Shaquan Lewis, also known as Mad Skillz, Ryan M.D. or Skillz, is an American rapper known for his acclaimed 1995 album From Where???, a reference to his origins in Virginia, not the stereotypical New York City or Los Angeles rapper, and he's also known for his yearly "Rap Ups", which he has done since 2002.
He is the creator of the web series "Hip Hop Confessions", a series of shows that gathers hip hop purists and hip hop lovers alike where they reveal something hip hop related that they have never told anyone. The show has featured Q-Tip, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kwamé and DJ Jazzy Jeff. It can be viewed at http://www.hiphopconfessions.com
He has performed and collaborated with The Roots, Nas Missy Elliott, Cee Lo Green ,Diddy,Raheem Devaughn, Musiq Souldchild, Pharell Williams,Bilal , Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Q-tip, Large Professor, Chris Brown,Freeway,Travis Barker, Jay-Z, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and DJ AM, among others. He is also the creator of The Rap Up series, a song that he releases at the end of every year that recaps the events of that year in song format.