Skyzoo releases his ‘Milestones’ EP for this Father’s Day weekend.
â€œThe idea for this project came to me from noticing the landscape of how fathers are represented in hip hop.Â Outside of Will Smithâ€™s classic â€œJust The Two Of Usâ€ and a handful of others, the majority of the records in hip hop that speak on fatherhood have a negative connotation.Â I wanted to change that narrative, as itâ€™s not the only one that exists, Skyzoo stated.Â
Myself, being a father, there are a ton of others like me who are engulfed in hip-hop and are also 24 hour a day dads, whoâ€™s kids mean the world to them.Â I wanted to showcase that.Â I started this project in August of 2019 as one song and it grew into an entire project within a week and Iâ€™ve been sitting on this idea since the summer/fall, waiting for Fatherâ€™s Day weekend to come around.
This is a conceptual EP, where each song is a story that holds hands with the ones before and after it, all about my life as a kid, growing up with my father always in my life, and how thatâ€™s now shaped me as a father myself.Â Itâ€™s named Milestones, after my son Miles, and also signifying the milestones that us dadâ€™s reach in life as we grow into fatherhood.Â
This project is solely about growing up with a dad, being a dad, and the importance of it all.Â To all of the fathers out there who are lovingly and actively doing the workâ€”this one is for us.â€