Ski Beatz - 24 Hour Karate School Pt. II (Review)
With all of the hype about Watch the Throne, producer Ski Beatz just released a sick album completely under the radar. 24 Hour Karate School Part II has the same format as its predecessor, where Ski cooks up his typical brand of jazzy, underground hip-hop, then invites some of the game's fastest up-and-comers over to spit. It's good shit. If you remember from the last album, Ski had Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, and Stalley spit, all of whom had tremendous years so far. Ski has been in the game a long time and not only can he create great music, but he's also serving as a tastemaker to feature artists that he likes, that a lot of people haven't heard. 24 Hour Karate School part 1 had a few songs that were a little too out there for me, but Mr. Beatz' latest work is full of solid tracks with none that I want to skip over. Each track features beats that you can't hear anywhere else except from the man himself, and some of the hottest rappers killing it on each track. Highlights of mine are: [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/20792587"] Ski Beatz - Illegal (Ft. Freddie Gibbs) [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/20933303"] Ski Beatz - Moon Walkin' (Ft. STS) Ski Beatz is definitely a hidden gem in the hip-hop game and I highly recommend everyone go cop the album on itunes and follow the dude on Twitter to support.