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Mad Skillz retires from dropping end of the year “Rap up”

by | Dec 18, 2021 | Latest, Music News, New Music Alert | 0 comments

Exciting and entertaining has been a hobby and job for MAD SKILLZ, who doubles as a DJ and producer. 

Spanning for two decades and gaining popularity for end-of-year rap ups, the Virginia born MC has kept an entire generation entertained. According to Skillz,’ he began releasing the popular end-of-year “Rap Up” in 2002.’ 

Remaining the first-ever artist-in-residence at the University of Richmond, Mads killz adds to many other achievements. Taking to Twitter on Saturday (November 3), he announced he was calling it quits. 

Taking to his Twitter page, Skillz wrote,” Hope you enjoyed 20 years of raps ups bcuz come this time next year?” Exiting the entertainment industry came as a so his followers and fans. 

Living up to fans’ expectations, Skillz used to kill every end year with his rap up which was basically a summary of the year’s events and major happenings. 

Starting his rap up events, Skillz rapped over Common’s “Come Close” featuring Mary J. Blige. 

Performing during one of Rap up events, Skillz also joked about Christina Aguilera, Slick Rick, Suge Knight, Eminem, Justin Timberlake and the Clipse’s Grindin being the hardest records of the year. 

According to Mad skillz there gonna be no 2021 Rap Up from him. Celebrating his achievements, Skillz acknowledged being the most influential, imitated, concept rapper of all time 

Following Skillz decision to stop creating the end-of-year “Rap Up” tracks, fans have flooded the comments on his socials (Instagram and Twitter) where they expressed their disappointment and praises. During the start of this year, Uncle Murda started his own version of rap up and named it Drink Champs. 

Expressing his displeasure with the Uncle Murda event, Mad Skillz stated that Uncle Murda had not consulted nor credited him. 

Making reference to Uncle Murda Drink Champs event, one twitter user wrote “Damn was waiting for that Drink Champs mention and then I know we made it!” 

This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.  

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