Accurate Mad Skillz Lyrics
Skillz (formerly Mad Skillz, born Donnie Shaquan Lewis in Richmond, Virginia) is an hip hop artist known as a talented freestyle rapper. Skillz has not received widespread acclaim outside of the hip-hop community, but within it is considered one of its better performers.
He first made a name for himself by finishing in second place in a national freestyle competition in 1992, which resulted in a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Skillz' Atlantic debut, From Where???, and its single, "The Nod Factor", were released in 1996, but sank without a trace. In the late-1990s, he allied himself with fellow Virginia natives Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and The Neptunes. He made appearances on Timbaland's albums Tim's Bio in 1998, and Indecent Proposal in 2001; Timbaland made plans to sign Skillz to the Blackhand label he was developing but the label failed to materialize. He along with Danja Mowf, Lonnie B, and Patrice O'Neal, members of Mad Skillz' Supafriendz collective, also appeared on a remix of Aaliyah's hit single "Are You That Somebody" in 1998.
More recently (2000) Skillz is known for his tell all single "Ghostwriter". In which he names (but edits) artists for which he has written hit singles. Un-edited versions of the track have not surfaced but Skillz is known to do a live performance in which he includes the names. The video for one of these performances pops up on the internet every now and then. In one live performance he mentions P. Diddy, Foxy Brown, Mase, and Jermaine Dupri. One artist who openly admits Skillz has written hits for him is P. Diddy.
From 2002 through 2006 Skillz has done a year end "Rap-Up" song that encapsulates the events of the prior 12 months. Other rappers including Pack FM have done similar "rap up" songs since.
Skillz eventually got a deal with Rawkus Records, where he recorded his 2002 LP I Ain't Mad No More, the title of which commemorated the official change of his MC moniker from "Mad Skillz" to just "Skillz". The afore mentioned LP was never officially released in the U.S., however, during the Sprite Liquid Mix Tour in 2003 he sold some bootleg versions of this CD. The CD was re-packaged without several tracks as Confessions Of A Ghostwriter in 2005. He just released the 2006 version of the Rap Up.
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Skillz - Confessions of a Ghostwriter (2005)
Skillz - Miscellaneous
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