Finally there’s an answer for Hip Hop fans yearning for an MC that could bring them back to the genre’s golden era in New York City and beyond. His name is Skyzoo. Get familiar.
At an eager, observant age of just nine, Skyzoo penned his first song about the urban inner city life he witnessed from the window of his 18th floor apartment in Ebbets Field Projects. Fourteen years, five independent mixtapes, 100 songs and countless shows later, the 23-year-old Skyzoo has matured into a legitimate full-fledged artist. The loyal Brooklynite, who has already received accolades from Jay-Z, Nas, Buckshot, Sean Price and EPMD for his street-heavy, sharp narrating style and wit, understands a Hip Hop fan’s mentality and is prepared to customize music for their eyes and ears. Yes, music for their eyes and ears. “If they lend me their ears, they lend me their eyes,” says an assuring Skyzoo, who prides himself in the art of storytelling with a street swagger. “I promise you when you hear my music…I promise you, you’re going to not only hear something that you’ve never heard, but see something you’ve never seen. It’s that real. “My lyrical style and sound is what Hip Hop used to be.”
Some may remember Skyzoo for battling Jin on BET’s 106 & Park, while others may have heard his tracks playing at Madison Square Garden during a Knicks game. In addition, although unsigned and actively grinding for a deal, one would never know it by peeping a live Skyzoo show. More than 800people crowded into the Star Club, a New York City venue which is meant to host a max of 600, on December 22, 2005 just to see Skyzoo tear it down. The attendees included New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who witnessed the show and told Skyzoo he’s the real deal. Respected artists and producers in the game have already taken notice at the sheer talent that Skyzoo brings to the table as well. The Brooklyn MC has already recorded with Little Brother, Khrysis, E-Ness from Bad Boy, EPMD, Sean Price, Needlz, Jay Dilla and Hi-Tek, just to name a few.
Skyzoo is already off to a quick start in 2006. He has recorded The Way You Get Down, a club banger which industry heads are already dubbing the ’06 In Da Club. In addition, Skyzoo has also completed a project with super producer 9th Wonder entitled “Cloud 9: The 3 Day High”. The two completed the 12 song disc in 3 days; which is unheard of in modern day Hip Hop. The buzz surrounding this LP has skyrocketed through the net, and the response and anticipation is beyond belief. Along with that, Skyzoo is enjoying a massive following overseas and is reaching out to his fans with his own site and most recently via MySpace (www.myspace.com/skyzoo). With Skyzoo as the torch bearer, Hip Hop’s future is fluorescent bright.