Friday, January 28, 2011

KYD Manifest

This Saturday in NY 10, Guguletu KYD manifests the best ever to rep the Native Yard from the streets of gugs, countrywide and abroad doing what they do best! Chronic Clan and Driemanskap, who you're probably familiar with by now have got together with KYDealers to bring you this event at a park in NY 10 tomorrow. Kritz Ye Spaza, your host has been called up to MC the event. The weather has been more than charitable out in the Cape, so this promises to be a great day out in the Park. Get ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You gotta make it out there to see how it goes down in the hood. What Up Township! Ill Skillz will start the day out in Eerste River, Khayelitsha then Guguletu for this block party. We doing this 3 Townships Tour tomorrow...and def looking forward to another dope day in the ghetto, with fam and friends. Look out for Don Reality a.k.a Teba Shumba, Black Dillinger, Crosby and all the other champions set to bless the party.

What Up Township!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Meet Pac Division.

I'm feeling these cats right now... since i'm inclined to a group set-up, I thought maybe ya'll should get to know about another young group doin' it big, and still understand that hip-hop groups are still viable in this time and age.

Ladies and gents meet Pacific Division, residing all the way in L.A.

Ill-Literate-Skill 2009 Interview

I googled, and look what I found.

I remember slightly doing this interview back in 09, while we working on a Ill Skillz Exclusives/ Head Honcho Showcase at a venue called Cybar in Cape Town. It even slipped my mind that we recorded the song playing on the background which features Nonku Phiri.

Here's a piece of a throwback.

How You Like This Ha???...

Lord! Lord! Lord! I gotta blow-up....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Back ii The Streets

Intro: Malcolm X

Hook: Back To The Streets/ What up township/ we need to start a military/

Verse 1: Jimmy Flexx

Back in the parish of dirt bellies, murder rates, alcohol & drug abuse, shoot-to-kill cops, entrepreneurs, fast living & corner chillin villains looking to rob/ social deviants believe only what's real where they are/ my reality 360 degrees, universal/ systematic oppression by the federal stakeholders, slave owners of the new world, The Take-Over, shape shifters shifty, back at the ranch shit is gritty/ dirty money moving in circles even within the churches, liberation struggle heroes found greed is the new purpose/ party politics & bickering, sickening to the stomach like how these rappers is garbage, somebody take 'em to college. Yeah! or better yet give 'em a job and please bring me black bag i'm tippin trash cans you in a danger zone dead man.
And I'm Flexx man!

Hook: Back To The Streets/ What up township/ we need to start a military/

Tommy Jinxx

Waddup Bitches, niggas, hustlers, killers,… Haven’t heard a hit since thriller/ Live in my hood where they wanna coup d'éta Zille/ Ciphers, zols puff-n-passin bumpin Fela/ Italiano label head-to-toe call me "Speedans!"/ Aim is to celebrate, finger on a trigger/ This is the anthem, bang your damn handguns/ Daughters fakin kidnaps hustling poppa for ransoms/ Take it back to the essence, Radios Wack FM (f-em)/ Lance Stehr bonkers on a track we ghetto ruff’em/ We watchin artists starving like orphans/ Tommy’s marchin forth with Flight Jordans/ Game’s frontliners, cypher freestylers/ Vega-graduated Ogilvy MD she likes Us/ Who dumb enough to doubt Ill Skillz killin boom-bap/ Who knew that whites called blacks Snoobabs (backwards read as… Baboons).

Back II The Streets by J.Flexx

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Friday, January 14, 2011

... we had an Ill Skillin Week!

Waddup Township! Wassup World! We’d like to welcome everybody to a brand new decade, a new year and so on. We’ve conquered 2010, now bring on 2011- its about to be another great year for Ill Skillz, don’t say we didn’t warn you about that # YearOfTheIllSkillionaires.

But before we go way ahead of ourselves- coz that’s what happens when you stay Ill Skillin, getting live, buzzay and totally berserk all day and everyday- While we enjoyed our rise to prominence throughout the previous year, it was only right and natural that we wrap-it-off in a significant way. Through everything we had gained from the warm reception, the support and many other opportunities, we reckon that a lot of credit should go to our supporters and all-else had fit in the right place by ensuring a schedule of gig appearances by yours truly, Ill-Literate-Skill, during the last week of 2010.

Geez, a lot has happened though but as far as I can remember correctly, on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) we were invited to perform at the Party People show hosted by the illustrious DJ Kenzhero, normally taking place every last Friday of the month. It was great evening where you had a chance to see a line-up of Cape Town artists including us, 5th Floor, Mingus, ETC Crew, Souljahz Pros, killin’it on one stage. See pics below to see what you might’ve missed out on if you weren’t there lol.

Tommy Jinxx comin at Y.O.U.

ETC Crew, J. Filter on the beatbox.

See dat?? Yeeaah! Moving right along, the one which was highly-anticipated by the entire city of Cape Town along with some visitors who dominantly came from JHB, was the Head Honcho 2ndBirthday Celebration which took place on the 28 Dec at a very classy venue in Cape Town called Chevelle. OMG! What an epic night too, at the end of the night I solely dubbed a phrase which says- ‘Hip-Hop Is Beautiful’. It wasn’t your typical kinda event where you would find alota purists hip-hop fans, but considering that you came across a line-up including Ill-Literate-Skill, AKA and Khuli Chana, you know it was supposed to go down riiiight?! For a festive season night it was definitely the place to be, with party DJs on board such as the likes of DJ PH, Lloyd, Lulo Café, Switch, Naves… just to name a few.

Anyways nuff said, check the pics below to see how it went down, but before signing off this paragraph we’d like to congratulate Head Honcho Clothing Label’s success and achievements. We literally came up in the game together and we’ve witness their growth which eventually turned into a knack of dominance. Lets keep it moving family!

Yep! Great week indeed. Back into our own territory, our in-house events operation, Ill Skillz Exclusives was the last gig left to finish-off the marathon. We booked Zula Bar on the 30 Dec to host it and to showcase our incredible live performance we’re well-known for. Also thanks to our guests who joined us that night namely, DJ Raiko, Emcee Camo (5th Floor), Mingus (Writers Block) and also ETC Crew… good lookin fam.

So till next time, now that you’ve gained insight on how we live in the scene, I’m sure you’re already on your toes to attend our forthcoming show. Until then, Peace Township! Wishing ya’ll all the best and have an Ill Skillin year.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Black Dillinger - From A Place

Big tingz agwan in Gugs, Driemanskap just dropped "Sphum'eGugs" feat. Kanyi & Macho a few weeks ago. Now one of the Native Yard's very own Champions, Black Dillinger brings this fire to let you know what time it is. This ryddim called "From A Place" speaks of some of the blessings and injustices here in Africa, aluta continua, ghetto youth struggle in a prosperous land..."Ethiopia re-live i swear" seeeeeeeeeen.

Inspiring to see shit like this, come out of a city with no music industry or artist support. Especially for the man of hue. Expect to see more of Black Dillinger, the brother has been pushing this ting for a long time... ghetto youth recognise 2011 and beyond even.

Big up to Dillinger for dis one. Gugulethu big up yourselves, from CPT to Addis Ababa and overwaters. The stars are aligned, Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!