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Skarr Akbar remembers Smash with video

May 30, 2013
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It’s now been three months since Baltimore rapper Terrel “Smash” Taylor” died of congestive heart failure, at the shockingly young age of 31. His immediately recognizable voice continues to ring out on 92Q on a near daily basis, while many of his peers in Baltimore hip-hop work to keep his memory alive, perhaps none...
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Skarr Akbar Finally Unveils His Beautiful Mind

September 30, 2011
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Skarr Akbar Finally Unveils His Beautiful Mind

It’s commonplace for unsigned rappers to keep throwing out free releases on the mixtape circuit for months or years while hyping up their eventual (and, they hope, major label) proper debut album. Baltimore’s Skarr Akbar is no exception, but he’s taken the practice to an unusual extreme, touting the forthcoming album Da Beautiful Mind...
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Video: Skarr Akbar Goes After Gotham in “Jackpot”

April 12, 2011
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Video: Skarr Akbar Goes After Gotham in “Jackpot”

Cinematic ambitions and movie homages are nothing new for hip-hop videos. And Skarr Akbar’s “Jackpot” isn’t even the first rap vid to take its inspiration from Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. But while the Baltimore rapper’s 6-minute “mini-movie” for the single off of last year’s The Pursuit of Happyness...
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Teop Gets A Little Help From His Friends: Teop, Comp, Mullyman, Skarr Akbar, Little Clayway, Huli Shallone, Heavy Gold, 1st Family, SL Danga, Al Great, Sonar, June 26

July 2, 2008
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Teop Gets A Little Help From His Friends: Teop, Comp, Mullyman, Skarr Akbar, Little Clayway, Huli Shallone, Heavy Gold, 1st Family, SL Danga, Al Great, Sonar, June 26

It only happens once or twice a year, but now and then it feels like the whole Baltimore hip-hop community converges together under one roof for a particular show, where damn near half of it is on the bill and much of the remainder is in the audience networking. Usually, the occasion is the...
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