Freestyle 101: Sav Killz


Posted May 6, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

Freestyle 101: Sav Killz »

Up and coming Brooklyn rapper Sav Killz is making a lot of noise on the East Coast hip hop scene and for good reason. The dude has skills, personality, presence and dope lyrics. He also has the backing J-Ronin, a hot mixtape DJ who has been guiding his career and overseeing his mixtapes. Their recent collaboration, Success is Inevitable, is part of J-Ronin’s All Elements series and is a banger and finds him teaming with heavyweights such as Sean Price, Teflon and Smif-n-Wessun. You can head to Youtube and watch the video for "Champion Rap" with Planet Asia or hit him on MySpace to score his Determination Thru Time mixtape to get an overview of his past work.

He honed his skills among the Wu Tang Clan, Sunz of Man and Brooklyn Zu having spent many a night rhyming in 36 Chambers studio and Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn which was run by Clan elder Popa Wu. Sav also performed at many open mic events, where he gained a rap as one of the illest in the scene. Since then he has shared the stage with the likes of Killah Priest, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Shabazz the Disciple, Cormega, Slum Village, AZ, The Beatnuts, M.O.P., Jeru the Damaja, Saigon and more.

So Freestyle 101 was stoked to get Sav in the booth (thanks J-Ronin!) at Play Studios in New York to spit some street rhymes and chat about the current underground scene in New York. Bustin’ hard over a sick R.N.S. beat, Sav proved why he is one of the hottest out there right now, no doubt.

Webby Award winning (yes, you read that right! Thanks everybody!) Freestyle 101 goes up at 9 a.m. PST (that’s noon over on the east) every Tuesday. Next week we bring you Mobb Deep affiliate Big Noyd, followed by Ali Vegas, the Smooth da Hustler/Trigger da Gambler/DV Alias Kryst reunion , Lil’ Fame of M.O.P., Immortal Technique, Kool Keith and many more. Make sure to dig our behind the scenes photos, visit us on MySpace and rant in our Forums. And if you dig Sav Killz watch more Freestyle 101s with other New York rappers, such as Fat Joe, Sheek Louch, Papoose, Cormega and Prodigy.

Freestyle 101: Sav Killz


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