Hip hop skit

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A hip hop skit is a form of sketch comedy that appears on a hip hop album or mixtape, and is usually written and performed by the artists themselves. Skits can appear on albums or mixtapes as individual tracks, or at the beginning or end of a song. Some skits are part of concept albums and contribute to an album's concept. Skits also occasionally appear on albums of other genres.

The hip-hop skit was more or less pioneered by De La Soul and their producer Prince Paul who incorporated many skits on their 1989 debut album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Some skits by certain artists have the same theme throughout. For example, Eminem regularly has conversations with his manager Paul Rosenberg or plays the character Ken Kaniff. Hip hop and trip hop French producer Wax Tailor also uses skits on each album, mixing beats with 50's movies cuts.

External links[edit]

  • Wefunkradio.com - Show 217 : 2 hours of hip-hop skits, interludes, intros, and bonus beats.