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Hip-Hop Rap

Skewby – Wishful Thinking

The hip-hop world is in a frenzy over Kendrick Lamar’s surprise industry challenge (Royce’s tweet says it all), but I’ve honestly been listening to Skewby‘s latest release Wishful Thinking more over the past day or so. The Memphis, TN rapper came out of nowhere this week with a thoughtful 8 track set. Laid back cut […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: Into Narkness ft KiD CuDi, Hit-Boy, Skewby, Drake & more

Nostalgia, a word my wife can’t stand for some reason and the way I’ll always feel about ‘90’s and early ‘00’s hip-hop. If bling, soul samples, No Limit and bass from an 808 make you yearn for days of old, you will enjoy this mixtape. Newcomer Mayalino must have called in a major favor because […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

Skewby – Go Figure & EP

I don’t normally check NPR for hip-hop, but that might change soon. As part of NPR’s All Songs Considered SXSW preview Ann Powers came through with a surprise hip-hop gem amid a show full of rock joints. Her selection was Memphis rhymer Skewby and his soulful musings on “Go Figure”, a cut with a jazz-influenced-backing […]