Skyzoo releases his ‘Bakers Dozen’ visual that features Raheem Devaughn.
In Celebration of Us was significantly influenced by the birth of Skyzooâ€™s new (infant) son.Â The impending birth drew Skyzoo back to his childhood and to recall his relationship with his own father; an admitted hustler, but a hustler who was always omnipresent in his life (their relationship is a major narrative on the new album). “The most important thing a black boy can have is his father.â€ “With so many things that are going on in our own country and around the world, looking the way we look and being who we are, I wanted this project to serve as a guidebook â€” something my son could always go back to.â€
“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 stated. 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 Iâ€™m honored to be able to give my take on our story”.Â Watch ‘Bakers Dozen‘ featuringÂ Raheem Devaughn.