Skyzoo wants his old New York back. Whether that's the local supermarket of 60 years being replaced by a Whole Foods, or the old lady being forced to leave thanks to surging rent prices, S-K-Y says those in charge "fell in love with the idea of spreading [the city] thin for a buck."
The Brooklyn-bred rapper ushers in that vintage NYC feeling with the gritty "It's All Good" on Monday (Aug. 12), which debuts as the first single on his Retropolitan joint album, exclusively produced by the legendary Pete Rock.
Sky knew he wanted to rhyme over the spacey beat within 10 seconds of Rock pressing play, but the epic backstory behind the 25-year-old creation he would come to find out would only confirm his intuition. "'The crazy thing about this beat is that I made it in '94,'" he recalled Pete further explaining. "'This beat is 25 years old. I never retouched it or re-did it. It came out of the SP-1200. This was when I was making "The World Is Yours" and those sessions.'"