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Music June, 22 2008

Skillz Million Dollar Backpack

Famed for ghost writing and the year end rap up (and, also allegedly working as a parking attendant in Richmond), Skillz has a firm place in hip-hop culture. His latest release, via Koch, is Million Dollar Backpack Bdue July 22. The cover art has something vaguely Kanye/Lupe about it. First, the color scheme… a bit Lupe. Second, Skillz stance and backpack reminds of the Louis Vuitton Don’s “College Dropout Mixtape” look. Beyond, it appears a mic, a map of I-95 and (oddly) a pair of Spizikes are central to Skillz mindset. More like the contents of a $1,000 backpack, but given Skillz track record, one can assume the material on the record will be more inspired. If not, hopefully Shaq will resume their battle. 
Skillz Million Dollar Backpack

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