Detroit production meets Brooklyn storytelling. For many of us “Jordan’s & A Gold Chain” were all we wanted growing up. At times, aspiration couldn’t be more simple. Listen as Skyzoo takes you through his neighborhood over soul stirring production from Apollo Brown. Directed by Diego Cruz and shot in Calvan Fowler’s “Jordan Heads” shop.
If, for some unknown reason, you haven’t listened to Skyzoo and Apollo Brown’s excellent album The Easy Truth, you should probably do that now. Whether you have or haven’t check out this documentary on the making of the project.
Detroit producer Apollo Brown lays a soul drenched soundscape for Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo and special guest Joel Ortiz (Slaughterhouse) in this Diego Cruz directed video shot in New York. The song is on the new album “The Easy Truth” from Apollo Brown & Skyzoo out now on Mello Music Group.
Backed by a filthy Apollo Brown beat, Skyzoo is joined by Westside Gunn and Conway for the rough, rugged and raw “Basquiat On The Draw” from The Easy Truth dropping on September 30th.
On the heels of Skyzoo and Apollo Brown’s The Easy Truth comes “A Couple Dollars” which features some assistance from Joell Ortiz.
Skyzoo and Apollo Brown have announced that they will release a joint album titled The Easy Truth on September 30th. The dynamic duo also released their first single from the project “One In The Same” featuring Patty Cash.
This Blu and Nottz album is shaping up to be one hell of a project. The latest leak finds Blu and Nottz employing the services of Bishop Lamont, Torae, Skyzoo & DJ Revolution for “Giant Steps.”
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s seminal debut Reasonable Doubt, Skyzoo was approached by Genius to add a revenge chapter to Jay’s “Friend Or Foe.” Let Skyzoo tell it and then hit play.
So last week, the good folks at Genius came to me with an idea to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Jay-Z’s classic debut “Reasonable Doubt.” The seminal piece by one of our generation’s most important and heralded emcees, it’s celebration is nothing short of well deserved. In light of that, Genius.com approached me with a concept based on the project:
“Hey Sky, what would happen if you wrote a song based on ‘Friend or Foe,’ where you’re the son of the hustler who Jay-Z killed in the story? What if the out-of-town hustler who was killed in the hotel room had an infant son back home, and now after 20 years he’s seeking vengeance on his father’s murderer: Jay-Z. What if you told the story, not as Skyzoo, but as the 20 year old son”?
I thought it was brilliant. Needless to say, I picked up the pen and got right to it. And thus, here’s “Friend or Foe pt 3”. For the record, this is not a Jay-Z diss by any means. We all know Jay is one of my favorite emcees of all time. This is a creative take on a fictional story told from the point of view of a fictional character. Enjoy it in the essence of what it is. And happy anni’ to “Reasonable Doubt,” a timeless piece for the ages.
Brooklyn’s Ace Clark makes his presence felt alongside Blu and Skyzoo for “Reality” off of his upcoming Life is Good album.
Skyzoo shows up on Dr. Dre’s “The Pharmacy” and demolishes a Pete Rock instrumental.