Video: Skillz, Questlove & J.Period Square Off in Hip-Hop 'Beef'
What started as a simple bet turned into “beef” last week - and comedy this week - with the release of Skillz’ “The Last Laugh (J.Period Didn’t Do It! Remix),” the hilarious account of an unpaid $10,000 bet between Roots’ drummer Questlove and ghostwriter extraordinaire, Skillz. Released on September 28 on Skillz, J.Period & Jazzy Jeff’s new Infamous Quotes mixtape, “The Last Laugh (J.Period Didn’t Do It! Remix)” hit blogs Tuesday, prompting a series of sharp responses and subsequent rumors – via twitter, text and blog – causing some to wonder if the escalating “beef” was real. Blasting headlines like “Skillz Declares Rap War on Roots’ Drummer Questlove,” “Questlove Sues Skillz for Slander Over New Diss Record,” J.Period fanned the flames via Twitter, provoking a sparring session between Skillz & Questlove throughout the day on Thursday, October 7. By day’s end, it was even announced that the conflict – like most hip hop squabbles – would require immediate intervention by hip hop’s master mediator, the Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan - read the headlines at: http://www.jperiod.com/skillz - but to no avail. Earlier today, J.Period put the rumors to rest, announcing that he would finally squash the “beef” and present Questlove with a peace offering as a sign of good faith: an olive branch that he hand-delivered to Questo on the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Pure comedy. Makes us miss the days when hip hop was still fun!