Duck Down Records artist Skyzoo has a massive following on Hip-Hop Kings, so I’m pleased to announce that the new album “A Dream Deferred” will be released on October 2nd 2012 through The Faculty / Duck Down Music. We also have the confirmed artwork and track listing for the album, which features names such as Talib Kweli, Freeway and Jill Scott amongst others. Production on “A Dream Deferred” is handled by 9th Wonder, Illmind along others, and Black Milk worked behind the boards on “Steel’s Apartment”. You can view the artwork to Skyzoo‘s “A Dream Deferred” and the full track listing including production credits below.
1. Dreams In A Basement featuring Jill Scott (produced by !llmind)
2. Jansport Strings (One Time for Chi-Ali) (produced by 9th Wonder)
3. Pockets Full feat. Freeway (produced by !llmind)
4. Give It Up feat. DJ Prince (produced by !llmind)
5. Glass Ceilings (produced by !llmind)
6. Range Rover Rhythm (produced by Jahlil Beats)
7. The Knowing feat. Jessy Wilson (produced by Eric G)
8. Drew & Derwin feat. Raheem Devaughn (produced by Focus)
9. Realization feat. Jared Evan (produced by DJ Khalil)
10. The Rage of Roemello (produced by DJ Khalil)
11. How to Make it Through Hysteria (produced by Best Kept Secret)
12. Steel’s Apartment (produced by Black Milk)
13. Spike Lee Was My Hero feat. Talib Kweli (produced by Tall Black Guy)
14. The Cost of Sleep (produced by Tall Black Guy)
Category: Upcoming Releases
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Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is Son-Ray who’s teamed up with Skyzoo for their collaborative track “Music is my Life”. Son-Ray is the latest addition to Fokis’ “Local-Mu12 Crew” and Music is my Life is taken from Son-Ray‘s forthcoming EP “Face Value” which will be available to fans soon. I expect to hear much more from Son-Ray was we close towards the release of Face Value, however in the meantime you can download Music is my Life ft Skyzoo from the download link above.
Making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings is California-born and London-based Hip-Hop artist Metis, and he’s collaborated with underground Hip-Hop star Skyzoo for their collaborative single “The March”. The brand new video is making its rounds on the Internet, and will be receiving the support from blogs Internationally. Look out for a brand new album in 2012 which features production from the likes of Illmind and SoulDiggaz amongst many others, and with co-signs from the likes of DJ Whoo Kid it’s evident that Metis will have a fantastic 2012. You can watch the brand new video from Metis ft Skyzoo – The March on the video player below.
Here is the official Duck Down vs Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap video, which shows a number of artist features from Smif N Wessun, Buckshot, Skyzoo and many more. Credits go to Brian Petchers, Will Sanderson and Johnny Ferri for the filming and editing of the video, which is a fantastic feature for fans who were, and weren’t in attendance. You can watch the official Duck Down vs Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap on the video player below.
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As Skyzoo has released “The Great Debater Revisited” album, I wanted to share a track from the album titled “Rocket Science”. The track has seen Skyzoo team up with Illmind for the production and Skyzoo’s profile has rocketed over the past twelve months. Check out the Hip-Hop Kings archives for previous Skyzoo music, and download Skyzoo – The Great Debater Revisited from the link listed above. You can also listen to Skyzoo – Rocket Science on the audio player below.
On Tuesday August 30th, Duck Down Records artist Skyzoo plans to release his forthcoming album “The Great Debater Revisited” which is a fantastic opportunity for new fans to add something special to their collection. Skyzoo previously released “The Great Debater”, however the new version which is available for $7.99 from iTunes contains four new bonus tracks, and in total is twenty-tracks long. Fans can download from Amazon, Rhapsody and eMusic as well. You can view the official artwork and track listing for Skyzoo – The Great Debater Revisited here.
1. Complicated Rhythm (Prod. By Best Kept Secret)
2. Rap Like Me (Prod. By Eric G.)
3. Written In The Drums (Prod. By Swiff D)
4. Designer Drugs (Prod. By 9th Wonder)
5. Parade Me (Prod. By Fatin)
6. We Here (Prod. By Best Kept Secret)
7. Atypical (Prod. By !llmind)
8. Expensive Habits (feat. Jesse Boykins III) (Prod. By 14KT)
9. Until It All Goes (feat. Manhattan) (Prod. By C-Sick)
10. Test Drive (Prod. By !llmind)
11. Inheritance (Prod. By E. Jones)
12. Get Him To The Greek (Prod. By 9th Wonder)
13. Could’ve Struck The Lotto
14. For The Awake (feat. King Mez) (Prod. By Oh No)
15. For The Sleepers (Prod. By E. Jones)
16. The Definitive Prayer
17. Rocket Science (Prod. By !llmind)
18. Never Faded (Prod. By Jahlil Beat)
19. Floor Somethin’ (Prod. By !llmind)
20. More (feat. Smokey Robotic) (Prod. By !llmind & Konrad)
Category: Upcoming Releases
If you’re a fan of Duck Down Records or not, you’ve most likely heard of Skyzoo and the excellent work he’s put in over the years. Ahead of his forthcoming release “The Great Debater” which is actually available tomorrow, we have a final leak from the project called “For The Awake” which features King Mez. Skyzoo premiered the single on DJ Booth, however the mp3 quickly made the rounds on the Internet. You can listen to Skyzoo ft King Mez – For The Awake on the audio player below.
Here is the brand new video from Ruste Juxx and Skyzoo for their single “Music To My Earz”. Presented alongside JonJohn TV the video has been directed by Reel Rood, and the single “Music To My Earz” is featured on Ruste Juxx‘s 2010 album “Adamantine”. In under a week the video has been credited with over 3000 YouTube views, and I’d like to remind fans you can read the official Hip-Hop Kings interview with Ruste Juxx on the link below. You can also watch the brand new video for Ruste Juxx ft Skyzoo – Music To My Earz on the video player below.
From the recently released “Live From the Tape Deck” Skyzoo and Illmind present their latest video for the single “Speakers on Blast”. Directed by Derek Pike, the song is touted as DJ Enuff’s “Heavy Hitter of the Week”. I would encourage everybody to download the new Skyzoo x Illmind – Live From the Tape Deck album from the link below, which has been credited of one of the best album releases in 2010. You can also watch the Skyzoo x Illmind video for “Speakers on Blast” on the MTVU player below.
Ahead of Skyzoo and Illmind‘s upcoming album “Live From The Tape Deck” I have the leaked single from the duo titled “Speakers On Blast”. Live From The Tape Deck will be available in stores and online from 5th October 2010, and new fans of Skyzoo and Illmind can listen to the song to get a great feel of what to expect from the album. The project will be released through Duck Down Records, and we expect to see an official video in the forthcoming weeks. You can listen to Skyzoo x Illmind – Speakers on Blast below.