Dave Alvin King of California A poor 19th century guy from east of the Ohio river promises his love that he will return and marry her after he makes his fortune in the California gold rush. That didn't work out too well for him, but it probably woudn't have been a great song if it had. This rootsy acoustic song from beautifully conjures up the era and the spirit of "Go west young man. Out in California she's takin' off her tight red skirt The mountains out the window - they're a woman lyin' on a bed The mountains here are shaped like a woman lying naked on a bed She may be out in California, but I can't get her out of my head Out in California
Early life[ edit ] Skillz was born June 2, in DetroitMichiganand after spending his early childhood in Fayetteville, North Carolina he then moved to Richmond, Virginia at a young age. He credits Run DMC for getting him involved in hip hop as a child. He fell in love with the culture and immediately began to practice all four elements religiously.
Career[ edit ] He first made a name for himself by finishing in second place Losing to MC Supernatural in a national freestyle competition, which eventually resulted in a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
At this time he went by the stage name Mad Skillz rather than just Skillz. Mad Skillz' Atlantic debut album, From Where??? The album's title was a reference to the regionalism in hip-hop, and at the time the state of Virginia did not have a large hip-hop scene.
In the lates more of a Virginia scene emerged, and he allied himself with fellow Virginia natives Missy ElliottTimbalandand The Neptunes. He made appearances on Timbaland's albums Tim's Bio inand Indecent Proposal in ; Timbaland made plans to sign Skillz to the Blackhand label he was developing; however, this label failed to materialize.
In Skillz was known for his tell all single "Ghostwriter". Within this single, he names but his label edited out artists for which he has written hit singles. Unedited versions of the track have not surfaced, but Skillz is known to do a live performance in which he includes the names.
In one live performance he mentions P. One artist who openly admits Skillz has written hits for him is P. The single was released in the UK in Skillz's latest album was released Dec.
He said he has no plans to return to rapping after releasing that project. He is also the founder of the supergroup, Supafriendz V. Playaz, with TimbalandMagooN. He has recently gone back to his original moniker Mad Skillz and has returned to producing and deejaying.
In November it was announced that Skillz would be an artist-in-residence at the University of Richmond starting in Januaryteaching a course on hip hop with Professor Erik Nielson.Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out cast listing.
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Skillz was born June 2, in Detroit, Michigan, and after spending his early childhood in Fayetteville, North Carolina he then moved to Richmond, Virginia at a young age. He credits Run DMC for getting him involved in hip hop as a child.
He fell in love with the culture and immediately began to practice all four elements religiously.
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