Skyzoo & Torae – Blue Yankee Fitted (prod. !llmind)

blame it on Shake April 24, 2014

For the first single off their upcoming Barrel Brothers LP, Skyzoo and Torae won’t let anyone forget where they’re from and what city they represent. Backed by an !llmind-produced knocker, Sky and Tor let loose.

SKYZOO: “When putting together the first single, we knew we wanted it to be something that checked everything off of the list as far as the album goes. The list consisting of witty lyricism, true to heart NYC production, and most importantly the feel of New York, but the New York that we grew up in and know so well. Whatever the ‘new New York’ may be is up for debate, but the NYC that shaped us is what this album is based on. What better way to set the album up than with a song centered around the face of NY sports and the greatest hat ever. We covered all bases. No pun intended.”

TORAE: “This is bigger than just a song. The Blue Yankee Fitted is a hip-hop mandate. No matter where I am in the world from Germany to Russia to Thailand there’s always a common thread, that Yankees cap. It’s part of the hip-hop uniform. For us as MCs we’re always inventing the new slang, the new fashion statements, the new literature and Blue Yankee Fitted is gonna be like an anthem. It’s most definitely a New York thing for Sky & I, but bigger than that it’s a hip-hop thing. There are folks that don’t care nothing about the Bronx Bombers but they rock a Blue Yankee Fitted on the daily, now they have a theme song to sing along.”

Stream “Blue Yankee Fitted” below, pick it up on iTunes and be on the lookout for that Barrel Brothers LP on May 27th!

Random fact… Sky, Tor, (CurT@!n$) and !llmind linked up in 2010 and recorded an exclusive song (“The Incredible”) for The DopeHouse’s A 2Dope Mixtape: Empire State Edition.