This week Day 1 Radio caught up with highly-skilled MC and songwriter Skyzoo to talk about his everything from his upcoming album with Pete Rock to dabbling in film. Find a second to sit back and enjoy this one.
4:30 Skyzoo talks his journey since 2009’s “The Salvation.”
-Hip-Hop has changed a lot in 10 years, but Sky has remained relevant by being selective. He also explains his writing process.
11:00 “Fatherhood is the greatest thing in the world”
-Skyzoo keeps it real about being a father and having his father in his life.
13:00 Moving to Atlanta
-Skyzoo has been coming down south for a while, now he talks about why he made the permanent move.
15:30 Working with Pete Rock on “Retropolitan” collaboration album
-Sky says he can’t get into too many details, but still shares some good news about the project. He also reveals that he’s a jazz snob.
25:30 Don’t expect a big “The Salvation” 10th Anniversary celebration
-Sky says he is working on a documentary, but don’t expect a tour. He also talks about the difference between music you relate to and escape too.
31:30 Is there too much rap music to listen to?
-Sky talks about who his favorite MCs are but admits that it’s hard to keep up.
35:50 Skyzoo’s stance on streaming music
-Skyzoo says he’s not against streaming music but wants fans to understand you support artists by actually buying music, not streaming it.
38:50 “Anybody that says they didn’t have major label aspirations is lying”
-Skyzoo has always been independent but admits he’d love the major label shine if he could still have control and be happy with what he’s producing.
42:30 Skyzoo talks placements and licensing
-Skyzoo breaks down how placements and licensing have helped his career and the difference between the two. He also talks about how music consumption is at an all-time high, but music sales are at an all-time low.
45:00 Getting into film
-Skyzoo talks how he’s landed film roles and his part in the acclaimed film Patti Cake$
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