Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Today, Skyzoo will be performing life at MIST Harlem with a full 7 piece jazz band for his Writings Of Skyzoo concert. If you're in the NYC area, get your tickets here.
If not, you can still enjoy the sounds of the Dream Deferred emcee as he presents the third episode in his Band Practice series--"Floor Seats With Young."
Previously: Skyzoo - "Grew Up On Kool-Aid"
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In my opinion no Skyzoo verse should be free, but thankfully for us the NY emcee doesn't seem to mind dropping off a freestyle now and then. As part of his weekly series Band Practice, Skyzoo takes me back to my smiley-face "ohhh yeah" cup days with "Grew Up On Kool-Aid."
Hit the jump to hear last week's track, "Phone Calls." Skyzoo's amazing album A Dream Deferred is in stores now!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Produced by SMKA and The Flush, Stankonia Sessions is back with another A3C Edition. They took full advantage of the talent present at the festival, organically compiling thirteen new tracks for our listening pleasure.
The collaborative project was recorded in 3-days during A3C Festival (Oct 11-13th) and includes more than 25 artists on 13 records. SMKA & The flush recorded dozens of artists from noon to early in the morning with little to no sleep, while the recording process was captured by TrillHD.
Artists featured on Stankonia Sessions were hand selected from the 2012 A3C line-up and include: King Chip, Los, Phil Ade, CunninLyguists, Jarren Benton, Skyzoo, Slum Village, Two9, Chuuwee, Emilio Rojas, Neako, Boldy James, Thurz, Bizarre, Aleon Craft, Go Dreamer, Rapper Big Pooh, Torae, Kris Kasanova, Young Swift, Dee Goodz, Los Rakas, Gerald Walker, G-Scott, Shawn Chrystopher, Scolla, Ro Spit, J.Nics, Toki Wright, Planet Vl, J. Pinder, Willy J Peso, Eric Biddines, Peechie Green, Marv Won & Big T.
Previously: Stankonia Sessions: A3C Edition [New Mixtape]
Friday, August 10, 2012
"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
Previously: Maffew Ragazino Sr. ft Skyzoo - BK Accent [Music Video]
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Maffew Ragazino keeps it in the burrough as the Brownsville emcee links up with Bedstuy phenom Skyzoo on "BK Accent." Watch the visuals to the track below, which is set to appear on Maffew's forthcoming Black Gold project.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Omen and his team The Elaborate Musik Orchestra have a treat for you. If you download anything today, make sure it's their new studio album Black Hero Theme Muzik, which features guest vocals from Smoke DZA, Teedra Moses, Pill, GLC, Karina Pasian, King Mez, Chase N. Ca$he, and more!
Download: Omen & The Elaborate Musik Orchestra - Black Hero Theme Muzik (Courtesy of DJBooth.net)
Friday, June 1, 2012
Sha Stimuli continues his #TheRentTapeSeries with installment #5, The Emcee. If you have any questions as to why that's the title, all you need to do is press play. Definitely worth the $2.99,
Props to 2DB
Previously: Sha Stimuli - Chills [Free Album Stream] | The Trueman Show | The March
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Slum Village bring in Skyzoo and Focus to remix the Dirty Slums track "Church." Once again, Sky KILLS it.
Slum Village ft. Skyzoo & Focus - Church (Remix)
Download: Slum Village ft. Skyzoo & Focus - Church (Remix)
Props to HHNM
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Chicago production duo the Odd Couple introduces us to their forthcoming EP Separated At Birth with the Skyzoo featured "Speak It Vivid."
Read more at The Well Versed!
Previously: Skyzoo - Rocket Science [Music Video]
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Skyzoo's "Rocket Science" is one of my favorite songs from him, and I'm happy to see that this standout from The Great Debater Revisited got the visual treatment. Check out the stunning, Anthony Sylvester music video below, and make sure you cop The Great Debater Revisited on iTunes if you haven't already!
Props to 2DB
Previously: Skyzoo - Rap Like Me [Music Video]
Monday, March 19, 2012
Skyzoo's main priority may be his upcoming September release A Dream Deferred, but he's still giving The Great Debater the attention it deserves by continuing to give the project's best songs the visual treatment. Check out the Cam Kirk directed music video to "Rap Like Me" below, which features footage of his trip to Austin for SXSW. Quick work!
