Skyzoo Speaks of Gentrification and the New LP: "Pete Rock Defeated Father Time"

HipHop News Posted on September 6, 2019 at 3:31am

Skyzoo Speaks of Gentrification and the New LP: "Pete Rock Defeated Father Time"

#DXCLUSIVE: "The's been in the league for more than 25 years, but he sounds like he just got in the league of two, maybe three years," the MC of Brooklyn, says.

New York, NY – In an industry in which people consume music and move on to the next thing, Brooklyn's highest echelon rhymer Skyzoo usually remains a Hip-Hop unicorn of all kinds. To fully understand and unpack one of his projects, multiple listens are a necessity. Their last LP, Retropolitan, is no exception to that rule.

The first victim of teasing in 2018, the project is a collaborative effort with legendary producer Pete Rock. Working with a regional icon, the sound of which was so seminal in the gold time, making a project that could not envoke or in any part of replicating those roots would be (in a way_ blasphemous. But, like Sky says HipHopDX, I wanted to take it a step further. .centered-ad {

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"The album is a very New York album — on purpose. When you're working with someone like Pete Rock, which is what is going to be," he says. "Unlike the feeling, I wanted to do is about New York. Many of these songs are about the city back


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