Skyzoo & Dumbo Station Get Jazzy with ‘The Bluest Note’ EP

blame it on Shake April 24, 2020

When it comes to writing rhymes, Skyzoo is one of the nicest to ever do it. Seriously, his pen game is UP there. But the emcee from Brooklyn is more than just a rapper and his range of music extends well passed Hip-Hop.

Fresh off his hard-hitting Retropolitan album with Pete Rock, Sky is taking the road less traveled on his latest collaborative effort as he teams up with Italian jazz band Dumbo Station on The Bluest Note.

Described as a “homage to the classic jazz albums of the genre’s heyday (when LPs were around six tracks total),” the album “is the storytelling and inner-city expressions you’ve come to know and love from [Sky], attached to the jazz orchestration [he’s] dying to introduce to some and re-introduce to others.”

“As much as I’ve incorporated my favorite genre of music with my other favorite genre of music, this is the first time I’ve been able to craft an entire project based on jazz production from top to bottom,” Sky told Complex. “From writing musical arrangements with them and having them bring them to life in the studio in Rome, Italy; it was a perfect union and execution of what I foresaw when I began to sketch out the project.”

Led by “Good Enough Reasons” and “We (Used To) Live In Brooklyn, Baby,” the six-track project can be heard below. Press play and vibe out.