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[VIDEO] Skyzoo – “JanSport Strings”

Remember that moment when you fell in love with Hip-Hop? That defining moment when you knew this was the culture you wanted to be a part of? For Brooklyn’s Skyzoo, that moment came at nine years old when he heard Chi Ali’s “Age Ain’t Nothin But a Number.” That is the basis behind his video for the lead single off A Dream Deferred (October 2). Skyzoo explains it further in his own words.

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. Enjoy…

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