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Infinite Skillz / Press

“Prior to the Clearwater Thresher’s game on Friday, July 17, rapper Infinite Skillz worked the crowd like a seasoned pro, sitting for interviews, posing for photos with fans and generally impressing anyone who was unfamiliar with the St. Petersburg based artist.”

“Lots of Tampa Bay Rays fans are familiar with Writt’s work even if they don’t know the name Infinite Skillz. Two years ago, he recorded a song and for the team called Rays Up that has been played in the stadium and used as a team slogan. “It’s an honor to have your music played in an MLB stadium,” Infinite said. “There are established rappers that can’t say that.” Hustling is all he knows, which is why Rays Up spurred him to take classes for a certification in marketing he’ll finish this spring.”

“The beats seems to complement Skillz’ flow so well; maybe it’s the other way around? Who knows… Either way, it’s great to stream an album that has what you might call ‘bangers’ without the usual catchy, nonsensical topicality.”

“His unique brand of intellectual rhymes has helped him share the stage with some of the biggest names in hip hop.”

“One obvious plus to Infinite's mixtape is that his ability to create hooks makes the songs catchy and memorable. Many times artists get caught up in the verses and forget the importance of a hook. This artist doesn't make that mistake and weaves both rap and vocal hooks that complement each track.”

“Infinite Skillz has a great ear for production that fits his vocal talents and is able to deftly move between social issues, having a good time and personal reflection. This album provided the foundation that has grown into a southeast Hip-Hop industry.”

“Infinite Skillz was named the 2012 best local hip hop act by the readers of Tampa Bay Creative Loafing but even that lofty distinction hasn’t led to complacency. He’s already working on extending his reach even further with his A2BAY movement. A2BAY, which stands for Atlanta to Tampa Bay, is Infinite’s brilliant plan to connect the two Hip Hop hotbeds by more than just I-75. Talented independent artists from both cities link up to do shows in both regions to give fans something they might not otherwise even know existed.”

“Infinite Skillz spends his non-work hours running around Tampa Bay emceeing events, performing shows, selling merchandise and pushing his music through every channel that will sell it. The hustle is strong in this one.”

“The success of Infinite Skillz’ recently completed fifth annual Homegrown Hip Hop show has certainly not slowed his grind. When not on stage delivering energetic, authentic lyrics you can actually understand live or in the studio working on tracks for his Late To The Party album due out later this year, you can find him promoting all over the Tampa Bay area. His brand of Hip Hop where he “brings a message to the party and some fun to the thinkers” has gotten him placements on ESPN programming and made him a favorite of the Tampa Bay Rays and Cigar City Brewing.”

““Black Burban” might be my new anthem, but I’ve been vibing since the intro without hesitation.”

“If one thing that could be said about him as an artist throughout this mixtape; it's that his ability to mold himself around beats makes him versatile enough to survive the changing trends.”

“Local emcee and hip hop artist Infinite Skillz has a thing for cider and beer. He loves it so much, he wrote a song about it. The new video "Started Sipping Cider" from Infinite Skillz chronicles his journey beginning with Woodchuck Amber cider and Strongbow to a full on crush with craft brews.”

“CL Best of the Bay-winning "Hardest-Working Man in Tampa Bay Hip Hop," clever word player and headband gamer himself, Infinite Skillz, stages this party to promote the release of his new You're All Invited mixtape; $5 admission includes a copy and performances by other quality names in the local indie hip hop scene.”

“Everyone’s path from their first drink as a teen to the alcohol connoisseur they are today is different. Most of us aren’t capable of detailing that journey with a rap song like Infinite Skillz though. “Started Sipping Cider” tells Infinite Skillz’ tale of growth from a baby drinking Woodchuck to a guy who spurns macros breweries like Coors for delicious craft beer.”

“We've known about this for months, but mum was the word. However, Wednesday night, cat was let out of bag. Or maybe that should be two of the coolest cats I know got let out of the bag. Infinite Skillz, who has been doing our Friday Night Rewind theme song since the show's inception back in 2006 as well as a host of other terrific stuff, and Armwood All-American safety Leon McQuay teamed up for a song that Under Armour and ESPN are using to promote the upcoming UA All-Star game at Tropicana Field Jan. 4. That's the unmistakable vocal stylings of Skillz in this video clip from ESPN last night, over a beat laid down by McQuay III. And props to ESPN's Corey Long for putting the two together.”

“Infinite Skillz -- a.k.a. Jeremy Writt -- lives in St. Pete, but he also heads up the Northern Virginia crew B.A.S.E. Inc. His solo stuff is deeply funky with a serious old-school influence. And he cares about the scene -- in the past, he's blogged about hip-hop for Creative Loafing, and last year he organized a "Homegrown Hip-Hop" show at the State Theatre with artists like Laws. This year, Homegrown Hip-Hop is back. Artists like BC, Waystid Talent, Unstoppable Force, Hard White, Miss Maggie and of course Infinite Skillz will be on hand for the show, scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at the State Theatre in St. Pete.”

