No one delivers a verse quite like Skyzoo.
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Music, drinks and good times will be flowing on June 7th in NYC as Skyzoo and friends gather for a release party and concert to celebrate the release of The Great Debater.
The Incomparable Skyler Taylor got game like Denzel, Jesus Shuttlesworth and them. When he's not dusting off wannabe lyricists, speakers on blast in The Tape Deck with his brother !llmind, he's playing homebody to some brown sugar muffin cake with golden dimple. It's a great alternative to pushing metaphors to males all day and night. Domestic living, his and her's toothbrushes and split holiday visits with family. He's #allabouttat. And he's got her eating donuts every February 10th. Go head and marinate on that while you cop Live From The Tape Deck, an album you definitely need in your collection.
Gender be damned, Rapsody is a rapper on a mission to smash all stereotypes and judgments. In her latest offering, Return of the B-Girl, she plays the fitting role of Luke Skywalker to prove she can keep up with the best of them. The tape features many recognizable guest stars including Big Daddy Kane, Skyzoo, Rah Digga, Phil Adé, and Mac Miller, with 9th Wonder handling the great majority of the behind-the-scenes to guide young Jedi along the journey.
While the Golden Age of the producer-MC collaboration lies years in the past, occasionally a group comes through that reminds Hip-Hop heads why the formula was so effective in the first place. 2010’s flashback is Live from the Tape Deck, a glimpse back to the glory days of Gang Starr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Brooklyn native Skyzoo and New Jersey’s !llmind craft 12 tracks of expert workmanship, which if not quite reaching those legendary heights goes the distance in doing their geographical roots proud. Key to the success of albums of this style is the chemistry between MC and producer and Skyzoo and Illmind have the right formula. “Frisbees,” the album’s premier track, moves with a symbiotic energy. !llmind’s Knight Rider-inspired production moves in concert with the rhythms of Skyzoo’s vocalization as he floats quotables like perfect thrown forehands.
Strength is generally found in numbers and the pairing of one of Hip-Hop's most studious lyricists along with a divergent producer proves just that.
"I GUESS HOW IT SET IT off will determine how to finish Finishin' this is fine, the finish line is the scrimmage Scrimmagin' the design, designin' is by the witness Witnessin' from the side, as I'm driftin' by to the ending Ending another stanza by beginning to explain it Explaining an explanation and waiting while you arrange it Arranging it around and I'm astound from where you place it Complacement was out of place, just try to keep it adjacent To the couplet, tercet, quatrain, cinquain, sextet, septet, octave and implain Labeled at the two to the eight--eight'll get you through the day Double that and you cut up that and cut the move away Away from where they wave at, I looked down, waved back Waving gets impatient, you pick-and-roll? I waved that That would be the obvious--obviously I should just Stick with this and see what the oblivious is trying to catch Catch it if you up for it The catching is the jump for it The catch is if you catch it, you catching whatever come with it Wit for the wittiest, winning off of wittiness Lose the whereabouts of the wit like I threw the wind in it In it for the incline Included to entwine Inclination of any innovation within mine Mine like I molded it One rib, sculpted it Shook 'em off the syllables, I ain't have to motive it Huh!" Skyzoo & ILLMIND "Frisbees" by duckdown Skyzoo from "Frisbees" from the album Live From The Tape Deck.
It may be Naledge Born's born-day, yet he's the one doling out the gifts. The Windy City native linked up with Aphilliate DJ Moondawg for his Twentysomething mixtape to celebrate the occasion. Much like The Land Of Make Believe, Twentysomething is a celebration of that transitional place between 25 & 30.
After running circles around their opposition (and throwing them), Skyzoo & !llmind deem in necessary to get back to the mission and blow out some subwoofers. No Rockford Fosgate® or Kenwood is safe when the B.L.A.P. Master starts to tinker with the bells and whistles in his arsenal.
Ever since Meka moved to New York, game got real. Our homies over at the (2)Dopehouse show their love and appreciation for the Big Apple rap circuit with their mixtape A (2)Dope Mixtape: Empire State Edition.
I know and they know you slept on this whirling dervish of lyricism last time out, but here's the video so you can actually see what Sky &.