Skyzoo is not only one of the dopest emcees alive, but also among the most hardworking as well. So it should come as no surprise that today a little over two months after announcing and then releasing his newest collaboration album with nu-jazz band, Dumbo Station, entitled, The Bluest Note. That the Brooklyn emcee is already set to release his newest EP, Milestones, this Friday, June 19th.
Releasing earlier today the very smooth and jazzy !llmind-produced lead single, A Song For Fathers. Before announcing the new EP. The Brooklyn emcee having the following to say about the single and it’s theme. “With “A Song For Fathers,” I wanted to make a theme song for fellow dads to celebrate on Father’s Day, as well as every day that we may need to hear some encouragement. We’ve all grown up to music that celebrates motherhood, which has been beautiful and is always needed, but the songs celebrating fatherhood, although existing, have been few and far between. In our current climate as a people, the reality of families being left without a father is deafening. Due to all of the social injustices that are ringing louder than ever, we’re seeing the impact of fathers being stripped away from their loved ones. Although I wrote this record way before our current events began to take place (summer ‘19), the timing is eerily spot on. This is one of my favorite records I’ve ever written, and if it somehow becomes the record I’m most known for down the line, I couldn’t be prouder.”
Perfectly timed for this upcoming Father’s Day Weekend. The EP, is also named after his son Miles, and signifies the milestones that dad’s everywhere reach in life as they grow into fatherhood. A conceptual EP where Sky will be sharing stories about his life as a kid, growing up with a dad, being a dad, and the importance of it all shaping him into the Father he’s today.
Skyzoo also adding in a statement how important! !llmind’s production was for the single. “Production wise I specifically went to !llmind, who’s been a frequent collaborator of mine throughout my career, for two reasons: one, he’s one of the greatest producers ever, and his specialty is bringing your idea to life larger than you’d imagined, and two, if you know !llmind you know he makes music due to his dad having been a musician in his own right. His dad passed away awhile back and I know he’s hugely influenced by his dad’s legacy, so I knew he’d understand the importance of such a record. Needless to say, he hit it out the park.”
You can listen below to see if you think both Skyzoo and !llmind really did hit it out the park with this record. Also don’t forget to look out for the new EP from the Brooklyn-bred emcee dropping this Friday and just in time for Father’s Day Weekend.