Best Of 2011

HARDEST-WORKING MAN IN TAMPA BAY HIP-HOP: Infinite Skillz

You can’t go three blocks in St. Pete without being handed a flyer for the next Homegrown Hip Hop show (the annual showcase that Infinite Skillz promotes and organizes). If you’re a fan on Facebook, you will be asked for your opinion about his new demo or mixtape. Don’t want to go to the ticket outlet? Too lazy to order online? Not to worry, Skillz will come to your home or place of work to deliver tickets to the show — simply hit him up on Twitter when he’s making his “rounds.” He does jingles, theme songs and parties, and is a staple at festivals like Antiwarpt or on the sidewalk at Record Store Day. There is no person on the scene who grinds harder or more often than Infinite Skillz. We’re still trying to figure out what makes him tick, because watching him is making us really tired.