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DJR
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"Skyzoo - All The Brilliant Things (6/11/21)"


  

          


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Free Jewelry
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St. James Liquors (feat. Aaria) 03:59
3.
A Tour of the Neighborhood (feat. Al Skratch)
4.
Rich Rhetoric
5.
Bodega Flowers (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
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Something To Believe In (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)
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Humble Brag
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I Was Supposed To Be A Trap Rapper
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Plugs and Connections
10.
The Scrimmage (feat. STLNDRMS)
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Culture-ish (feat. Karriem Riggins & Monica Blaire)
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Bed-Stuy Is Burning (feat. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 05:07
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What Money Taught Us (feat. Xiolynn)
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Soft Eyes (feat. Blakk Soul)

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Who’s ready? Skyzoo might have the best catalogue since 2010
Jun 04th 2021
1
i was mad this wasn't out today, lol
Jun 04th 2021
2
      Bed-Stuy is Burning is incredible to me
Jun 04th 2021
4
i've been waiting for this for like a year
Jun 04th 2021
3
RE: Skyzoo - All The Brilliant Things (6/11/21)
Jun 04th 2021
5
thx for the heads up i rock with sky.
Jun 07th 2021
6
Another great effort from Skyzoo
Jun 11th 2021
7
Bed-Stuy Is Burning is just a beautiful song
Jun 12th 2021
8
Kinda obsessed with Soft Eyes
Jun 12th 2021
9
I really wanna like this, but i just don't
Jun 12th 2021
10
Skyzoo in general or this album specifically?
Jun 12th 2021
11
I’ve never heard another album by him
Jun 13th 2021
14
He’s definitely got his lane he stays in
Jun 12th 2021
12
Try his album produced by Pete Rock, Retropolitan
Jun 13th 2021
16
      this one
Jun 14th 2021
20
      2nd best Apollo Brown album imo
Jun 14th 2021
21
           whats your first?
Jun 15th 2021
22
                not Anonymous, but my personal fav is Mona Lisa (w/ Joell Ortiz)
Jun 15th 2021
23
                Trophies
Jun 15th 2021
24
                     This.
Jun 16th 2021
26
                          Words Paint Pictures with Big Pooh, was strong too
Jun 16th 2021
27
      Checked this out. The beats are great
Jun 16th 2021
25
           Yeah, I really loved that album
Jun 16th 2021
28
Amazing!!!
Jun 13th 2021
13
Great album
Jun 13th 2021
15
I love this mofo
Jun 13th 2021
17
culture-ish
Jun 14th 2021
18
Been chipping away at this album
Jun 14th 2021
19

DJR
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1. "Who’s ready? Skyzoo might have the best catalogue since 2010"
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His albums are always good-great and he’s put out a lot of music too.

  

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thebigfunk
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2. "i was mad this wasn't out today, lol"
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Convinced myself it was dropping today, was all ready for it, listened to half of Retropolitan yesterday as a bit of a warm-up...

Then realized it's next week.

That's alright though, gives me more time to play through some of his records before getting into it. He's easily among my favorite rappers right now and he generally has a really good ear for tracks, too. Haven't seen a list of producers yet but with his streak right now I'm not too worried.

Both singles have been good too (could do without the hook on the most recent one).

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DJR
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4. "Bed-Stuy is Burning is incredible to me"
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The second one didn’t grab me as much immediately. I gotta play it more.

  

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mista k5
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3. "i've been waiting for this for like a year"
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definitely ready. one of my favorite rappers out right now.

  

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spidey
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5. "RE: Skyzoo - All The Brilliant Things (6/11/21)"
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Up...Support!

Integrity is the Cornerstone of Artistry...

  

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mikediggz
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6. "thx for the heads up i rock with sky."
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daskap
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7. "Another great effort from Skyzoo"
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Dude has no misses in his discography to me. My only real complaints after a few listens is Sky has fallen in love with the trumpets to where he overdoes it, some of these tracks don't need and it starts to sound like overkill. Also, he needed a different singer on Soft Eyes than Blakk Soul, perfect beat and vibe and he just butchered the hook. Raheem probably would have floated over that.

  

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Garhart Poppwell
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8. "Bed-Stuy Is Burning is just a beautiful song"
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it's weird that with all the things happening in black communities now, a song like this that tackles things like gentrification head on is a rarity instead of the norm

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Ishwip
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9. "Kinda obsessed with Soft Eyes"
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Great album but that song I’ve listened to 30-plus times already, no lie.

