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Skiff - Hard to Tell

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  • Artist: Skiff
  • Track: Hard To Tell
  • Producer: Brownz Beats
  • Album: No Healthcare in Hip Hop

Skiff'll rock well, it ain't Hard to Tell. Basing a record around Nasir Jones's immortal boast is a bold move, but the San Francisco up-and-comer easily justifies the sample selection on this freshly-minted mixtape single, delivering some of his most sophisticated bars to date. Over Brownz Beatz's dreamy, melodic boom-bap grooves, Skiff flexes his lyrical muscles in verses packed with alliteration and internal rhyme. Underlying his verbal pyrotechnics is an firm allegiance to the old-school, as he makes clear on the back: “By myself, turn the music up, I'm catchin' the vibe / Thinkin' the legends from the past—what if we kept 'em alive?No Healthcare in Hip Hop has yet to be assigned a title or drop date, but those feeling this single can look forward to the release of its official visuals next week.

Update: Skiff's JR Saint-directed Hard To Tell visuals have been added.

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