Episode five of SKEE Live was jam packed full of exclusive content and performances from legendary Bay Area rapper Too $hort and Riff Raff. The evening was kicked off with a live performance from Too $hort at L.A. Live’s Congra Room with “Money On The Floor” and his classic hit “Blow The Whistle.”
Next, viewers at home were introduced to Sam Spiegel for this week’s “In The Lab.” The Music producer who’s collaborated in the past with the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kanye west, M.I.A. and more, explains how he got his big break after collaborating with rapper Fat Lip. Speigel also opens up on what he hopes to accomplish and music and shares his what inspires him.
DJ Skee finally got the opportunity to have a one-on-one with Too $hort where the rapper touched on his love for Hip Hop, his motivation for creating, his roots in production and much more. $hort also speaks on Lady Gaga’s comment at the VMA’s where she recently revealed to the world that the two have a collaborative song releasing soon. Speaking candidly, Too $hort addresses his caught on tape run-in with the law, the evolution of West Coast Hip Hop and takes the time to answer random questions from viewers at home via Twitter.
For “Up Close,” the segment featured a heartfelt and serious one-on-one with Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamal Charles. The NFL star reflects on his humble beginnings, his work ethic and shares some of his achievements which made his dream of being drafted eventually a reality. Charles speaks on the transition of his skills throughout his career and talks coming back from a potential career ending knee injury.
Asher Roth gave the world a taste of his new single “Apples & Bananas” off his recently released The Greenhouse Effect Vol. 2 mixtape. In the spirit of keeping things simple, Asher delivers a short visual for the song’s first verse equipped with fruit costume wearing backup dancers. Next up, Riff Raff joined DJ Skee in the studio for an interview where he reassures fans his new album is coming, promises collaborative material with Drake will eventually surface and reveals his goal is to land a spot on a tour with Justin Bieber. Riff Raff also partakes in a round of random Twitter questions .
This week’s “Spotlight” segment featured the Punk Rock percussion band Street Drums Corps. The band give insight behind their unique approach to their music and shares how they formed early on. DJ Skee also hooked up one lucky viewer with a signed NFL jersey from Jamal Charles and took the time to question MTV’s music credibility before wrapping up the show. Skee elaborated on the cable channel’s departure from music and points out they no longer contribute to the music industry. Ironically, their biggest event of the year (VMA’s) revolves around issuing awards for video’s they don’t even showcase from artists who never get any support.
Riff Raff closes out another groundbreaking episode with an energy packed performance of “Raiders vs. Hawks” and his new DJ Mustard produced smash “How To Be A Man.” Be sure to tune into SKEE Live every Tuesday at 10 p.m. (EST) and 7 p.m. (PST) only on AXS TV.