Skyzoo (feat. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble), 'Bed-Stuy is Burning'

As we near the year's end, #NowPlaying recommends songs that slipped through the cracks, but remain in our headphones. On "Bed-Stuy Is Burning," veteran rapper Skyzoo laments how gentrification has torn apart the community that he once knew. Over a gorgeous, jazz-infused beat, Skyzoo runs down a vivid and loving detailing of life in the Brooklyn neighborhood that birthed him. With its soaring brass section and a slick vocal sample taken from Da Bush Babees' "Remember We," the chorus is heartbreaking as Skyzoo pleads to cities and communities throughout the nation: "Please, Philly, don't let this happen to you / Please, Atlanta, don't let this happen to you / Please, DMV, don't let this happen to you..."
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Video: Rick Hyde Ft. Skyzoo, Grafh “Slow Eddie”

You can find Rick in The A. Black Soprano Family’s Rick Hyde is trading raps with Skyzoo and Grafh in the latest music video off his Plates II. Accompanied by Benny The Butcher and the B$F crew, Rick, Skyzoo, and Grafh unleashes their complex and gritty wordplay while walking through an Atlanta suburb at night. Don’t come outside.

Video: Skyzoo “Plugs & Connections / The Scrimmage”

Skyzoo hits the mark with a two-for-one from his latest album, All Brilliant Things. Directed by HiDeph, the powerful vignette follows a young man in living a non existent lifestyle in a new Atlanta that is full of gentrification. Megan Davis. Start making money this time… Spend more time with...

Weekly Dope: Skyzoo, Migos, Your Old Droog & More

With another seven days in the books, we’re catching you up on the best new music with the 249th installment of our Weekly Dope playlist. On the artwork, I ran with a mix of Skyzoo for All the Brilliant Things, Your Old Droog for his TIME album, Migos for finally releasing Culture III, and Guapdad 4000 for updating his 1176 album with !llmind.

Skyzoo Recruits BJ The Chicago Kid & More For His Latest LP "All The Brilliant Things"

Skyzoo is one of the game's most hardest-working players. The 38-year-old Brooklyn native has an extensive discography boasting five solo efforts and nine total including collaborative tapes. With such a storied musical history, it's no wonder that throughout his career he's managed to work with greats like. On his latest...

Skyzoo Details the Gentrification of Brooklyn on “Bed-Stuy Is Burning”

Skyzoo done did it again. Ever since The Salvation was released in 2009, Skyzoo has continuously hit us with amazing projects on a yearly basis. Yeah, that’s over a decade’s worth of quality albums. Consistency is an understatement. Now, after hitting 2020 with The Bluest Note and Milestones, the Brooklyn-bred...

Gotham (Talib Kweli & Diamond D) Drop “Attention Span” With Skyzoo

What happens when two veteran hip hop artists get together? Talib Kweli and Diamond D have joined forces for a collaborative group/project, Gotham. “One of the first well-known producers to ever show me love in this music business was the legend Diamond D,” Kweli said. “I was raised on his music, from his solo work to the incredible contributions he’s made on the albums of others like Big L, Yasiin Bey, A Tribe Called Quest, Fat Joe, Fugees and many others. As a Bronx native, his sound represents the best, most original hip-hop in the world. New York City.”

Talib Kweli & Diamond D Are Gotham Feat. Skyzoo “Attention Span”

Talib Kweli is undeniably one of the most lyrically gifted, socially conscious and politically progressive artists of the last two decades, a span during which he has collaborated with fellow greats such as Yasiin Bey, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Jay Dee, RZA, Kendrick Lamar, Common, Madlib, J.Cole, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Just Blaze, Black Thought, Gary Clark Jr., Jay Electronica, Anderson Paak, Alchemist, Rick Ross, Kaytranada, and De La Soul among many.