From what we hear Skyzoo is getting back in his bag on this new album. It has been said this will be his best work yet. And that is saying a lot when you have projects like A Dream Deferred and The Great Debater on your discography. In Celebration of Us a classic line up of producers that include Illmind, Apollo Brown, Daringer, Marc Nfinit, Cardiak, Tuamie, Ave Prod., Seige Monstracity, and Arte Mitchell. Skyzoo is the only rapper featured on the project which is refreshing and allows him to tell his story his way.
“On this album, I wanted to tap into the present, more so than any other album of mine as far as full projects. Music of the times is the best way to describe it” Skyzoo stated. “From cultural appropriation and gentrification to police brutality and the irony of motives behind bigger motives, it’s an album that explores who we are and why we are where we are in society, as a people. What’s been done to us and what we’ve done to ourselves, mainly out of confused necessity, all while celebrating us in the process. I’m honored to be able to give my take on our story”.
To give you a taste of what is in store, the Brooklyn native dropped “Bakers Dozen,” featuring Raheem Devaughn and produced by Apollo Brown.
“On “Baker’s Dozen”, I wanted to explore the world I know, same as I always have throughout my career, but from the perspective of what once was, currently is, and probably will foreseeably be, by diving into what happens when things like gentrification take place in that world” Skyzoo commented to Complex. “The idea of desire and attainability, by all means; regardless of the changes around you. The muse for the record was D’Angelo’s ‘Devil’s Pie’, which prompted me to bring in my brothers Apollo Brown and Raheem Devaughn, whom I’ve frequently worked with in the past. The energy they brought to the record was flawless. Vision fulfilled indeed!”
In Celebration of Us featuring guest spots and production by Raheem Devaughn, !llmind, Apollo Brown and more hits stores and all streaming sites 2-2-18 via First Generation Rich/EMPIRE. Pre-orders are also now available as well. Pre-order Skyzoo’s In Celebration of Us at iTunes and receive “Bakers Dozen” as an instant-grat track: https://bit.ly/InCelebrationOfUs
Tracklisting For Skyzoo’s ‘In Celebration of Us’:
1. Everybody’s Fine
2. Sound Like…
3. Baker’s Dozen f. Raheem Devaughn
4. Crown Holder
5. Heirlooms & Accessories
6. Forever In A Day
7. Remembering The Rest (Interlude) f. WordsNCurves
8. The Purpose f. Kay Cola
9. Love is Love
10. Black Sambo
11. Parks & Recreation f. Saba Abraha
12. Collateral f. Jake&Papa
13. The Stick-Up Tape From “Menace”
14. Hoodie SZN
15. Honor Amongst Thieves