you heard Skillz
(Mad Skillz) was dropped from Rawkus Records, you were
the victim of a prank from Skillz himself. He played
the prank via his website, flavatown.com,
so his label could see firsthand his popularity. "They
gotta realize what they got," he told allhiphop.com.
"The internet is some powerful shit."
album boasts appearances from major VA artists like
The Neptunes, Timbaland and Missy, all of whom were
secured by Skillz himself he said. Also, associates
like Musiq Soulchild, Philly's Pretty Ugly, Hi-Tek,
Jazzy Jeff, The Supafriends and VA producers Notz and
Big Dog, lent a hand to Skillz.
Prior to the joke, he
said that certain fans were saying disparaging comments
about him through the site's message boards. "People
were breaking fool about how I used to be a dope emcee,
but (who was) now reduced to being Missy's hypeman,"
After the prank was in full swing, however, he says
the messages changed saying, "Oh my God, What are
we going to do?" Skillz says that he was pleased
with all of the concerned feedback he received from
the fans and industry friends alike. Hopefully, he said,
the concern with translate into sales for his album
set for release later this year on Rawkus Records. "I
got so much in the chamber," he said, "I will
be the hottest nigga on Rawkus."
"It's time to play
ball," he said.