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He deserves more light on his music and career.
Too much light gets shed on artist who can't come close to Skyzoo's lyrical skill.
If you're a fan of Hip Hop then this is a must buy.
On this new album, he experiments with live instrumentation- complete with string and horn sections. Joining him for the execution of "A Dream Deferred" is Illmind- who not only produces the lion's share of the project, but also is the sole recording engineer and mixer. Returning this time around are some familiar names, such as 9th Wonder (who produces the first single "Jansport Strings"), Eric G. and the production team Best Kept Secret. Also, Meek Mill producer Jahlil Beats produces the radio friendly "Range Rover Rhythm", while Detroit native Black Milk oversees the production of "Steel's Apartment". A few R&B singers show up as well- such as Jill Scott on the opening track "Dreams In A Basement".Read more ›
Well thought out album, no fillers, good top to bottom... shows growth from the salvation to projects such as live from the tape deck and the great debater and most recently theo vs jj mixtape that led up to a dream deferred....
Skyzoo stays consistently delivering potent lyrics over a very nice selection of beats, even going out of his comfort zone and taking on dubstep... no complaints at all... very hard to name standout tracks without basically listing 80% of the album... would have loved a Torae feature and a Premo track but.. honestly, can't complain.. very high replay value as well, on the fifth listen you'll still be catching something new that you missed on the last listen.
definitely worth the purchase
Except that's the flaw of Sky's latest A Dream Deferred. Ditch tracks 7-10, which are not terrible songs, but are held down by being too R&B for a dude that supposedly isn't R&B. Without those songs we would have a classic album.
But don't let that keep you from picking up the album. Rest of the tracks are what is to be expected of Sky. He even kicks it up a notch with a variety of horns that aren't simply loops. Be assured, Skyzoo knows music and what sounds demand his voice.
Pockets Full - Solid, classic hip hop beat with a little help from Freeway on the lyrics.
Give it Up - A rare, successful use of the dubstep sound. Put your glow-sticks away. This is still hip-hop.
Steel's Apartment - Vibe that sent me back to the golden era. Love the looped horns in the background of the rhymes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good... premium Hip Hop. Beats are tight and Skyzoos delivery of information and methods of flowing with the beat shows real skill. Easy to see and hear that he loves the art.Published on April 2, 2014 by Hamlet R Bent
Been a fan since I checked out "Live from the tape deck" solid artist thanks Mr. Zoo for the real HipHop!!!!Published on January 7, 2014 by Nathaniel Williams
Great project all around, Skyzoo is a truly underrated artist.The production was top notch with the classic east coast vibe and the features were perfectly placed with the tracks.Published on January 1, 2014 by madmike30
There are a lot of good songs on this album and Sky always has a nice flow. Would have been nice to see another 9th wonder collab but this one was right up there.Published on December 29, 2013 by Darth Polluter
I really get into this album; it has great production(very musical with a hip hop twist) great lyricism and topics not often discussed on hip hop albums; especially in this day and... Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
People like Skyzoo are keeping hip hop alive and well. I will be listening to this guy's music for as long as he makes it.Published on May 5, 2013 by Ru
Nice work! I really enjoyed this album. Very interesting production, and of course, lyricism like whoa. Definitely check this out.Published on March 21, 2013 by FRESHPOETIC