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Emcees Skyzoo & Torae aka Barrel Brothers “Memorabilia” Hip-hop Music Video

Tuesday • January 20, 2015 • BY Lamont Reed
Emcees Skyzoo & Torae aka Barrel Brothers

Two outstanding emcees repping for Brooklyn, Skyzoo and Torae are part of a rare breed of New York rappers who bring back the essence of the golden era without simply trying to imitate their forefathers. Both were signed to the classic BK label Duck Down in 2009; they’ve worked together in the past and have dropped high-quality solo albums. But this is their first full-length collaboration, and it’s a doozy.

With features from indie-rap favorites Guilty Simpson, Sean Price, Blu, and Sha Stimuli – plus stellar and hard-hitting boom-bap production from Illmind, Oh No, Black Milk, Krhysis, Apollo Brown, and DJ Premier. Barrel Brothers is the antidote for weak-sauce rappers over techno-tinged beats. If you long for the days of Timb boots and Champion hoodies, rolling in MPVs and pre-gentrification Brooklyn, this record is for you. Don’t miss “4 Bar Friday,” “The Aura,” “Blue Yankee Fitted,” and “Make You a Believer.” …via iTunes.

Brooklyn’s Skyzoo and Coney Island’s mainstay, Torae are without a doubt Hip-Hop heavyweights who have been doing their thing for years, circulating quality music and videos. That streak continues as they drop off the official visual for “Memorabilia” from their lauded collaborative release, Barrel Brothers. Watch Pixel Motiv Media directed video for “Memorabilia” above where the two New York City emcees pay homage to their cities street ball culture, and be sure to download Skyzoo and Torae’s Barrel Brothers project on iTunes.

Skyzoo and Torae aka Barrel Brothers “Memorabilia” VEVO Hip Hop Music Video

Directed by Pixel Motiv Media. Official music video by Skyzoo performing Memorabilia. 2014 First Generation Rich Inc / Internal Affairs Ent / Loyalty Digital Corp / EMPIRE Recordings.

Artist Contact Info:
Skyzoo | Twitter
Torae | Twitter
Barrel Brothers | iTunes

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Editor: Noiseman
Image: Barrel Brothers