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Episode 31 Full Episode: Mad Skillz Artist, Song Writer, and DJ on the Randy Wilson Podcast

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Published on 14 Mar 2020 / In Indie Music Tips

Richmond, Virginia rapper, Skillz, is the hip hop head’s hip hop head. He's the guy who spun on cardboard as a kid, sprayed graffiti, and deejayed by connecting his mother’s turntables together. Never in a million years would he think that years later he would become an in-demand songwriter, producer, artist & deejay. 2019 proved to be a memorable year for Mad Skillz in the DJ sphere. On February 13, 2019, Richmond, VA Mayor Levar Stoney proclaimed it "Mad Skillz Day" saying "Mad Skillz is credited for putting Virginia on the hip hop map as he was the first artist to break out nationally from the state" he continued the proclamation, "Mad Skillz has been a positive influence on our city and has paved the way for younger generations to pursue they dreams of working in the music industry." Mad Skillz went on his first tour as a DJ with Lekeli47 playing dates not only domestically but also internationally. 2019 also marked the 17th annual release of his renowned and highly anticipated "Rap Up". 2020 has started off with Mad Skillz beginning his second semester as an Artist in Residence at the University of Richmond where he co-teaches "Voice of Hip Hop in America". Whether you find Mad Skillz behind the turntables or mic, in front of a camera or classroom full of students, this is one experience you won't soon forget.

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