November 17th, 2016
HIS NEW ALBUM REASONABLY ILL ARRIVES DECEMBER 1, 2016 AND FEATURES REWORKS OF CLASSIC JAY Z AND NAS
Nas once made a statement that “Hip Hop Is Dead”. Well a Virginia MC is definitely keeping it alive, taking inspiration from Nas’ debut album, the well known, well loved, “Illmatic”. Making the concept even better, Ski also takes inspiration from none other than the New York MC that Nas exchanged a few diss records with, like “Ether” for example. Yes, he also uses Jay Z’s debut album, “Reasonable Doubt” to form “Reasonably ILL”. With a powerful message like Nas, and the brutal story telling ability of Jay, “Reasonably ILL” is sure to be…well, reasonably ill at the least.
Check out Ski’s press release for “Reasonably ILL” below.
Hailing from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Ski is taking the motif of the tribute album into a new direction, using a combination of Nas’ 1994 debut Illmatic and Jay Z’s 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt as the blueprint for Reasonably ILL. Calling himself the “street educator,” Ski premiered the album’s first single “Status” with Team BackPack, and today he drops visuals for “The World Is Mine.”
Animated by Brittney Renee, the video is inspired by Madvillain’s “All Caps” while the song recreates Nas’s “The World Is Yours” for a new generation, with references to Scarface and the underlying message that the world is, in fact, for young people’s taking.
Watch Ski’s “World Is Mine” video (produced by Jahb less) at Doggie Diamonds TV: https://www.youtube.com/shared
Private stream of Ski’s forthcoming album, Reasonably ILL: https://soundcloud.com/skicoba
Listen to Ski’s “Status” (produced by Chaz Miller) at Team BackPack: http://www.teambackpack.net/sk
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