Tuesday, September 05, 2006

As I have stated several times before, when it comes to good hiphop music keep your ear on the underground. While the mainstream is worried about record sales, the underground dwellers will always prevail. Well, I hope so anyway? Okay, onto the bidness at hand! Today, I bring you...Skyzoo reppin' Brooklyn! Some of you real hiphop heads may know the name already? He started out on BET's "106 & Park" tv show spitting verbal lashings during the Freestyle Friday battles back in the day. Dude was nice with his, but he was dethroned by none other than Jin the Asian kid from Hong Kong. Skyzoo added to his already large fanbase after his appearances on 106 & Park. In 2005, Skyzoo dropped his infamous mixtape "The City's Favorite" hosted by DJ Absolute. This joint definitely put Skyzoo on the map as one of the MCs to lookout for in 2006. A solid mixtape doesn't guarantee that an artist's first album is going to be great or even good for that matter? Mixtapes allow an artist to be themselves without any interference from record labels or execs. It's all about the music and promoting the artist. It's usually raw & uncut showcase of the artist's lyrical skill, plus the beats are usually snatched from the top producers at the moment whether they approved it or not! Well, "The City's Favorite" was definitely a solid mixtape for Skyzoo, so don't sleep. Skyzoo has done a few featured guest appearances as well over the last year. One of his most notable appearance was on the track "Speed Racin" from the Little Brother mixtape hosted by DJ Drama called, "Separate But Equal!" Sky has been doing his thing for a minute, but now it's time for his debut album.

Since, the uprising of southern hiphop over the last few years, New York hiphop has really suffered on the mainstream level? Artists like Busta Rhymes, DMX, Ghostface & Method Man have been trying to bring back the old NY swagger back with recent album releases. Has it worked?? I'll let you answer that one? Personally, I think that the future of hiphop really rests on the up & coming talents like Skyzoo? Skyzoo's debut album is entitled, "Cloud 9: The 3 Day High" and the best part is 9th Wonder (from Little Brother fame) is handling all of the production! On the previous projects where 9th provided all of the beats for an MC's album, the overall product was solid everytime. Skyzoo's album is no different, so make sure you support this real hiphop.

Checkout Skyzoo's site to hear some of his new album tracks!



Spankie said...

Skyzoo is the future of hiphop! I can't wait for this album to drop.


Myke said...

Thanks for the info. I have never heard of this dude, but I checked his site out and he is pretty good. I am a big 9th Wondra fan, so I will definitely be picking up the album.