A Dream Deferred [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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: 10/2/2012
  • Label: Duck Down Music
  • UPC: 693461229525
  • Catalog Number: 2295
  • Sales rank: 117,231

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dreams In A Basement (5:59)
  2. 2 Jansport Strings (One Time For Chi-Ali) (3:19)
  3. 3 Pockets Full (4:11)
  4. 4 Give It Up - DJ Prince (3:40)
  5. 5 Glass Ceilings (3:47)
  6. 6 Range Rover Rhythm (3:28)
  7. 7 The Knowing - Jessy Wilson (6:00)
  8. 8 Drew & Derwin (4:19)
  9. 9 Realization - Jared Evan (3:52)
  10. 10 The Rage Of Roemello (5:39)
  11. 11 How To Make It Through Hysteria (6:04)
  12. 12 Steel’s Apartment (4:12)
  13. 13 Spike Lee Was My Hero (5:37)
  14. 14 The Cost Of Sleep (5:37)
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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
The 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
Buckshot Associate Executive Producer
Craig B. Producer
Lou Smith Promoter
Dru Ha Associate Executive Producer
Skrilla Artwork
DJ Khalil Producer
9th Wonder Producer
Black Milk Producer
Best Kept Secret Producer
Skyzoo Executive Producer
Chris Boerner Mastering
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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