During my visit to New York, I met with the legendary Skyzoo for an exclusive interview for Hip-Hop Kings. We discuss Skyzoo Music for My Friends album, and talk about upcoming plans for the rest of 2016.
Skyzoo starts by discussing the reason for the album, and the direction he took for Music for my Friends, as a follow-up to his classic album “A Dream Deferred”. He mentions his growth as an artist and how he interprets the difference between mixtapes and his story telling albums. Skyzoo Music for my Friends was released independently and we talk about the challenges and obstacles that can arise from making that decision.
Skyzoo then talks about the single Luxury and the collaboration with Westside Gunn. We get a good story about how the artists met and how the collaboration comes around. Skyzoo is a fan of Hitler Wears Hermes, and the story also ties in with the collaboration with Jadakiss (See a Ki). Skyzoo put Westside Gunn on the single to give him so great exposure, and shoutout to Fly God which has done very well since it’s release.
Toward the end of the interview, Skyzoo gives us his personal favourite 3 tracks from Music for my Friends, which is clearly a tough quesiton due to the quality of the music on the record. The collaboration with Jadakiss was a bucket list moment and the collaboration was organic in the sense that it was recorded in a studio. Lastly, Skyzoo tells fans about the plans for tours and new music for the remainder of 2016.
DOWNLOAD | Music for My Friends – Skyzoo
You can watch the Skyzoo Music for my Friends interview on the YouTube player below. Please remember to subscribe to the YouTube channel and drop a comment as well.
EXCLUSIVE | HHKMag Tribute to Praverb The Wyse
As we have just passed the one year anniversary of the death of Praverb The Wyse, we have a single to share titled “Cruel Intentions”. Taken from the #PTheWyseVol2 tribute album (presented by Kyle W.Knapp), Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh and Awkword team up for the Cruel Intentions track, which is the lead single from the project. Shouts to DJ Fonz Solo on the cuts and production by South Africa’s Jakk Wonders. 100% of the proceeds from this song and album will be donated to the family of Praverb The Wyse. You can view the artwork, download link and listen to Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh and Awkword – Cruel Intentions here.
PRE-ORDER | Music for My Friends – Skyzoo
News reached us today that Skyzoo is preparing to release his third studio album titled “Music for my Friends” on the 23rd of June 2015. To celebrate the news we have a new single from the album titled “Suicide Doors”. Fans can pre-order “Music for my Friends” on the iTunes link listed above, and also look out for more promotional material ahead of the album which Hip-Hop Kings will be fully supporting. You can listen to Skyzoo – Suicide Doors on the audio player below.
DOWNLOAD | Skyzoo & Torae (aka The Barrel Brothers)
PREVIOUS | Skyzoo and Torae – Blue Yankee Fitted
Last week we shared the brand new single from Skyzoo and Torae – Blue Yankee Fitted, and now we have the official video which was released via the Internet today. Credits to Alex Ghassan who’s once again brought us some excellent visuals, which perfectly match the intensity of the track and capture that Blue Yankee Fitted feel. Skyzoo and Torae have a brand new album “Barrel Brothers” coming out on the 27th May 2014 which fans can pre-order from the download link above. You can watch Skyzoo and Torae – Blue Yankee Fitted (video) on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Skyzoo and Torae – Barrel Brothers
As Hip-Hop Kings previously reported, Skyzoo and Torae are releasing their new album “Barrel Brothers” on May 27th, and I’m delighted to share the first leak we have from the project titled “Blue Yankee Fitted”. Produced by !llmind, Skyzoo and Torae have once again excited fans with Blue Yankee Fitted, which is the first of many anticipated leaks and promotional material which will be available prior to the album release on May 27th. Look out for more news and music from Skyzoo and Torae ahead of Barrel Brothers. However, you can listen to Skyzoo and Torae – Blue Yankee Fitted on the soundcloud player below.
DOWNLOAD | Skyzoo – An Ode to Reasonable Doubt
PREVIOUS | Skyzoo – Tomorrow Morning
News has surfaced today that Skyzoo and Torae will be releasing their collaboration album “Barrell Brothers” on May 27th, and we have the official artwork and track listing. Following his recent free project “An Ode to Reasonable Doubt” Skyzoo teams up with long-time friend and music collaborator Torae for an album which is set to be one of the most anticipated this year. Producers on the album include Oh-No, !llmind, Black Milk and DJ Premier among others. The 15-track strong album also features guest appearances from Blu (Blu and Exile), Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Livin Proof. You can view the artwork and track listing for Skyzoo and Torae – Barrel Brothers here.
2) Talk Of The Town (prod. by Oh-No)
3) Make You A Believer (prod. by Jahlil Beats)
4) Tunnel Vision (prod. by !llmind)
5) Blue Yankee Fitted (prod. by !llmind)
6) All In Together (feat. Sean Price & Guilty Simpson) (prod. by Black Milk)
7) Triangle Offense (feat. Sha Stimuli) (prod. by !llmind)
8) Movie Album (skit) (prod. by Auréli1 a.k.a TIGA)
9) Albee Square Mall (feat. Livin Proof) (prod. by Praise)
10) The Hand Off (prod. by Khrysis & Cyrus Tha Great)
11) 4 Bar Friday (prod. by The Stuyvesants)
12) Memorabilia (prod. by AntMan Wonder)
13) Rediscover (feat. Blu) (prod. by MarcNfinit)
14) The Aura (prod. by DJ Premier, co-produced by AntMan Wonder)
15) Got It From Here (prod. by Apollo Brown)
Fans are in for a special treat on Valentines Day from Skyzoo with a surprise of a free E.P titled “Tomorrow Morning”. The E.P is three-tracks and is a gift to fans for Valentines Day (we suspect specifically aimed towards the ladies) but fans of Skyzoo should check out the E.P and it’s definitely one for the collection. Skyzoo has recently release the “An Ode to Reasonable Doubt” project which is a tribute to Jay-Z’s classic album “Reasonable Doubt” which can also be downloaded from the link listed above. You can view the artwork and download Skyzoo – Tomorrow Morning here.
Download “Moment In Time” | http://bit.ly/19XDTCd
Making his debut on HHKMag is Australian-producer P.R, and there’s not a bigger way to make an introduction than a collaborative effort with Skyzoo and Substantial for their single “Set the Scene”. P.R has leaked the second single from the album “Moment in Time” which also features Blu (from Blu and Exile) among others. Moment in Time is now available to download from P.R’s official band camp page (link above) however you can also listen to P.R ft Skyzoo and Substantial – Set the Scene on the sound cloud player below.
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Firstly I need to make it clear that Skyzoo’s “Along the Way” is not a direct response to Kendrick Lamar, however he touches on the subject from a different angle. The general con census is that Skyzoo’s Along the Way is the most effective track that’s been released following Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” track. Skyzoo joins a number of rappers in the past 48 hours who have released responses including Joell Ortiz, B.o.B, Cassidy and JR Writer among others. You can listen to Skyzoo – Along the Way (Kendrick Lamar Response) on the audio player below.
Rav.P Mailing List | http://eepurl.com/znUs1
Making his debut on HHK is Rav.P who has teamed up with Skyzoo for the single “City of Angels”. Rav.P has started the Weekly Stamps campaign and City of Angels is the catalyst, and Rav.P’s Weekly Stamps tour continues in Philly and Brooklyn on the 10th and 19th July. You can watch the new video from Rav.P ft Skyzoo – City of Angels on the YouTube player below.