Hip Hop Wiki
Ski Beatz
Ski Beatz.jpg

Birth name

David Willis

Also known as

Ski, M.C. Willski


Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.


Hip hop


Record producer, rapper

Years active




Associated acts

The Bizzie Boyz, Camp Lo, Curren$y, Jay Z, Original Flavor, Pacewon, Sporty Thievz

David Willis, known professionally as Ski Beatz and formerly Ski, is an American record producer and rapper from Greensboro, North Carolina. Ski made his debut under the stage name M.C. Willski as a member of The Bizzie Boyz, releasing five singles and the 1990 album Droppin' It. In the early 1990s, Ski moved to New York and founded the group Original Flavor, with whom he released two studio albums and was managed by Damon Dash. Dash asked Ski to produce an upcoming rapper named Jay-Z, resulting in Ski producing four songs on Jay-Z's 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt

Ski provided production work on albums by Camp Lo, Bahamadia, Lil' Kim and Fat Joe during the late 1990s, as well as Jay Z's second album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. Ski worked with lesser-known artists during the 2000s. In 2010, he released his debut solo album 24 Hour Karate School, which was followed by the sequel 24 Hour Karate School Part II the same year. He released his third album, Twilight, in 2012. All three albums were released on Dash's DD172 label, which folded in 2012 and left Ski as a free agent. Ski has recently worked extensively with Curren$y, producing the majority of the rapper's Pilot Talk album trilogy.


  • 2010: 24 Hour Karate School
  • 2010: 24 Hour Karate School Part II
  • 2012: Twilight