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Skyzoo & Torae: Barrel Brothers

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For years, fans of both Skyzoo and Torae alike have asked the two to collaborate on a full length LP, after the multiple singles they've released together over the years. Classics such as the DJ Premier produced "Get It Done" and "Click", the !llmind produced "Barrel Brothers" of of he and Sky's 2010 Live From The Tape Deck, the album has been called for by their following since 2006.

The idea behind Barrel Brothers is what the people have asked and come to know the two wordsmiths for; pure lyricism. Skyzoo, known for his picturesque storytelling and jazz/ orchestrial background, and Torae, known for his gritty Coney Island depictions of life with a vintage but modern lyrical approach, have briefly put their normal forte's to the side and crafted this album with one game plan in mind; lyrical exercise over hard New York City soundscapes. The current resurgence of NYC hip hop is perfect grounds for two of its premier flag holders to continue doing what they never stopped doing in the first place; representing the city.

"This album was a long time coming, but when the people wanted it 6 years ago neither Sky nor I had fully established ourselves as solo artists" says Torae. "Now that we've made our marks as individuals it's time to combine forces and really give the fans what they've been asking for. This LP is gonna be heat top to bottom, theres no denying the chemistry Sky & I have in the studio, we always bring out the best in each other. Get ready, it's almost Barrel Brothers season."

