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Skyzoo & Pete Rock feat. Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn & Elzhi – “Eastern Conference All Stars”

Retropolitan is as New York as ordering a chopped cheese sandwich and a Backwoods while being watched by a bodega cat. It’s a crowded and delayed 4 train clattering into the Crown Heights-Utica Avenue station, a dollar slice, a yellow cab, a killer crossover at The Rucker, a busted fire hydrant in the summer with kids leaping into the water. It is a dozen tracks of elegiac, restore-the-feeling, five boroughs hip-hop from two of the finest to ever incinerate a mic or set an SP-1200 aflame: Skyzoo and Pete Rock. Welcome to the rebirth of the city.

Let Skyzoo tell it: this is a love letter and a wakeup call to New York, all at the same time, as they have witnessed its culture stripped away layer by layer.  The tone on the Mello Music Group album is clarion from the introductory clips of “Men Like Us.” The Brooklyn MC and the Mount Vernon immortal have been tested in the wars; they’re experts trained under fire, fated to make waves and create change. In an industry overrun by clout- chasing amateurs, Retropolitan is testament to mastery of craft, the meticulous story-telling, sample chopping, syllabic intricacy, and drum pattern genius that can only come from a virtuosic pair for whom hip-hop perfection has been a lifelong pursuit.
 
You already know Pete Rock. If you don’t, just check the records shattered in the hip-hop Hall of Fame.  The Chocolate Boy Wonder is on everyone’s production Mount Rushmore. He is arguably the greatest remixer of all-time, behind both classic solo albums (Soul Survivor I and IIPeteStrumentals) and in the group formation with his original partner CL Smooth. In “T.R.O.Y,” he’s responsible for the anthem that defines the golden age of the most important form of musical expression of the last half-century. He made “The World is Yours.” And he crucially became a principal influence on subsequent production visionaries like J Dilla and 9th Wonder.

Today, Sky and Pete are back with Retropolitan’s second single, the dream team posse cut “Eastern Conference All Stars.”  When putting together Retropolitan, one of the first ideas I had was to put together the ultimate posse cut, with everyone who’s on the record being who I always had in mind” Skyzoo recalled.  “Something in the vein of DMX’s “Ni**as Done Started Something,” Jay-Z’s “Reservoir Dogs,” LL’s “4321” etc.  I broke the idea down to Pete and he immediately played this beat.  Pete knew exactly what would work for us to go bar crazy.  When you put 5 top-tier lyricists on the same team at the same time; a blowout game ensues.  Glad to have my peoples, who happen to be some of the best in the biz penmanship wise all in the same starting lineup for this all star game.”

Retropolitan includes 12-tracks, all produced by Pete Rock, with features from Styles P, Benny The Butcher, Conway, Westside Gunn, Elzhi and Raheem Devaughn.  It is more than an album of dope rhymes and dope beats.  It’s two generations of legendary native New Yorkers putting it down and pulling no punches. 

Skyzoo & Pete Rock’s Retropolitan will be released on 9-20-19 via Mello Music Group.

Stream Skyzoo & Pete Rock f/ Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn & Elzhi “Eastern Conference All Stars”: https://mmg-skyzoo.bandcamp.com/track/eastern-conference-all-stars-feat-westside-gunn-conway-benny-the-butcher-and-elzhi

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Skyzoo & Pete Rock’s Retropolitan at your preferred DSP: https://smarturl.it/Retropolitan

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Skyzoo & Pete Rock – “It’s All Good” [Video]

Retropolitan is as New York as ordering a chopped cheese sandwich and a Backwoods while being watched by a bodega cat. It’s a crowded and delayed 4 train clattering into the Crown Heights-Utica Avenue station, a dollar slice, a yellow cab, a killer crossover at The Rucker, a busted fire hydrant in the summer with kids leaping into the water. It is a dozen tracks of elegiac, restore-the-feeling, five boroughs hip-hop from two of the finest to ever incinerate a mic or set an SP-1200 aflame: Skyzoo and Pete Rock. Welcome to the rebirth of the city.

Let Skyzoo tell it: this is a love letter and a wakeup call to New York, all at the same time, as they have witnessed its culture stripped away layer by layer.  The tone on the Mello Music Group album is clarion from the introductory clips of “Men Like Us.” The Brooklyn MC and the Mount Vernon immortal have been tested in the wars; they’re experts trained under fire, fated to make waves and create change. In an industry overrun by clout- chasing amateurs, Retropolitan is a testament to the mastery of craft, the meticulous story-telling, sample chopping, syllabic intricacy, and drum pattern genius that can only come from a virtuosic pair for whom hip-hop perfection has been a lifelong pursuit.
 
