Wiz Khalifa

“Do It Big” – Review Of Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/01/the-cool-kids-x-stalley-we-can-do-it-big-video"> As late career renaissances go, Ski Beatz’ has to be one of the most unexpected. Nevertheless, the man behind “Dead Presidents” rise from the ashes has nothing to do with luck, but rather an ability to consistently craft pristine tracks for young MCs like Curren$y and Jay Electronica. Having gotten his mojo back, Beatz steps out of the background and into the spotlight with his own album, 24 Hour Karate School. The result is easily one of best exhibitions of the year. Over a fast moving twelve tracks, Beatz establishes himself as a master of many styles, adept at transitioning between different sounds. The mournful horns of opener “<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/ski-beatz-feat-curreny-smoke-dza-nothin-but-us-video">Nothing But Us</a>” bleed beautifully into the rough dissonance of “Go,” as Ski Beatz enlists the odd combination of Jim Jones and Curren$y to give the album some guttural flavor.

Wiz Khalifa

24 Hour Karate School Is Eleven Songs Deep

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<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hour-Karate-School-Ski-Beatz/dp/B003Y7PM3G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1283177275&sr=1-1"> The level of anticipation for Ski's 24 Hour School has wavered from a butterflies-in-stomach effect to "believe it when I see it," but as of right now, all skeptics should bow to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ski-beatz">the sensei</a> because September 21st is the day the dojo will be opened.

Smoke DZA

Ski Beatz Feat. Curren$y & Smoke Dza – “Nothin But Us” Video

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You better have some lungs on you if you plan on smoking with Spitta and DZA.

Ski Beatz

Ski Beatz Feat. Mos Def – “Cream Of The Planet” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/ski-beatz-feat-mos-def-cream-of-the-planet-video"> Pretty Flaco, Ski and the full-sounding Spanish horns all mesh really well together on this latest from <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/24-hour-karate-school">24 Hour Karate School</a>, entitled "Cream Of The Planet.

Wiz Khalifa

Curren$y Feat. Wiz Khalifa – “Scaling The Building”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/rick-ross-feat-currensy-and-wiz-khalifa-super-high-remix"> Who said excessive weed smoking brings on bouts of laziness? Apparently <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/currensy">Spitta</a> & <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/wiz-khalifa">Wiz</a> didn't get the memo because their ambitions are as high as their lifestyle when it comes to stacking cheese.

Ski Beatz

Ski Beatz Feat. Rugz D. Bewler – “Super Bad” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/where-is-24-hour-karate-school"> While the admissions office at <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ski-beatz">Ski's</a> 24 Hour Karate School continues to d.

VIDEOS

Where Is 24 Hour Karate School?

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The double-edged sword called hype.

The HRSMN

Ras Kass Kicks It In Karate School

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If you want to see a professional at work, take a peek into a Ras Kass recording session, as one quarter of The HRSMN invades Ski Beatz' Big-Apple-based 24 Hour Karate School to lay down a vicious verse for "I [...].

Whosane

Ski Beatz Feat. Mos Def & Whosane – “Taxi”

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I'm starting to realize that "New York rap" could make a return to relevance without relying on overt gimmicks and arrogant loudmouths, constantly proclaiming the city's rebound.

Stalley

Ski Beatz Feat. Stalley – “S.T.A.L.L.E.Y” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ski-beatz">Ski Beatz</a> behind the boards.

The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids X Stalley – “We Can Do It Big” Video

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"Cousin, If you dig it like we dig it/dug it, if it's outta power than plug it/put it on your laptop/drag it, then dub it/burn a CD, that's puttin' niggas up on it.


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