'In Celebration of Us' is easily the most complex, most layered and most important work to date, no debates in Skyzoo's distinguished career. His greatest piece thus far. Produced by Illmind, Apollo Brown, Daringer, Marc Nfinit, Cardiak, Tuamie, Ave Prod., Seige Monstracity, and Arte Mitchell. No rap features, Skyzoo got enough raps. These are stories that, like The Salvation, he preferred to tell on his own. Sky has never been this meticulous about an album in his life. Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelle's Show meets The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Blackish meets the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. It's intense. And it's beautiful!!
Skyzoo commented to Billboard:
"On this album, I wanted to tap into the present, more so than any other album of mine as far as full projects. Music of the times is the best way to describe it. From cultural appropriation and gentrification to police brutality and the irony of motives behind bigger motives, it's an album that explores who we are and why we are where we are in society, as a people. What's been done to us and what we've done to ourselves, mainly out of confused necessity, all while celebrating us in the process. Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelle's Show, The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Black-ish, the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. It's intense, and it's beautiful. I'm honored to be able to give my take on our story".
Skyzoo's 'In Celebration of Us'–featuring guest spots & production by Raheem Devaughn, !llmind, Apollo Brown, and more–hits stores and all streaming sites 2.2.2018 via EMPIRE. Pre-orders are also now available as well.
'In Celebration of Us' Tracklisting:
- Everybody's Fine
- Sound Like…
- Baker's Dozen featuring Raheem Devaughn
- Crown Holder
- Heirlooms & Accessories
- Forever In A Day
- Remembering The Rest (Interlude) featuring WordsNCurves
- The Purpose featuring Kay Cola
- Love Is Love
- Black Sambo
- Parks & Recreation featuring Saba Abraha
- Collateral featuring Jake&Papa
- The Stick-Up Tape From "Menace"
- Hoodie SZN
- Honor Amongst Thieves