We hope you didn’t buy that “I wrote ‘Whip My Hair’” yang Soulja Boy was talking yesterday. Because this is the only rapper not named Will Smith who had anything to do with Willow Smith’s hit record.
In case you didn’t know, Skillz, the rapper who’s been entertaining us with his end of the year “Rap-Ups” since 2002, is also one of the most successful and most sought out ghostwriters in Hip-Hop. And Big Willy only wants the best for his baby girl.
BET.com: What else are you working on?
Skillz: I put an album out. “The World Needs More Skillz” came out October 27. We’re about to shoot the second video for that. I got a Travis Barker remix, the cut that I’m about to release, I got a couple of new videos. I did this movie last year. Me and Jazzy Jeff are collaborating on an album this year. I’m still hosting parties, working on songs. We’re working on some stuff for Willow Smith’s album.
BET.com: How did that come about?
Skillz: I mean, you know, I worked with her dad [Will Smith] on a few projects before so you know I have a relationship with him. It was just a natural progression like they’re doing music so, you know, that door’s always open. I’d be crazy not to try to walk through it, so we’re working on some stuff. Her Roc Nation debut will be out probably next year.
BET.com: What’s it like writing from the perspective of a 10-year-old girl?
Skillz: I mean, I can write for anybody. It’s just stepping outside of yourself, looking at the market and realize on what’s missing and try to fill that void. We all throw darts, sometimes they stick, sometimes they don’t. But, you know, you keep going.
SMH at Soulja Boy tryna get shyne off a ten-year-old and another man’s hard work.