You already know Pete Rock. If you don’t, just check the records shattered in the hip-hop Hall of Fame.  The Chocolate Boy Wonder is on everyone’s production Mount Rushmore. He is arguably the greatest remixer of all-time, behind both classic solo albums (Soul Survivor I and IIPeteStrumentals) and in the group formation with his original partner CL Smooth. In “T.R.O.Y,” he’s responsible for the anthem that defines the golden age of the most important form of musical expression of the last half-century. He made “The World is Yours.” And he crucially became a principal influence on subsequent production visionaries like J Dilla and 9th Wonder.

“It’s All Good,” finds Skyzoo skating over a beat from Pete’s secret “SP-1200 stash,” and this one in particular was produced in 1994 around the same time as Pete’s Illmatic sessions with Nas.

Today, Sky and Pete are back with a visual for “It’s All Good,” which was premiered by Vibe.  “The video, directed by Sen Floyd, shows a raw but vibrant scene of the NY that Pete and I know” Skyzoo conveyed to Vibe.  “The graffiti, the color schemes, city folk cutting by in between shots, even the industrial feel that peaks it’s head in the camera at times, all of it, along with the shots of the corners and 22 story buildings that define NY, are what we know of the city. It matches the essence of the song perfectly. One of my favorite videos to date for what it depicts and represents”. 

Retropolitan includes 12-tracks, all produced by Pete Rock, with features from Styles P, Benny The Butcher, Conway, Westside Gunn, Elzhi and Raheem Devaughn.  It is more than an album of dope rhymes and dope beats.  It’s two generations of legendary native New Yorkers putting it down and pulling no punches. 

Skyzoo & Pete Rock’s Retropolitan will be released on 9-20-19 via Mello Music Group.

You can now pre-order, add and favorite Skyzoo & Pete Rock’s Retropolitan at your preferred DSP: https://smarturl.it/Retropolitan

Stream Skyzoo & Pete Rock’s “It’s All Good”: https://soundcloud.com/mellomusicgroup/skyzoo-pete-rock-its-all-good-official-single

Young RJ – WAIT (feat. Boldy James, Pete Rock)[Music Video]

As a forever present unofficial-turned-official member of Slum Village, producer/rapper Young RJ has twice been entrusted with continuing the legacy of Detroit’s most important rap group. But with a prosperous music career behind the scenes and officially as part of the group, he’s ready to speak for himself with his solo debut BLAQ ROYALT.

 

On BLAQ ROYALT, Young RJ shows the same musical versatility that made him such a reliable producer for the likes of Slum Village and 50 Centand a mic presence that’s just as potent. RJ’s solo career has been a long time coming. As a child, he toured with his parents, who founded the Detroit R&B band, R.J.’s Latest Arrival, while family friend, founding member of Slum Village and legendary producer J Dilla taught him how to program a drum machine and mix songs as a teenager. Once Dilla felt he was ready, he asked for Young RJ’s help with completing “Climax,” a fan favorite from Slum Village’s seminal 2000 album Fantastic Vol. 2.

 

Young RJ’s tutelage was put to the test when Slum Village’s roster was shaken up: Dilla left to pursue a solo career, Baatin left because of health issues and he was tasked to co-produce their transitionnel album Trinity (Past, Present and Future); and his contributions were largely unaccredited.

 

Purchase “Wait” at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wait-feat-pete-rock-boldy-james-single/id1238874788?ls=1&app=itunes

 

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Detroit’s Producer/Rapper Young RJ links with Pete Rock & Boldy James For New Record “Wait”

 

As a forever present unofficial-turned-official member of Slum Village, producer/rapper Young RJ has twice been entrusted with continuing the legacy of Detroit’s most important rap group. But with a prosperous music career behind the scenes and officially as part of the group, he’s ready to speak for himself with his solo debut BLAQ ROYALT.

 

On BLAQ ROYALT, Young RJ shows the same musical versatility that made him such a reliable producer for the likes of Slum Village and 50 Centand a mic presence that’s just as potent. RJ’s solo career has been a long time coming. As a child, he toured with his parents, who founded the Detroit R&B band, R.J.’s Latest Arrival, while family friend, founding member of Slum Village and legendary producer J Dilla taught him how to program a drum machine and mix songs as a teenager. Once Dilla felt he was ready, he asked for Young RJ’s help with completing “Climax,” a fan favorite from Slum Village’s seminal 2000 album Fantastic Vol. 2.

