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South African Hip-Hop Duo Ill Skillz' 'To The Beat Ya'll'

Watch the video for South African hip-hop duo Ill Skillz' new track "To The Beat Ya'll"


It's been a minute since we've gotten a look at South African hip-hop outlet Ill Skillz. The dudes are back with the video from their latest release "To The Beat Ya'll," which pairs their golden-era deliveries and boom-bap productions with visuals that represent Jimmy Flexx and Uno July's upbringing in the Gugulethu township. "It's quite reflective and captures a nostalgic essence, you pretty much get an idea of our upbringing in Gugulethu," explains July. Peep the video for the Common-sampling track below and keep an eye out for their upcoming album Notes From The Native Yard.

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During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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