Today’s guest is BK’s Skyzoo.. he is a lyricist, emcee, ghost writer, producer and proud father… In this interview he shares some advice on how to stay relevant in the game, his favorite mixtape dj(s), and what he’s been up to in the studio lately.
“In Celebration of Us”, his latest release covers topics such as police brutality, racism, the state of black culture, stereotypes and politics. The photo credit goes to Robert Adam Mayer.
Peace Skyzoo where’s home?
Peace peace. Home for me is Brooklyn. I was born and raised in Brooklyn but also split my time up in high school in Southside Jamaica Queens. I recently bought a house in Atlanta less than a year ago, so I’m here now but I go back and forth to BK all the time.
For those who arent familair with your music what would you suggest they go check out?
I’d start with my most recent release “In Celebration of Us”, then back track year by year. Wherever you land though, I’m confident you’ll stick around as a listener.
How did you get the name Skyzoo?
My name Skyzoo came from a disco group in the 80s from Brooklyn named Skyy. I was born in the early 80s and the group was very popular in Brooklyn at the time and they had a song called “Skyyzoo”. My family began calling me that as a toddler as sort of a nickname. It stuck, and when I began to make music I just used what was already apart of my background.
Anything outstanding happen to you within the last month you want to share?
I’m a dad so everyday with my son is outstanding, lol. My life revolves around my son, and I’m honored to be able to say so.
Latest release(s) or projects??
My most recent LP is 2018’s “In Celebration of Us”. It’s my personal favorite and best work to date as far as what’s in stores. It’s an honest look at black life, culture, angst, and determination.
Are you in the studio with Pete Rock?? Whats that all about?
Pete and I are wrapping up our collabo album “Retropolitan”. Fully produced by Pete, it’s something I’m really excited for people to hear and relate to. Working with Pete was a great experience. Legendary indeed.
Favorite classic mixtape dj(s)?
As a NY’er I’d say Dj Clue due to what he did for the mixtape scene, Tony Touch, Kay Slay, Ron G, Kid Capri, Doo Wop, the list goes on and on.
How do you stay in the game and be relavant in todays saturated market any advice?
The key to it all is consistency. You have to know how to balance making sure you don’t over saturate but also don’t disappear.
Do you find more love in the USA or over seas??
I think there is a misconception that the USA doesn’t show love the way overseas does. Make no mistake, the love overseas is tremendous, but it’s great at home as well.
Favorite bodega?? What was the last item you purchased there?
I don’t think I have a favorite bodega, I love them all, LOL. The last item I purchased that one was probably a chopped turkey cheese and an Arizona iced tea.
Last words or shout outs?
Much love to you guys for vibing with me, and to all of my supporters over the years. You all are appreciated tremendously.
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