 

Young RJ’s tutelage was put to the test when Slum Village’s roster was shaken up: Dilla left to pursue a solo career, Baatin left because of health issues and he was tasked to co-produce their transitionnel album Trinity (Past, Present and Future); and his contributions were largely unaccredited.

 

Despite finding new mainstream success, Slum Village went on hiatus after 2005, leaving RJ free to build his own catalog. Forever his mentor, an inspiring conversation with Dilla before his death in 2006 led Young RJ to work and study old school bands like One Way and Zapp to sharpen his music chord progressions.  As his sound matured he began to place beats with 50 Cent, G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, Little Brother, De La Soul, Eric Roberson and Proof.

 

But just as he began to build momentum, family business called; as Slum Village was ready to return. Young RJ abandoned his outside work to resume a workhorse producer/engineer role. Yet, the group dissolved just as quickly as they reemerged– Baatin tragically died in 2009 and Elzhi left the group.

 

Determined to keep the group alive, Young RJ honored a late wish of Baatin’s and in 2012 officially joined Slum Village not only as a producer, but an official member. It was his first time regularly rocking the mic since childhood, but nevertheless, he and T3 reinforced Slum Village’s legacy with two critically-acclaimed albums, Evolution (2013) and Yes! (2015), and during the past five years the group has crossed the globe numerous times over and staged multiple worldwide tours.

 

After Slum’s last world tour, RJ returned to his Detroit studio and began preparing his solo-debut. Music fans have depended on Young RJ’s ear and with BLAQ ROYALT he delivers; as always.  “Creating my first solo project gives me a different sense of freedom and although my music is based on the Slum Village philosophy of sound, people will now get insight into one of the men behind the music,” states Young RJ.  BLAQ ROYALT is self-produced and includes collaborations with BJ The Chicago Kid, De La Soul and as “Wait” suggests, Pete Rock and Boldy James and will be released this summer.

 

“Wait” finds the artists’ delivering three verses from different perspectives; RJ waxes poetically about trying to make it in life, but not exchanging your soul for it, Pete salutes the strength of his family for helping him survive the music business for two decades and Boldy James narrates his struggle on how hip hop kept him from becoming another statistic on the streets of Detroit.

 

 

Purchase “Wait” at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wait-feat-pete-rock-boldy-james-single/id1238874788?ls=1&app=itunes
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https://soundcloud.com/YoungRJ313

https://www.youngrj313.com/

Snyp Life Releases “Without You” Ft. Emanny and Sheek Louch on iTunes

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Snyp Life Releases Single “Without You” on iTunes Featuring Emanny and Sheek Louch off Debut EP “Back Again.”

Snyp Lyfe’s long anticipated solo EP “Back Again” will be available for download on iTunes and all major downloading portals on November 4th, 2016. Until then, Snyp teases listeners with a sneak peek of what’s to come with his second single.

“‘Without You’ was motivated by real life relationships,” says Snyp, “and the general perspective of men in the business with women at home.”

Snyp made his premier appearance back in 2009 with the No Security EP, featuring his D Block affiliates.

Snyp, who was raised in Yonkers, said of the The Lox and DMX: “I grew up with them rapping in hundreds of cyphas in our neighborhood as a kid.” He credits them, as well as the distinct boom-bap sound of ’90s Hip Hop as his major influences.

The D Block affiliate’s EP title is an ode to his experiences: “Despite this being my very first real project, the countless mixtapes and albums I’ve been a part of makes me feel like I’ve been here before… So I’m Back Again – like it’s my first time in the game.”

The forthcoming EP will include features by Tyler Woods and Dice Pain (of D Block), and tracks by producers Pete Rock and Psycho Les.

Next to producing music, Snyp has been active in the Autism community since the birth of his son, who has the disorder. Snyp speaks regularly at Autism functions to help spread awareness and prevention of the condition. He also participates in the annual “Autism Speaks” walk, which kicks off every April at different locations around New York City.

There is more to Snyp than meets the eye. He says: “I don’t want to be categorized as a rapper. I’m an artist. I want to paint pictures with my words and make you rewind my music to experience the scenes again.”

Listen to the world premiere of Snyp Life Ft. Emanny & Sheek Louch’s “Without You” by Ebro Darden on @AppleMusic: https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.7e17bc40-8c17-11e6-a297-f56931cb69f0

For booking info email: snyplifebookings@gmail.com

Follow Snyp Life:
Twitter: @therealsnyplife
Instagram: @snyplifedblock
Facebook: @Martin Trelane

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