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Skyzoo Previews New LP “In Celebration of Us”

Posted: January 11, 2018 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Skyzoo is ready to kick off 2018 with his most layered and ambitious album to the date. On the aptly named In Celebration of Us, the Brooklyn emcee is addressing the many realities of being black in America, ranging from social protest and love to gentrification.

“On this album, I wanted to tap into the present, more so than any other album of mine as far as full projects. Music of the times is the best way to describe it” Skyzoo told Billboard. “From cultural appropriation and gentrification to police brutality and the irony of motives behind bigger motives, it’s an album that explores who we are and why we are where we are in society, as a people. What’s been done to us and what we’ve done to ourselves, mainly out of confused necessity, all while celebrating us in the process.

Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelle’s Show, The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Black-ish, the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. It’s intense, and it’s beautiful. I’m honored to be able to give my take on our story.”

The album boasts production from !llmind, Apollo Brown, Daringer, Cardiak, Ave. Prod, Seige Monstracity,  Marc Nfinit, Tuamie and Arte Mitchell. In Celebration of Us drops on February 2.

Tracklisting For Skyzoo’s ‘In Celebration of Us’:

1. Everybody’s Fine
2. Sound Like…
3. Baker’s Dozen f. Raheem Devaughn

4. Crown Holder
5. Heirlooms & Accessories
6. Forever In A Day
7. Remembering The Rest (Interlude) f. WordsNCurves
8. The Purpose f. Kay Cola
9. Love is Love
10. Black Sambo
11. Parks & Recreation f. Saba Abraha
12. Collateral f. Jake&Papa
13. The Stick-Up Tape From “Menace”
14. Hoodie SZN
15. Honor Amongst Thieves


Joe Budden – “I Gotta Ask” (Prod. by araabMUZIK)

Posted: October 17, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Just day before the date of their collaboration Rage & The Machine (October 21), Joe Budden and araabMUZIK drop the project’s third single “I Gotta Ask.”

“The beat immediately brought me to a very nostalgic place, it just felt good,” Budden told BET. “Hopefully, it’ll have that same effect when others hear it; I’d like for that to resonate.”



We’re keeping it in a West Coast frame of mind this evening. The latest banger to leak off Game’s latest project (Streets of Compton) features AD and AV.


Wale Drops Michael Jackson Inspired “PYT”

Posted: May 20, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Wale is putting the finishing touches on his sixth studio album SHINE (Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy). Tonight, the DMV star released the first single “PYT” featuring Sam Sneak. After the critical acclaim for his last album, the creative The Album About Nothing, “PYT”comes off as sounding like a safe, by the numbers radio offering. Check it out and see if you agree.


Two weeks away and counting! The second trailer for season six of Game of Thrones finds all the houses awash in the desire for retribution. Sansa Stark has eyes on everyone who’s wronged her family. Arya is getting her last chance at making a new life as an assassin. The Lannisters, Jamie included, looked to have returned to their fearsome, diabolical selves. Danaerys, still captured, looks poised to unleash the dragon within and command a new army.

While all this is going on, the true threat to the entire realm rests in the North with the Night’s King and his White Walkers. Season six begins on April 24.

Future – “Fly Sh*t Only”

Posted: February 4, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Future_EvolOne day before he debuts EVOL exclusively on Apple Music, Future made an appearance Zach Lowe’s Beats 1 show to leak the album cut “Fly Shit Only.” The project is available for pre-order on iTunes.


Jadakiss makes his latest case for legendary status when he drops Top 5 Dead or Alive on November 20. With a title like that, the album can’t be anything short of greatness. Listen to his new drops with Future (“You Can See Me”), Nipsey Hussle and Ne-Yo (“Ain’t Nuthin New”) to see if he’s on the right track.