“The AntiWarpt Festival went off without a hitch, featuring the best in locally and regionally grown indie music that ranged from Hip Hop to Experimental Noise. Antiwarpt had the feel of a giant block party or big jam session, given the small-town flavor of St. Petersburg's downtown. Bands such as Jane Jane Pollock and Tampa-Bay based MC Infinite Skillz held equal weight with listeners regardless of genre.”

“Every so often there comes an artist who projects a very sociable personality that is both authoritative and friendly. Infinite Skillz is one of those types of artists, and he accurately titled his mixtape, "You're All Invited." From the beginning of the mixtape, the energy is unmistakable. "Break It Down" is the perfect wake up track and his delivery definitely fits the mold of the production. ”

“You can’t go three blocks in St. Pete without being handed a flyer for the next Homegrown Hip Hop show (the annual showcase that Infinite Skillz promotes and organizes). If you’re a fan on Facebook, you will be asked for your opinion about his new demo or mixtape. Don’t want to go to the ticket outlet? Too lazy to order online? Not to worry, Skillz will come to your home or place of work to deliver tickets to the show — simply hit him up on Twitter when he’s making his “rounds.” He does jingles, theme songs and parties, and is a staple at festivals like Antiwarpt or on the sidewalk at Record Store Day. There is no person on the scene who grinds harder or more often than Infinite Skillz. We’re still trying to figure out what makes him tick, because watching him is making us really tired.”

“Though this album is several years old, it still sounds fresh and vibrant.”

“And if you dig the intro music, it's from Paper Chase, an original by Infinite Skillz (aka Times Correspondent Jeremy Writt, who you might have seen at this game last night.) and Slimer. Click his link to find more of his sweet stylings.”

“One of the most difficult things about going to music festivals is trying to figure out which bands you want to go see. A quick glance at lineup sheets presents nothing but good (and not so good) band names that may or may not be attached to reputations for putting on an awesome live show. Sometimes you wish there was some kind of mixtape that would allow you to preview tracks from many of the artists well before the actual fest happened. Well today you’re in some kind of luck since the good boys and girls that are putting on the 2nd annual Antiwarpt Music Festival have slapped together a nice little compilation of cuts from a few Antiwarpt artists. The comp doesn’t include songs from all of the nearly 50 announced acts, but there are cuts from The Semis, Infinite Skillz, Kaleigh Baker, Florida Night Heat, Alias Punch, Sleepy Vikings, Jane Jane Pollock, and Set and Setting.”

“Infinite Skillz believes the fifth element of hip hop is the "entrepreneurial spirit," but as an artist, he quickly learned there's a catch-22 when it comes to booking gigs. "You can't prove to a bar or club or coffeehouse that you can bring people there until they give you an opportunity, but they won't give you an opportunity until you show them you'll bring people in," he said. So with that in mind, the St. Pete resident conceived Homegrown Hip Hop. The annual concert featuring a jammed lineup of Tampa Bay rappers went off for the third time this past summer at The Local 662 in St. Pete. With attendance steadily rising each year, Skillz sees it as a way for local talent to pool their smaller fan bases and lay the foundations for a Bay area hip hop culture. "Hip hop is about connecting with people, and the best way to connect is a live show," he said. "So I'm proud that we're giving that opportunity to these artists."”

“The Tampa Bay Dream Team will hold the second annual Homegrown Hip Hop show at the State Theatre on June 18, 2010. TBDT continues to make good on its pledge to help support the local music scene. Homegrown Hip Hop 2 comes just one month after the Dream Team's involvement in Jannus Live's multi-genre Marmalade Music Series. "I'm an emcee so Hip Hop is my main focus and first love when it comes to music," said Infinite Skillz. "This show is like my first born and I just want to do whatever I can to make it successful." Part of that effort includes an increased focus on showcasing artists from both sides of the bay. In addition to St. Pete heavyweights like Hard White and Infinite's B.A.S.E. Inc group, BC, Presto, and Waystid Talent will ensure that Tampa will be well represented.”

“Daddy Kool Records will host an event celebrating National Record Store day on Saturday. The event at 538 Central Ave. will kick off at noon and will feature live performances from hip-hop act Infinite Skillz and an autograph signing at 3 p.m. with rock band Twiztid.”

“Infinite Skillz (a.k.a. Jeremy Writt) lives in St. Pete, but heads up the Northern Virginia crew Base Inc. His solo stuff is deeply funky with a serious old-school influence.”

“...The first installment...will be curated by the Southeast Music Alliance & feature performances by Magadog, The Semis, Daylight District, Tailgunner Joe & the Earls of Slander & newcomers Muphin Chuckrs. The event will be MC'd by Infinite Skillz.”

“Best Of The Bay Reader Pick Best Local Hip Hop Act Infinite Skillz”

“Infinite Skillz, by the way, was voted Creative Loafing's Best Of The Bay choice (picked by readers) for Best Local Hip Hop Act this year, and will play a 8 p.m. show at The Orpheum the night of the UA game, so get over there after watching the football game, which kicks off at 5.”