Props to The Overfeed
Previously: Skyzoo Talks "A Dream Deferred" With The Well Versed & 2dopeboyz [VIDEO]
In an exclusive sit down with my family over at The Well Versed and 2dopeboyz, Skyzoo explains the concept behind his forthcoming album A Dream Deferred, talks scouting from major labels and gives us a release date for the project.
Read more at The Well Versed!
Previously: Skyzoo - Friends With Words [VIDEO]
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Nowadays, you can write raps to someone else's beat and it's considered a freestyle and it seems like the art of improvisational, off-the-top rhyming is slowly fading away. Karmaloop is hoping to bring pure freestyling back to the forefront with their #FriendsWithWords series, in which they give a rapper 12 words to include in an on-the-spot freestyle. What better person to kick off the the first installment than Skyzoo?
Props to 2dopeboyz
Previously: Skyzoo - #Anxious ft. Kay Cola
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Skyzoo's not letting himself get boxed up as a strictly conscious rapper as he shows off his versatility on "#Anxious," a smooth track featuring the vocals of Grammy nominated songwriter Kay Cola. When's the next project dropping, Zoo?
Props to UHTN
Previously: Skyzoo - Could've Struck The Lotto [Music Video]
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
If Skyzoo's The Great Debater wasn't on your lists for the top 10 projects of 2011, WAKE UP!!
Check out the music video to his introspective standout "Could've Struck The Lotto" below, whose visuals compliment the complexity of the lyrics perfectly with a beautifully simple backdrop.
Skyzoo - Could've Struck The Lotto Lyrics
Props to Prefix Mag
Previously: Tony Touch: Toca Tuesdays Best Freestyles of 2011 Feat. Skyzoo
Thursday, January 5, 2012
DJ Tony Touch's radio show is known for broadcasting some of the craziest freestyles in Hip Hop, and this new mixtape compiling some of the best from:
“Uncle Murda, Capadonna, Torae, Casey Veggies, French Montana and The Coke Boyz, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Black Thought, Big Sean, Yelawolf, Evidence, Apathy, Smoke DZA, STS, Open, D12, Rapsody, Skyzoo, Boaz, Danny Brown, Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Square Off, Vado, Phil Ade, Sean Price, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, Reks, and Young Chris”Wow!
Download: Tony Touch - Toca Tuesdays: The Best Freestyles of 2011 [Mixtape]
Props to Stupid Dope
Previously: Black Hippy Freestyles On Toca Tuesdays [VIDEO]
Monday, October 31, 2011
Skyzoo may be one of the best lyricists in the game right now. Check out The Great Debater after the jump if you're not sure that you agree, but first watch his latest video for "Written in The Drums" below!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
New York bred MC Nina B has been around for a while, and she's making it clear that the "Bo$$tress Is Back" in her new music video for "Picture This" with Skyzoo. If you're feeling it, make sure you stream/download her latest mixtape The Bo$$tress 2, which includes this 6th Sense produced track, after the jump!
Friday, September 16, 2011
The weekend is here and yours truly, DJ Hourglass is back with yet another mix to get you going--whether you're planning to stay at home or go out and party. Thanks to your support, I've seen the demand for Gangstas Use Emoticons Radio, and I'm proud to have made 10 volumes in just two months.
Since this is "The Dime Piece" edition, I switched up my usual format and made sure I got some smoother tracks and more R&B. Hip Hop heads, don't worry. It's still full of the hottest names in the game. Listen below and vibe to the sounds of TiRon & Ayomari, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, 9th Wonder, J. Cole, Dawn Richard and more!
Gangstas Use Emoticons Radio, Vol. 10: The Dime Piece
Hit the jump for the full tracklisting, download links & Rap Genius lyrics!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Legendary producer and DJ Statik Selektah is gearing up to drop yet another album on October 25th, and I couldn't be more excited. I've been living off of the short track "Labor Day" that dropped last week. Hit the jump to check out the tracklisting for Population Control and start saving up for what is shaping up to be an amazing album.