Skyzoo has done it again.
Ever since The Salvation was released in 2009, Skyzoo has continuously hit us with amazing projects on a yearly basis. Yeah, that’s over a decade’s worth of quality albums. Consistency is an understatement.
“My music has always been a combination of a few things: storytelling, motive, and reflection,” Sky says. “I tell stories that speak on the motives of those I grew up with and why they’re such, and then reflect on how those things impacted us all, both my inner circle and subconsciously, the listener.
“With ‘All the Brilliant Things,’ the idea was to truly try and tackle the realities of gentrification and this new era of cultural appropriation, commonly known as ‘culture vulturing.’ The way they intertwine with one another, parallel at times, and how us as the residents of our long standing homes and creators of these cultures have been stripped of it, or at times let it happen, and even in some cases sadly helped it happen, all for what we assumed was our best interest.
“The irony of it all is, despite how it all makes us feel in hindsight, one would have to admit that the orchestration of it was truly brilliant. Brutal, and heinous, but somehow pretty brilliant. Hence the title of the album.”
Equipped with 14 tracks – including “Bed-Stuy is Burning,” “St. James Liquors” and “Bodega Flowers” with BJ the Chicago Kid – the album has features and production from Karriem Riggins, Raheem DeVaughn (who just release a dope album with Apollo Brown), King Thelonious, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Blakk Soul, Rashid Hadee, Marc NFinit, and a few others.
Press play and add All the Brilliant Things wherever you get music.