Dream Deferred

Dream Deferred

by Skyzoo
     
 

Coming hot off his mixtape The Penny Freestyle Series, Skyzoo's official 2012 album builds on all the power and grace of the Brooklyn rapper's early work while adding just a bit of polish, but certainly not too much. Literate and with a natural backpacker flow, Skyzoo rides a superior 9th Wonder production onSee more details below

Overview

Coming hot off his mixtape The Penny Freestyle Series, Skyzoo's official 2012 album builds on all the power and grace of the Brooklyn rapper's early work while adding just a bit of polish, but certainly not too much. Literate and with a natural backpacker flow, Skyzoo rides a superior 9th Wonder production on the key cut "Jansport Strings," a loving tribute to his hero Chi-Ali with a promise to always keep it positive and real. Talib Kweli joins Skyzoo for the album's other major tribute, "Spike Lee Was My Hero," while guest shots from Jill Scott and Freeway are choice, both offering a chemistry with their host that's even better than expected. Black Milk, DJ Khalil, and Tall Black Guy supply the crafted beats, but it's Illmind who becomes the album's MVP (Most Valuable Producer), turning in four tracks of prime future soul including the massive "Pockets Full," which just may make the listener feel as such.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
Label:
Duck Down Music
UPC:
0693461229525
catalogNumber:
2295
Rank:
87260

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Skyzoo   Primary Artist
Godfather   Keyboards
Marshall Brooks   Tuba
Kay Cee   Background Vocals
John Legend   Background Vocals
Peter Hadar   Background Vocals
Nina B   Vocals
!llmind   Synthesizer,Flute,Percussion,Trumpet,Violin,Cello,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Viola,Timpani,fender rhodes
Jessy Wilson   Background Vocals
Big China Symphony   Flute,Percussion,Trumpet,Violin,Cello,Glockenspiel,Viola,Timpani,fender rhodes
Sheila D. Yeah   Vocals
Marion "OJ" Ross   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Eric G.   Producer
Godfather   Producer
Craig B.   Producer
Lou Smith   Promoter
Skrilla   Artwork
DJ Khalil   Producer
9th Wonder   Producer
Black Milk   Producer
Best Kept Secret   Producer
Skyzoo   Executive Producer
DJ Sherazta   Promoter
J. Nicholson   Promoter
Matt Conaway   Publicity
G. Taylor   Composer
C. Cross   Composer
J. Stephens   Composer
Shucky Ducky   Marketing
K. Abdul-Rahman   Composer
Jean Goode   Art Direction
Jonathan Master   Marketing
Jahlil Beats   Producer
!llmind   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Score
Tall Black Guy   Producer
Eli Evnen   Promoter
Alvin Akinti   Promoter
Matt Blakely   Promoter
Shane Gill   Marketing
Terrel Wallace   Producer
Focus   Producer
E. Gabouer   Composer
Craig Balmoris   Composer
Reuben Rodriguez-Robbins   Promoter
David Weiss   Promoter
Bram Van Leuken   Promoter
Fab Ciraolo   Illustrations
Soul Wallace   Executive Producer
Shareef Hakim   Promoter
Kevin Robinson   Publicity
June Cardona   Promoter

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