Live from Hollygrove

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The southern gangsta sound of Skip's debut album LIVE FROM HOLLYGROVE is full of laid-back, funky grooves and confidently delivered rhymes about the thug life. This combination is hardly a new paradigm, but as he shows throughout this disc, Skip has the sound down cold. Though he portrays himself as the hardest gangsta on the block, detailing the violence and crime in which he immerses himself, Skip is no jar-headed thug. Its cold, hard cash that he's really after, as he declares "I heard rap pays so now I'm pursuin' that," and rhapsodizes about the more high-tech tools of his trade, such as "laptops, two-way pagers." As LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD makes clear, Skip is a gangsta who knows how the game works and how to play it.

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