The summer may be coming to a close (not to worsen your mood or anything), but Skyzoo is looking to bring the heat as the season ends. In addition to the recently released Theo Vs. J.J. (Dreams Vs. Reality) mixtape, the Brooklyn lyricist will put out his sophomore album, A Dream Deferred, which includes this little gem, “JanSport Strings.” In the video for the banging 9th Wonder-produced anthem, S-K-Y stars in a coming-of-age tale. Here’s what he had to say:
The theme was to show the parallels between me as a 9-year old aspiring emcee and me now as an accomplished emcee and artist, and how the things around me that groomed me haven’t changed. The song is a 3-minute auto-bio of me as a kid in Brooklyn.
The ending is a clip from Video Music Box, the legendary NYC video show run by DJ Ralph McDaniels. This episode in particular was the debut of Chi-Ali’s ‘Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number’. Seeing that video that day on this episode of VMB made me start rhyming. This clip was literally the moment that changed my life. And the Chi-Ali tee shirt is pretty amazing. They’ll be on sale soon.
You can watch the video below. Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred hits shelves Oct. 2 via Duck Down/The Faculty.