Skyzoo gives us a preview of his new album ‘In Celebration of Us’ before it drops.
In Celebration of Us is easily the most complex, most layered and most important work to date, no debates in Skyzooâ€™s distinguished career. His greatest piece thus far.Â Produced by Illmind, Apollo Brown, Daringer, Marc Nfinit, Cardiak, Tuamie, Ave Prod., Seige Monstracity, and Arte Mitchell.
No rap features, Skyzoo got enough raps. These are stories that, like The Salvation, he preferred to tell on his own. Sky has never been this meticulous about an album in his life. Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelleâ€™s Show meets The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Blackish meets the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. Itâ€™s intense. And itâ€™s beautiful!!
“On this album, I wanted to tap into the present, more so than any other album of mine as far as full projects. Music of the times is the best way to describe itâ€ Skyzoo commented to Billboard. â€œFrom cultural appropriation and gentrification to police brutality and the irony of motives behind bigger motives, itâ€™s an album that explores who we are and why we are where we are in society, as a people.
Whatâ€™s been done to us and what weâ€™ve done to ourselves, mainly out of confused necessity, all while celebrating us in the process.Â Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelleâ€™s Show, The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Black-ish, the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. Itâ€™s intense, and itâ€™s beautiful. Iâ€™m honored to be able to give my take on our story”.
Skyzooâ€™s In Celebration of Us featuring guest spots and production by Raheem Devaughn, !llmind, Apollo Brown and more hits stores and all streaming sitesÂ 2-2-18 via EMPIRE.Â Pre-orders are also now available as well.
Tracklisting For Skyzooâ€™s â€˜In Celebration of Usâ€™:
1. Everybodyâ€™s Fine
2. Sound Likeâ€¦
3. Bakerâ€™s Dozen f. Raheem Devaughn
4. Crown Holder
5. Heirlooms & Accessories
6. Forever In A Day
7. Remembering The Rest (Interlude) f. WordsNCurves
8. The Purpose f. Kay Cola
9. Love is Love
10. Black Sambo
11. Parks & Recreation f. Saba Abraha
12. Collateral f. Jake&Papa
13. The Stick-Up Tape From â€œMenaceâ€
14. Hoodie SZN
15. Honor Amongst Thieves