Mad Skillz On Ghostwriting, “Rap Up,” DMX, “Hip Hop Confessions,” His Career & More | Drink Champs

N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN are the #DrinkChamps. In this episode, we chop it up with the one and only #MadSkillz.

Coming from Virginia, Mad Skillz is one of hip hop’s most respected MCs. A ghostwriter for some of your favorite artists, he is most notably known for his annual “Rap Up” series, and the web series turned podcast “Hip Hop Confessions.”

Skillz shares stories of being discovered by Q-Tip, working on his demo w/ DJ Clark Kent and signing with Timbaland.

As a true lyricist, Skillz breaks down why artists like Nas, JAY-Z and Eminem are superior in comparison to others!

This episode is filled with lots of great stories that you don’t want to miss!

Scram Jones also joins the conversation!

Lord Rakim Radio Show 37 is here!

Bringing in the new year with new tunes!!

Lord Rakim Radio Show #37 – Jan 2022

01 – Es – Not That Serious
02 – Ras Kass, Yukmouth, Swifty McVay & MRK SX – Chop (feat. Nature)
03 – Canibus – Travis Scott Concert feat. Born Sun
04 – Reel Wolf ft Ill Bill , K-Rino & Chino XL – Kingslayer
05 – Rome Streetz & Ransom – Pray For The Weak feat. The Game
06 – Cesar Commanche & Poe Mack – Hourglass
07 – Agallah – Never feat. Caviar Dreams
08 – Billy Danze – Gotham City (Alonzo Fibonacci Remix) feat. Method Man
09 – Planet Asia – Spin The Block (Remix) feat. AA Rashid & Flashius Clayton
10 – KXNG Crooked – French Connection feat. LA The Darkman, Tristate & Bronze Nazareth
11 – Wais P – Captain Phillips feat. Ras Kass
12 – Joell Ortiz – Masked Up



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Lil’ Fame (of M.O.P.) – Mixtape (feat. O.C., Busta Rhymes, Cormega, Papoose, Conway, Styles P…) – YouTube


  1. Billy Danze & TooBusy – The Beginning (Interlude) (feat. Lil Fame & M.O.P.) 0:00
  2. O.C. & Lil’ Fame – Jugganots 0:22
  3. Marco Polo – Fame For President (feat. Lil Fame) 3:57
  4. Lil Fame – Center Stage (feat. Sean Price) 6:43
  5. Cormega – III (feat. Lil Fame & Baby Pun) 9:04
  6. Marco Polo & Torae – Smoke (feat. Lil Fame & Rock of Heltah Skeltah) 12:57
  7. Dom Dirtee – Kill Switch (feat. Lil Fame & Teflon) 16:47
  8. Termanology – Watch How It Go Down (Remix feat. Papoose & Lil Fame) 19:18
  9. Oddisee – World Ward IV (feat. Saigon & Lil Fame) 22:34
  10. Freeway & Statik Selektah – From the Street (feat. Lil Fame & Termanology) 25:54
  11. Styles P – What They Say (feat. Marco Polo, Kardinal Offishall & Lil Fame) 29:34
  12. Planit Hank – Finish Him (feat. Styles P, Conway & Lil Fame) (Marco Polo Remix) 33:30
  13. Apathy – P.S.E. (feat. Styles P & Lil Fame) 37:21
  14. Fizzyology – Play Dirty (feat. Busta Rhymes & Styles P) 40:58
  15. Lil Fame & Termanology – Its Easy 45:04
  16. Onyx – Run Down On Em (feat. SickFlo, Lil Fame & Smoothe Da Hustler) 47:44
  17. Marco Polo – Stand Up (Remix) (feat. Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame, Adrian Younge & The Delfonics) 51:44
  18. Fizzyology – Thuggathon 55:21
  19. J-Love – NY Barbarians (feat. Sean Price & Lil Fame) 57:47
  20. Pharoahe Monch & Lil Fame – 24 Hours 1:00:25
Lil’ Fame (of M.O.P.) – Mixtape (feat. O.C., Busta Rhymes, Cormega, Papoose, Conway, Styles P…) – YouTube


Wu-Tang VS A Tribe Called Quest : A Clan Called Wu – Enter The Marauders [SHORT VERSION] by djfilthyrich


I’m diggin this blend tape!

November 9, 1993 will forever go down as one of the greatest days in hip hop history. Two of the genre’s most revered albums dropped on the same day: Wu-Tang Clan’s debut ‘Enter The 36 Chambers’, & A Tribe Called Quest’s third LP ‘Midnight Marauders’. I remember riding my bike to the mall, with money I had earned from my after-school job. I had anticipated this day for awhile, and saved up in advance to pick up both CD’s (at that age $40 felt like $500). For the months that followed, both albums fought for playing time on my single-disc CD player. One moment, I was transported to the boulevard of Linden, and the next to the rugged streets of Shaolin. Those albums stayed in my rotation forever (literally).

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Album Reviews Four | EP #268 feat Blueprint & Illogic – YouTube

LOL man they went hard on Nas & Common’s latest projects….

It’s been almost a year since we’ve done an album reviews episode, so we decided to bring it back. This week we’re reviewing albums from Kanye, Curly Castro, Common, Nas, and Cesar Comanche & Poe Mack.

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Upon Further REVUE: Positive K – I Got A Man – YouTube

I only roast the ones I love. And I used to love this damn song. I didn’t realize how creepy it was at the time though so I’m partially blaming some of my trash youth ways on this bop (yea, I know. I’m fulla shxt!). This jawn is the anthem of all dudes who holla at gas stations. It’s also the anthem for all men that say, “What? You can’t have a friend?” (Has that line ever worked?)

Upon Further REVUE: Positive K – I Got A Man – YouTube