sick (The Sequel) [Stream]

Over the years, rappers have boasted about their style by describing it as “hot,” “fly” or one of many other adjectives.  However, if you asked Virginia veteran Skillz about the one word that best describes his... Read More


Skillz ft. Common - So Far So Good [Stream]

When a rapper does a song that sounds like a complaint, readers comment “stop bitchin!”  Similarly, when a rapper does a song about a worn-out or clichéd topic, like money, cars, jewels, women, blow, etc…, readers... Read More


Skillz ft. Pimp C - Get Off The Boo Boo [Stream]

Several months before his untimely passing, rapper Pimp C conducted an interview with an Atlanta radio station regarding his comments in an edition of Ozone magazine.  During the call, the outspoken Chad Butler made a... Read More


Skillz - Crazy World [Stream]

There are an abundance of occurrences that take place in the world every day that just can’t be explained.  In fact, hip-hop’s social commentator, Skillz (best known for his yearly Rap-Up series), will be the... Read More


Skillz - 07 Rap Up (Rose Version) [Stream]

Since 2002, it seems that no year is complete without Virginia-native Skillz’ “rap-up” of everything and anything that went down the previous 12 months.  Straight from Koch Records we present the 2007... Read More


Skillz Ft. Freeway - Don’t Act [Stream]

There was no need to drop the “Mad” from his name because no one comes harder with the lyrics and punch lines than Skillz, and he does nothing but shine, with The Roc’s Freeway, on his new joint Don’t Act.  These... Read More