With the release of DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide To Success documentary on the horizon, Skyzoo and Torae team up as the collective known as The Barrel Brothers. The first single from the film features the two spitting back and forth with no leash or limit in sight. Listen for yourself up top.
DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide To Success documentary drops May 22nd.
New Zealand producer P-Money is ready to get things moving for his forthcoming album later this year with a track with two very familiar artists. “Welcome To America” is an example of what you can hear from the artist’s latest work, along with the showcasing of acclaimed lyricists Skyzoo and Havoc for the special occasion. If you’re interested in hearing more of his respectful sound, Money’s upcoming album Gratitude will be released on May 21st via Duck Down Music.
OS REWIND: Skyzoo – Ticker Tape Parade
OS REWIND: The Purist – Cold Hearts (feat. Big Twins, Havoc & Sean Price) [Music Video]
For the fourth and final installment of his weekly Band Practice series, Skyzoo drops yet another freestyle over the basis of the recently adapted jazz production. “Ticker Tape Parade” may be the perfect way to end his bunch of consistent releases by simply smoothing down the wheels of motion. The offering was provided in honor of his The Writings Of Skyzoo concert coming to an end this week, which boasted an impressive seven piece band on stage.
Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo returns for yet another track as part of his weekly Band Practice series. As suggested by the name of the series, his latest offering “Floor Seats With Young” continues his use of jazz elements to his advantage, executed superbly over a three-minute period. The freestyle acts as part three of his recent releases and boasts the qualities of his 7-piece band, who will join him for an upcoming show at MIST Harlem on February 19th.
Carrying on with his Band Practice series, Skyzoo drops a four-minute freestyle over production from the timeless sound of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. “Grew Up On Kool Aid” acts as part two of his weekly releases, with the Brooklyn MC showing exactly what he’s capable of over a three-minute duration. Skyzoo takes us back to the younger days with playful wordplay centered around everyone’s favorite beverage, not to mention the delightful band that is in good company.
OS REWIND: Skyzoo – Band Practice Pt. 1 (Phone Calls)
OS REWIND: Skyzoo – Spike Lee Was My Hero (feat. Talib Kweli) [Music Video]
As part of his Live Jazz concert experience, ‘The Writings of Skyzoo,’ Skyzoo will be releasing a song over a Jazz composition every Tuesday. “Band Practice”, which the series has been named, will bring a smooth flows to our Tuesday nights.
With Skyzoo breaking no sweat flowing over such a smooth beat, you won’t find anything much more relaxing on this day then his songs. Fans & newcomers will be glued back next Tuesday with part 2 of the jazzy series.
Thurz, Los and Skyzoo give us “The Sparks” as they all link up for the first leak from the Stankonia Sessions: A3C Edition 2012. Listen as all three artists give us a lyrical assault and show you how to make sparks on their rhymes with this nice laid back beat sampling Röyksopp “Sparks.” This shit jamming right here.
Produced by The Flush Music.
Brooklyn MC, Skyzoo is the next artist to grace the mic on BET’s “The Backroom” freestyle series.
OS REWIND: Macklemore – The Backroom Freestyle
The official “Jansport Strings” remix featuring none other than Chi-Ali. The recent freed legend link with Sky for the remix to the song themed around his influence on Sky’s early days as an aspiring emcee. Its only right that he jumped on the remix honoring his legacy.
You can pre-order Skyzoo’s new album A Dream Deferred now on iTunes.
OS REWIND: Skyzoo – Give It Up (feat. DJ Prince) (Produced by !llmind)
OS REWIND: Word To Langston: The Making Of Skyzoo’s “A Dream Deferred” [Video]
Album: A Dream Deferred
Label: The Faculty / Duck Down Music Inc
With the highly anticipated sophomore album A Dream Deferred on the way, Skyzoo unleashes his new single “Give It Up” featuring DJ Prince, produced by !llmind. The single, which mashes vintage dirty hip hop drums and 808s with dubstep grime, is a staple of !llmind’s new signature “boom-trap” sound, which can most recently be found via his production on “The Morning” by Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music off of the Cruel Summer album. Topped with Sky’s signature “slick talk” lyricism, the song is a subwoofer’s dream come true.
A Dream Deferred is set to drop on October 2nd.
OS REWIND: Skyzoo – Jansport Strings [Music Video]
Talib Kweli’s Attack The Block mixtape will serve as the appetizer for his upcoming Prisoner Of Conscious album, but it almost looks like a full meal was served. With features including Black Thought, Styles P, Ab-Soul, Ryan Leslie, Mac Miller, Maino, Planet Asia and more —what does he have on deck for the album with a lineup like this already?
Tracklisting and link after the jump.
Producer: 9th Wonder
Album: A Dream Deferred
Label: The Faculty / Duck Down Music Inc
Lead single off Skyzoo’s upcoming album A Dream Deferred out on October 2nd.
“The idea behind Jansport Strings is not based on it being literal, but more so in the figurative sense. As a kid in NY, the strings on your Jansport bag were a sign of power and presence. Kids would steal the strings off of each other’s bags and burn the tips to prevent getting robbed of them once they got them. The song is a 3 minute auto-bio of me as a kid in Brooklyn and seeing more than my friends and I had bargained for. In essence, my Jansport strings tied it all together, seeing what we all saw and what it made us. The ending is a clip from Video Music Box, the legendary NYC video show run by DJ Ralph McDaniels. This episode in particular was the debut of Chi-Ali’s ‘Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number’. Seeing that video that day on this episode of VMB made me start rhyming. This clip was literally the moment that changed my life.” -Skyzoo
Another pretty good week for videos, one that might have given us the Halloween video of the year in January. Some known artists made our list this week, and some not so known acts. Hopefully we put you on to some music you haven’t heard before.
If you slept on anything this week, let us keep you up on game.
Here is the remix of Ryshon Jones “everFor” from his The Lower I Fall The Higher I Aim mixtape. Skyzoo was such a fan of Ryshon’s work after hearing it, that he decided to collaborate with the Philadelphia native on one of the tracks from the project. He will be dropping The Philadelphia Experiment October 4th. So soulful.
King Mez might be going under the radar, but he’s from a class of spitters that have been bred out of North Carolina. Much like those that came before him, he brings his skills to the forefront on wax and relies on his hunger to carry him to the next level.
This is a preview of his upcoming album dropping this Fall featuring Skyzoo.