Jason “Jaskizzal” Skinner is an independent hip-hop artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Coming form a place most known for artists such as The Clipse (Pusha T and Malice), and Superproducers Pharrell Williams and Timbaland, he has built a strong buzz and become known as one of the best artists in the state. Son of a minister, the late Rev. John Skinner, and locally known gospel songstress the late Brenda Gaitlin, he was introduced to music at a young age, singing and playing drums in the church. He was also influenced by early legends such as Big Daddy Kane and Rakim to more recent stars like Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Nas, Mase and Eminem.
Jaskizzal began writing his own rhymes and performing in 2002. In 2007, he gained notoriety after two consecutive wins at the Rock The Mic open mic competition. After signing with local powerhouse Hood Platinum Entertainment in 2008, Jaskizzal become a major fixture in Virginia’s hip-hop scene, opening up and sharing the stage with some of Hip Hop’s biggest stars, including Common, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Styles P, Twista and Scarface.
Jaskizzal is a co-founder of the Virginia hip hop collective, “The Dirtyworkas,” which has, since its inception in 2004, become one of the strongest hip hop groups in Virginia. Jaskizzal also received two Blendzville Awards for Perfomer of the Year (2007) and Hip Hop Heavyweight of the Year (2008). In 2019 Jaskizzal also started using his musical abilities in the battle realms. He had his first battle with Atlys dagod in Nov. 2019 and continued with 2 more battles in 2020 with Yung Riddick and Jay Breed. Jaskizzal continues to build his buzz and deliver electrifying stage performances across the state of Virginia as well as Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, Delaware and Georgia. He is currently working on several projects and business ventures, to include a documentary, tour and new album, entitled “The Greatest Show on Stage” in 2021.
• Soundcloud: Soundcloud.com/jaskizzal
• Twitter: @Jaskizzal757
• Instagram: @iamskizzal
• 2004 – The 1st of Many
• 2005 – Best Kept Secret
• 2006 – Secret’s Out
• 2008 – Greatness Begins
• 2009 – History in the Making
• 2011 – Back to Work
• 2015 – Success
• 2012 – Dirtyworka Radio Vol. 1: The Introduction (The Dirtyworkas)