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“The video, directed by Anthony Sylvester, was shot throughout Bed Stuy, Brooklyn NY. The theme was to show the parallels between me as a 9-year old aspiring emcee and me now as an accomplished emcee and artist, and how the things around me that groomed me haven’t changed. The song is a 3-minute auto-bio of me as a kid in Brooklyn. 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 classic ‘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. And the Chi-Ali tee shirt is pretty amazing. They’ll be on sale soon. Enjoy…” -Skyzoo
In an rather coincidental sort of timing, Chi-Ali was recently released from prison & Special Ed posted a photo of the two together. So indeed one time for Chi-Ali coming home as well. Check out Special Ed’s quote & the photo after the jump. Skyzoo’s upcoming album ‘A Dream Deferred’ out Oct. 2nd on The Faculty/Duck Down Music Inc.
Respect to Skyzoo for the new video dopeness! “FGR” (First Generation Rich) is off Skyzoo’s forthcoming mixtape, “Theo VS JJ (Dreams vs. Reality).” You can cop your own download of the mixtape (including this “FGR” joint) via iTunes. Nice. So nice! Here’s what Skyzoo had to say about it:
‘The idea for “FGR” came from me watching an Oprah Winfrey special on the Miami Heat’s recent title win; she asked Dwyane Wade about his life now, as opposed to when he was a kid in Chicago. He went on to talk about being the first one in his family to have any type of ‘real money.’ In doing so, he used a slogan: “First Generation Rich.”‘
DOWNLOAD: SKYZOO – THEO VS JJ (DREAMS VS REALITY)
Skyzoo has released the first single, “Jansport Strings” (produced by 9th Wonder) to appear on his sophomore album, “A Dream Deferred” (out October 2, 2012). Skyzoo mentioned the label deal he inked with Duck Down Music when he last appeared on the Beatz & Lyrics Show with JayForce. Accordingly, the album will be released under the new imprint created from that deal, The Faculty Inc. “A Dream Deferred” will have features from Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Raheem DeVaughn, Freeway, and more with production from 9th Wonder, and more. Shout to Shamz at OkayPlayer for the scoop on this one. Y’all enjoy this new Skyzoo! Keep reading for special commentary on “Jansport Strings” from Skyzoo himself.
Skyzoo stops by Atlanta’s premier hip hop radio show, Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce, & chops it up about his early career, being influenced by Biggie who lived on his block growing up, the new album “A Dream Deferred” due in September, & not over compromising his style, sound, or image just to further his career. As always the TheNewContent was there to document what went down in the studio…..
Shout out to Skyzoo for stopping by our radio show before hopping back on the road to head down to SXSW in Austin Texas. His “TeamSkyzoo” squad is working overtime with this new video shot down at SXSW for “Rap Like Me” off of his “The Great Debater” mixtape that’s out now. The track was produced by Eric G. while the video was directed by Cam Kirk
DOWNLOAD: SKYZOO – THE GREAT DEBATER (MIXTAPE)
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Fresh off of his critically acclaimed mixtape “The Great Debater,” Skyzoo celebrates 2/14/2012 with a song strictly for his female audience. After success with numerous “for the ladies” jams such as “Easy To Fly,” “#AllAboutThat”, and “Expensive Habits,” Sky has whipped up “#Anxious” for Valentine’s Day 2012. The track features vocals by Cali’s own Kay Cola (Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, etc) and produced by Christian Rich (N.E.R.D., Pusha T., GLC, etc). When you download the track for you will receive the “I Heart Skyzoo” tee shirt the model is wearing on the cover. (I’d bet $100 that I know who that model is with those lips & by the way she’s filing out the T-shirt. Hahaa). Quantities are limited (only 100), and once they are gone they are gone for good!
This is easily one of my favorite songs from Skyzoo’s “The Great Debater” project. “Written In The Drums” produced by Swiff D was one of the key tracks that I spun on the radio show regularly when the Great Debater project dropped. This new video directed by @Pacool breathes new life into the project for those that need to still go cop that joint.
This track comes from the NBA2k12 soundtrack. The game dropped Tuesday and is pretty cool even with the lockout issues. Duck Down All-Stars 2 “Shout The Winners Out” by duckdown
DUCKDOWN ALLSTARS 2 – SHOUT THE WINNERS OUT (CLEAN)
The A3C organizers put together a compilation album featuring some of the artist performing this weekend at the A3C festival here in Atlanta October 6-8th. Here are a few leaks from the project.
Freddie Gibbs – ‘Executive Decision’ (Ft. El Prez)
9th Wonder – ‘Jamla Coming At You’ (Ft Thee Tom Hardy, Rhapsody, & Skyzoo)
Saigon – ‘I Know Now’
New mixtape from Peter Rosenberg. Feature’s Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, Raekwon, Kaimbr, Skyzoo, Danny Brown, Torae, Smif-n-Wessun, & many others. Rosenberg has a nice catalog of projects and this one definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Heading out to NY where the Jets and G-men reside we got a new video from Brooklyn native PH and his homage to his home featuring some of BK’s dopest spitters.
Mike Beatz & Adonis are a duo that I’m just getting up on but they released a free download of their project Boom Bap that has a very impressive line up. The project features, Sha Stimuli, Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Royce Da 5’9, Reks, Termanology, AZ, and Wrekonize. I’m about to go through this thing heavy, the first 2 tracks are official. Check out the video for the 2nd track on the project and then D/L it HERE.
Jamla artist Skyzoo fresh of the release of his mixtape The Great Debator stopped by Tony Touch’s show and dropped some bars and explained how he writes his music.
Skyzoo’s latest offering. We dropped a few of the leaks and here is the full project. Listened to it yesterday and its dope. There are some really incredible beats from 9th Wonder, The Neptunes, Oh No, and The Best Kept Secret.
DOWNLOAD: SKYZOO – THE GREAT DEBATOR (MIXTAPE)
The Making of The Great Debater after the jump
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Last year during A3C in Atlanta we teamed with Unique Squaredto put together Beatz and Lyrics 2 Go our official A3C mixtape. Now Unique Squared is back with a new mixtape this time linking with Quality Control and SXSW. The tape has some bangers on it too. Features from Artifacts, Skyzoo, King Mez, 4ize, Al Gator, God’s illa, and many more. Production from Jake one, Apollo Brown, House Shoes, Von Pea and others.
DOWNLOAD: UNIQUE SQUARED x QUALITY CONTROL: THE OFFICIAL SXSW MIXTAPE (DIRTY VERSION) | CLEAN & RADION VERSIONS FOR DJS
Props to our people at Unique Squared for putting this video together and recording this track at SXSW. Their SXSW Mixtape is coming out soon. From what I heard its gots some bangers.