Rapper Skillz has addressed fans and artists alike upset at him for not releasing his annual “Rap-Up” record highlighting the biggest moments of the year.
Writing via his Twitter page, Skillz explained the delay and admitted being shocked by the amount of people upset about its release.
“@50cent send me ya email so we can tho the 2010 Rap Up on thisis50.com,” Skillz tweeted on New Year’s Eve.
“Wait??? Yall really mad??”
“Yall funny. The reason you don’t have the song is becuz its not mixed yet.”
“I wdve gave it to u 2nite,,,but I had a show in philly. & u NEW FOOL if u thot I wd miss a show 2 go mix a song dat u don’t even pay 4..FOH” (Skillz’s Twitter)
New York rapper N.O.R.E. also publicly questioned Skillz’s delay.
“Were mad skillzz wrap up song at?,” N.O. tweeted yesterday.
“@SkillzVa the year is never over until u wrap up the year wit the song my bro I’m waiting!!! Look forward to it every year!!!” (N.O.R.E.’s Twitter)
Last October, Skillz told SOHH he planned to add Kat Stacks to the “Rap-Up.”
“She’s definitely going to be in the ‘Rap-Up,'” Skillz promised SOHH. “I’m not sure how many bars she’s gonna get, she’s definitely going to be in there. It’s just, I caught onto it late because I don’t really pay attention to that kind of sh*t. I hit up some of the hip-hop blogs for the music so the gossip sh*t I rarely get into, but once it bleeds over, I might backtrack. She’s definitely going to be in there but it’s just odd to me because we all play a big part in it because we made it important. It’s like for Kat Stacks, it’s f*cked up because she’s important but if a plane hit a building tomorrow, Kat Stacks wouldn’t be that important.” (SOHH)
After Skillz dropped “Rap-Up 2009″, he explained his dedication to releasing the annual single for nearly a decade.
“As long as people want me to do it, I’mma do it,” Skillz revealed to radio host Jenny Boom Boom. “[I began] the 15th of the month. I usually start right after Thanksgiving but like I said, I went out of the country, I was out of the country for a while and you know, I was just trying to get my thoughts together and when I came home, I was just formulating how it was gonna go and when I was gonna leak it. I was in the UK, me and Jazzy Jeff…You can get [the song] on iTunes, it should be available on iTunes — I appreciate the people that like the song. It’s a good song, it’s a funny song and I think it works so well because it’s actually what people are thinking, they’re just not used to hearing it how I say it.” (“Jenny Boom Boom”)
Check out “Rap-Up 09″ below: