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Hip Hop Artist Skyzoo Release “Theo vs J.J. (Dreams vs Reality)” Mixtape ~ BNR Spotlight

Saturday • December 15, 2012 • BY
 Hip Hop Artist Skyzoo Release

‘Theo vs J.J.’ picks up where ‘The Great Debater’ left off and leads you into Skyzoo’s upcoming album, “A Dream Deferred,” out 10/02 on The Faculty / Duck Down Music.

Good Times, a classic American sitcom, originally aired from 1974 until 1979, on the CBS television network; episodes dealt with an African-American family’s attempts to “get by” in a high rise project building in Chicago, despite all the odds stacked against them.

The Cosby Show was a classic American sitcom starring Bill Cosby, airing from 1984 until 1992; the show focused on the Huxtable family, an affluent African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. Although in some ways contrasting, these shows were also complementary in that they both offered viewers an inside look into the dynamics and resiliency of Black families.

In Skyzoo’s Words: “With this project, I wanted it to be a bridge between “The Great Debater” and “A Dream Deferred”. This mixtape literally picks up where “The Great Debater” left off and leads you directly into “A Dream Deferred.” The tape is split into 2 parts, Theo Huxtable and JJ Evans. The first half of the tape has me rhyming as if I were Theo, with the world from his point of view. Being well off, having to live up to a family’s expectations due to their success, etc. The second half is from JJ’s view, with the sound being slightly more aggressive and the stories built with an “in need of something” attitude. The tape is the idea of the vast contrasts of a life that my people and I dreamed of and aspired to as kids (Theo) versus a life that was more of our reality (J.J). This one is for US. Enjoy”

Skyzoo “Theo vs J.J. (Dreams vs Reality)” Mixtape

Credits: The production was handled by !llmind, Jahlil Beats, Tha S Ence, Thelonious Martin, Hasan Insane, Praise, 14KT, and Mel & D and include features from Torae (@Torae), and Open (@MightyOpenMind) a new artist that Skyzoo is proud to introduce and will be working with on his new label The Faculty Inc. The cover art was drawn by Lesean Thomas (@LeSeanThomas). The co-creator of “Black Dynamite: The Animated Series”, as well as an animator for “Ben 10” and “The Boondocks.”

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Article: MAC Media
Editor: Noiseman
Image: L.Thomas