Skyzoo’s new opus, The Mind Of A Saint, is now available! Hailing from Brooklyn, Skyzoo’s career has been defined by groundbreaking perspective, conceptual brilliance, and elite lyricism. It’s impossible to look at the last decade of hip-hop without mentioning Skyzoo’s name. He has written his name on the history of music in indelible ink.
When it comes to conceptual-based projects and stepping out of the box, few artists can compete with Skyzoo’s combination of storytelling, imagination, and reflection. Totally immersing himself in the method, Skyzoo has an innate ability to transform into character and bring his subject(s) matter to life by examining every aspect of emotions, feelings, and duality. These traits were evident on his previous conceptual-based projects; Music For My Friends (2015), In Celebration Of Us (2018), Milestones (2020), and most recently All The Brilliant Things (2021).
Those previous and profound character examinations have led us to Skyzoo’s newest character study, and most profound work to date The Mind Of A Saint; which chronicles the human condition of Franklin Saint from FX’s hit TV series Snowfall.
“When making this album, I wanted to do something that creatively pushed a button. Something that served a purpose, while trying to understand both sides of the fence that it represents. The idea of a fictional character, Franklin Saint, and what his innermost thoughts could be when dealing with the worlds he’s caught in between. What makes it so intriguing is that his character and his world are mirrors of a time and era that really happened. The birth of one of the world’s most addictive drugs and how its ripple effect took on a life that may seemingly never die” Skyzoo explains. “The crack era was one of the worst chapters in black America’s story. Using the “Snowfall” series as a vehicle to delve into both sides was truly fascinating as an emcee. It’s a project that is layered beyond measure. If you’ve never seen Snowfall, you’ll walk away thinking this is a really great album, but if you’re an avid fan of Snowfall, you’ll truly feel as if Franklin, the conflicted boy genius turned millionaire and career criminal truly did pick up a pen and pad to write his life story over a bed of beats. It was one of the most intense projects I’ve ever written. The idea of becoming a fictional character, which represents actual real-life events, making sure to hit every detail, from both the show and our real world, was a writing exercise like no other. I’m honored to have been able to do so, and I’m honored that The Other Guys trusted me to step outside a box, and truly push the envelope with this. Enjoy, and remember, like they told us in the ’80s: Just Say No.”
Skyzoo’s The Mind Of A Saint is now available at all DSP’s via First Generation Rich/HiPNOTT Records.
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