Track Listing

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1. Intro
Producer: Skyzoo
2. Talk Of The Town
Producer: Oh No
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3. Make You A Believer
Producer: Jahlil Beats
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4. Tunnel Vision
Producer: !llmind (Illmind)
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5. Blue Yankee Fitted
Producer: !llmind (Illmind)
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6. All In Together
featuring Sean Price (of Heltah Skeltah); Guilty Simpson
Producer: Black Milk
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7. Triangle Offense
featuring Sha Stimuli
Producer: !llmind (Illmind)
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8. Movie Album (skit)
Producer: Auréli1 (aka TIGA)
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9. Albee Square Mall
featuring Livin Proof
Producer: Praise
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10. The Hand Off
Producers: Khrysis; Cyrus Tha Great
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11. 4 Bar Friday
Producer: The Stuyvesants
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12. Memorabilia
Producer: AntMan Wonder
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13. Rediscover
featuring Blu
Producer: MarcNfinit
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14. The Aura
Producers: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr); AntMan Wonder
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4.8 Stars (4.8 Stars )
Total Comments: 20
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/12/2014 7:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 64.229.251)
Location: USA
Comment: Album of the year so far. At least this is the one for me that has the most replay value. Dope beats, crazy bars. I was waiting a long time for Skyzoo and Torae to do this album and it was worth the wait.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2014 10:27:00 AM; Partial IP: 63.123.206)
Location: USA
Comment: No question Sky and Torae have a great chemistry and can release a solid album based on that alone. A recent article said this album brings back that core NY sound and represents the city as a whole quite well. And I agree, but only to a certain extent. The main issu is the beats. Don't get me wrong, I've heard much worse but if an album is going to carry an entire city with its sound to bring back that purely New York feel, the beats need to "be there". That's key. The vocals from both are stellar. I know they were going for an updated sound rather than the lovely boom bap of the 90's. And while there are some tracks like that on here, some of the others should've been left on the cutting room floor; strictly for production shortcomings. You'll know which ones when you listen to the album. So, while definitely a solid release, it comes up just short of living up to the hype...barely.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/14/2014 11:17:00 AM; Partial IP: .78.17.251)
Location: Angola
Comment: Just Dope! Track Blue Yankee Fitted took my attention...am feeling it!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2014 1:00:00 AM; Partial IP: .54.195.71)
Location: NNJ
Comment: Real solid NY hip hop is quite refreshing to hear these days.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/17/2014 11:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 75.248.226)
Comment: Solid release from top to bottom.. Great bars, excellent production, the New York east coast hip hop blueprint executed perfectly. Tight.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/11/2014 11:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 165.38.208)
Location: PA Native
Comment: Album is pure heatrocks... Memorabilia is ridiculous. AntMan Wonder got busy... and Rediscover is blue flame. MarcNfinit is a beast.... Of course the Premier track Aura is THE track of the album. Respect the legend - Premo.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2014 11:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 83.231.249)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: Raw street material with a touch of real hip hop that wont let you down. I just listened to the new Kool Keith album and this blow that sh*t out of the water.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2014 9:22:00 PM; Partial IP: .6.185.112)
Location: Boston Mass, USA
Comment: Dope artist / dope album. Skyzoo & Torae are two of the best at representing classic hip hop.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2014 9:45:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Wilmington, DE US
Comment: Straight fire. Dope hard-ass beats, dope hard-ass rhymes, what more do y'all want? This is the hottest joint I've heard in the past year. They set the bar high with this. It's gonna be tough to top this. Nobody can touch this right now, nobody.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/4/2014 7:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 117.38.233)
Location: Da Bricks, NJ
Comment: Wow, I must have missed all the suppose wack sh*t from !llmind thru out the years cause he is in my current TOP 3 of producers I look forward to hearing new work from. I cant get enough of this project! Sky' & Tor' ABSOLUTELY SOLIDIFIED NEW YORK hip hop with this and I couldn't ask for anything more.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/3/2014 6:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 45.141.130)
Location: Cologne
Comment: Love both MCs especially Torae, but I must say that I'm disappointed not having Marco Polo, 9th Wonder and a "real" DJ Premier beats on this LP. I thought this would be guaranteed! The Black Milk beat is a straight banger and Apollo Brown is a great surprise. 4 Stars for the MCs!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/1/2014 9:51:00 AM; Partial IP: .128.53.54)
Location: J-City, Nigeria
Comment: SUPERB...even iLLmind brings some boombap beats (hope he maintains this). however Track 3, 4, & 8 shouldn't have been on this album, the beats are somewhat mediocre. but in the final analysis, it's a wonderfully made album.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/28/2014 9:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 133.214.10)
Location: troy, mi
Comment: Bars and beats on point, album of the year. Really feeling this one.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/28/2014 7:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 251.49.194)
Location: CT
Comment: Feelin this album right from the jump. Sky and Tor lay it down on every track, and beats complement their flow, yes Illmind comes correct too. Bumpin this in the whip on heavy rotation for a good while. COP IT.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/28/2014 12:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
Location: The throne
Comment: To the wack ass hater below me: eat a fat one since u dont know good music, I will admit illmind is f*ckin wack in my opinion and if I was to rap he would be the last dude I would even consider even for free beats, no way, but these guys have crazy chemistry and even though illmind is wack as f*ck, he made a couple just decent beats to ride with the consistency of this album. illminds best beats ever lol as all his beats r str8 garbage, anyway cop this album and Skyzoo set the bar as torae alleyooped all of Skyzoos toss ups and Skyzoo finished off Toraes polished beats with some swift intellectuals, brain food u f*cking bozos.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/27/2014 8:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 26.123.217)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: I saw Torae perform w/ Apollo Brown six months ago in Switzerland. While they were signing stuff for the fans I asked him when Barrel Brothers is going to drop. He replied "sooner than you think..." I been waiting for this since 2007! Heard the snippets, it sounds solid front to back!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2014 9:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .49.104.10)
Location: Newatk
Comment: Dope Mcing and the beats are way above average.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2014 1:50:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Comment: I've been waiting for this to drop :) SKY & TO have been killing it and this LP proves it. It's just good music, man!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/25/2014 11:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 26.166.243)
Location: that city u dont know
Comment: Grab it and make it a worthy buy, heat and not commercial wackiness. Quality assured.
Name: (Posted: 5/14/2014 7:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 61.195.133)
Location: 802
Comment: Alright been waiting on this one. I guess we will find out if all the time and hype pays off. I certainly hope it does, but you never know.
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