Skyzoo Tackles the Gentrification of Brooklyn on “Bed-Stuy Is Burning”

Written by on May 1, 2021

Skyzoo achieved did it once more.

Ever since The Salvation was launched in 2009, Skyzoo has repeatedly hit us with wonderful tasks on a yearly foundation. Yeah, that’s over a decade’s price of high quality albums. Consistency is an understatement.

Now, after hitting 2020 with The Bluest Note and Milestones, the Brooklyn-bred emcee is again as soon as once more along with his subsequent album, All of the Sensible Issues, dropping June 11th through Mello Music Group.

“My music has all the time been a mix of some issues: storytelling, motive, and reflection,” Sky says. “I inform tales that talk on the motives of these I grew up with and why they’re such, after which mirror on how these issues impacted us all, each my inside circle and subconsciously, the listener.

“With ‘All of the Sensible Issues,’ the concept was to really try to deal with the realities of gentrification and this new period of cultural appropriation, generally referred to as ‘tradition vulturing.’ The way in which they intertwine with each other, parallel at instances, and the way us because the residents of our lengthy standing properties and creators of those cultures have been stripped of it, or at instances let it occur, and even in some circumstances sadly helped it occur, all for what we assumed was our greatest curiosity.

“The irony of all of it is, regardless of the way it all makes us really feel in hindsight, one must admit that the orchestration of it was really good. Brutal, and heinous, however in some way fairly good. Therefore the title of the album.”

To assist kick off the marketing campaign, Skyzoo has shared a video for the album’s lead single, the Rashid Hadee-produced “Mattress-Stuy Is Burning” that includes the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, which was impressed by a novel of the same name by Brian Platzer that advised the story of a white couple residing in Mattress-Stuy and the way the neighborhood works round them and what they encounter.

“Intrigued by the title, I copped it and afterwards I used to be impressed to jot down form of a name and response, talking on the opposite aspect of the fence from what Brian noticed being white and residing within the Stuy along with his household,” Sky says. “As somebody who was within the neighborhood earlier than the characters in his story moved in, I wrote the music to be the opposite finish of the spectrum.”

Test it out under and maintain scrolling for the album’s tracklist; which takes it again to the great ol’ vinyl and cassette days with twin sides – and options from BJ the Chicago Child, Blakk Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, and some others.

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