Skyzoo announces the release of upcoming “Milestones” project.
“The idea for this project came from me noticing the landscape of how fathers are represented in hip-hop. 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. I wanted to change that narrative, as itâ€™s not the only one that exists.
Skyzoo added this as well, “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. I wanted to showcase that. 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. Itâ€™s named â€œMilestonesâ€, after my son Miles, and also signifying the milestones that us dads reach in life as we grow into fatherhood.
This project is solely about growing Up with a dad, being a dad, and the importance of it all. To all the fathers out here who are lovingly and actively doing the work, this one is for us.”
Skyzoo’s “Milestones” is out everywhere June 19th!