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I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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blackfoot_female
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10. "I really wanna like this, but i just don't"
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i keep trying, especially with all the horns, but it's just not for me. i find myself wanting to turn to 38 spesh, ransom, or elzhi

  

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Stadiq
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11. "Skyzoo in general or this album specifically?"
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Just curious because I've never been able to get into Skyzoo at the level I would expect for some reason.

But my first run through of this album was different. I appreciated this more than his others so far.

I think he deserves a lot of love and a lot of praise...I think his subject matter is a lot more varied than people give him credit for but...

I'll be damned if the delivery isn't always the exact same though.

  

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blackfoot_female
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14. "I’ve never heard another album by him"
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I hear the talent on this album, it just hasn’t grabbed me. I’ll probably try again because I really like horns

  

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DJR
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12. "He’s definitely got his lane he stays in"
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but I love it.

  

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16. "Try his album produced by Pete Rock, Retropolitan"
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Sun Jun-13-21 08:36 AM by Oak27

  

          

I recommend that because most Skyzoo albums don't move me much for all the reasons people have already stated, but that album I really enjoyed. The one produced by Apollo Brown is another one I like more than the average Skyzoo album.

  

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20. "this one"
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>The one produced by Apollo Brown is
>another one I like more than the average Skyzoo album.

"the easy truth" is a straight up fantastic record

  

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21. "2nd best Apollo Brown album imo"
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Love that joint

  

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fontgangsta
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22. "whats your first?"
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23. "not Anonymous, but my personal fav is Mona Lisa (w/ Joell Ortiz)"
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Tue Jun-15-21 10:10 AM by Oak27

  

          

I think most people's favorite tends to be either Trophies (w/ OC) or The Left's Gas Mask.

I think Dice Game (w/ Guilty Simpson) is a great project as well.

Also keep in mind I have a hard time separating favorite overall album v. favorite set of instrumentals, so these may not necessarily my favorite albums of Apollo's strictly based on beats, but the overall package of beats and raps. That being said, beats typically drive my overall enjoyment of an album moreso than raps.

  

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24. "Trophies"
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26. "This."
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O.C. x Apollo Brown "Trophies"

LOVE this album.

Also worth checking out...

Boog Brown x Apollo Brown "Brown Study" (2010)
Apollo Brown "Cigarette Burns EP" (2014)
Apollo Brown "Granduer" (2015)

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DJR
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27. "Words Paint Pictures with Big Pooh, was strong too"
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25. "Checked this out. The beats are great"
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Skyzoo is cool as an emcee, and these PR beats slam! Carry The Tradition is my joint!

  

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DJR
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28. "Yeah, I really loved that album"
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Pete was on an absolute roll in ‘19.

  

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13. "Amazing!!!"
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This may be his best ever IMO. I'm not sure if he dumbed the flow down of if I just have gotten smarter, but I found this to be one his most easily digestible albums lyrically. Nothing against his skills, but alot of it always misses me.

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15. "Great album"
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Looking forward to giving this more spins.

Sky is one of the most consistent MCs.

I agree that he has his lane and his flow comes off repetitive but it’s so dope and still always sounds refreshing compared to other MCs to me.

He’s honestly been in my Top 5, maybe Top 3, favorites since 2010 or so....

  

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17. "I love this mofo"
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@geahuwine

  

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18. "culture-ish"
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The production and arrangement on that is ridiculously good and he floats just right on it.

Feeling like the second half of the record as a whole is just a crazy streak but the whole thing is no joke.

On the conversation about his style and flow: All I'll say right now is his rhymes are super dense and the flow is relentlessly driving -- he doesn't take a break and doesn't let the listener do so either, and I think that makes it hard to find an anchor for your ears. You're literally trying to catch up line for line, verse for verse.

I've come to terms with not understanding half his slang (which I think half of it is shit he makes up, lol) and just enjoying finding new lines to admire on every listen. In the big picture though I find him pretty accessible - might not understand every line but get the gist of a verse or a track as a whole - and his subject matter is much more diverse and rich (imo) than a lot of other top tier folks right now.

I do get the whole thing about his flow being monotonous but he switches up here and there, usually to good effect. "Reasons" from The Bluest Note comes to mind, probably one of my favorite tracks from him:

https://youtu.be/HLlmkC7WR9c


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19. "Been chipping away at this album"
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I've had to skip a few songs due to some of the beats, like the Roy Ayers Sunshine flip.... I couldn't hang in there with it, but overall, love me some Skyzoooooo and lyrics are dope as per usual.

... and yeah, he def stays in his lane, and I have no complaints there.

My favorite is still Peddlers theme.

werd.

  

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