Skyzoo Has Released An Entire Album As Snowfall’s Franklin Saint - DMT NEWS

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Skyzoo Has Released An Entire Album As Snowfall’s Franklin Saint

Skyzoo has been on a tear for the last five years in an already decorated career of elite lyricism and quality album-making. In that time, the Brooklyn, New York veteran MC released <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">In Celebration Of Us</span></em></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">, </span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Retropolitan </span></em></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">with Pete Rock, and 2021's stunning </span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">All The Brilliant Things</span></em></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. 2020 also included two standout EPs within that clip: </span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">The Bluest Note</span></em></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> (with band Dumbo Station) and </span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Milestones</span></em></a><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. In <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2019</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2020</a>, and<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> 2021</a>, Skyzoo made albums that were named among <em>Ambrosia For Heads</em>' best, respectively. </span> Well before the latest dose of creativity, Skyzoo has established himself as an MC who enjoys attention-grabbing concepts. He's made <em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">An Ode To Reasonable Doubt</a>, an</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> acclaimed homage to another BK MC's classic and the self-explanatory <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Spike Lee Was My Hero</a>" (<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">who then appeared in the visual</a>). More recently, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the artist added a third, unofficial volume to Jay's "Friend Or Foe"</a> (which has grown harder to find since release). Throughout his catalog, Skyzoo's music is filled with treasures for those in the know while maintaining accessibility to people simply looking for top-shelf rhymes and dope beats.</span> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skyzoo &amp; Antman Wonder Remake JAY-Z’s <em>Reasonable Doubt</em> Album From Top To Bottom</a> On January 13, S-K-Y returned with <em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">The Mind Of A Saint</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. The release positions Skyzoo as "Franklin Saint" from </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Snowfall</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">. The storyteller creates a companion experience, not unlike<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> JAY-Z's 2007 </a></span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">American Gangster</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> drop, which coincided with the film of the same name. Skyzoo chooses his spot carefully, as the sixth and final season of FX's </span><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">Snowfall</span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true"> begins airing on February 22—nearly four years after<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> the series co-creator John Singleton passed away</a> from <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">complications related to a stroke</a>.</span> “When making this album, I wanted to do something that creatively pushed a button. Something that served a purpose, while trying to understand both sides of the fence that it represents. The idea of a fictional character, 'Franklin Saint,' and what his innermost thoughts could be when dealing with the worlds he’s caught in between. What makes it so intriguing is that his character and his world are mirrors of a time and era that really happened. The birth of one of the world’s most addictive drugs and how its ripple effect took on a life that may seemingly never die," Skyzoo said in a press statement. "The crack era was one of the worst chapters in Black America’s story. Using the <em>Snowfall</em> series as a vehicle to delve into both sides was truly fascinating as an MC. It’s a project that is layered beyond measure. If you’ve never seen <em>Snowfall</em>, you’ll walk away thinking this is a really great album, but if you’re an avid fan of <em>Snowfall</em>, you’ll truly feel as if 'Franklin,' the conflicted boy genius turned millionaire and career criminal truly did pick up a pen and pad to write his life story over a bed of beats. It was one of the most intense projects I’ve ever written. The idea of becoming a fictional character, which represents actual real-life events, making sure to hit every detail, from both the show and our real world, was a writing exercise like no other. I’m honored to have been able to do so, and I’m honored that The Other Guys trusted me to step outside a box, and truly push the envelope with this. Enjoy, and remember, like they told us in the '80s: Just Say No.” <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skyzoo Explains How Phonte Talked Him Out Of Retiring</a> <iframe style="border: 0; width: 560px; height: 996px;" src="" seamless=""><a href="">The Mind of A Saint by Skyzoo &amp; The Other Guys</a></iframe> Across 10 songs and nearly 45 minutes, Skyzoo speaks as "Franklin Saint," the series protagonist. The MC deftly puts himself in the mind of the character, and raps about the motivations, surroundings, and plot points. The depth and detail are both staggering. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skyzoo &amp; Jadakiss Put Their Weight Into an Awesome Lyrical Display (Audio)</a> For this LP, Skyzoo teamed with The Other Guys. The production duo of Mighty Joe and Isaiah "Insanate" Mensah follow a rich musical tradition with Sky that includes Pete Rock, !llmind, Apollo Brown, and 9th Wonder, among others. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Washington D.C.-based Other Guys have been putting in work with Skyzoo for years</a>. The songs feature thoughtful interludes, and Pete Rock/DJ Premier-style outro beats at the end. The music chemistry is thick on this release, which has great value even to those not versed with <em>Snowfall</em>. The album arrives as a joint release between Sky's First Generation Rich and The Other Guys' HiPNOTT Records, a veteran indie imprint that also releases music from Tanya Morgan. Outside of music, in the last year, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skyzoo also opened The Burger Bistro</a>, a restaurant now operating in Greater Atlanta. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Torae Freestyles His Responses In His Sway Interview. THIS Is A True MC (Video)</a> New music by Skyzoo &amp; The Other Guys is currently featured on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the <em>Ambrosia For Heads</em> playlist</a>. <strong>#BonusBeat:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skyzoo's 2021 interview with <em>AFH</em>'s<em> What's The Headline</em> podcast</a> that chronicles his <em>All The Brilliant Things</em> album, fatherhood, and more: <iframe title="YouTube video player" src="" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> #DmtDaily


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