Skyzoo has a deft way with words and on his latest project Theo vs J.J. (Dreams vs Reality), the lyrical wizadry is on full display. This picks up from where the Great Debater left off and sets the stage for his upcoming full length A Dream Deferred which is slated to drop October 2nd. The 8 track mixtape is available on iTunes and four tracks are available for free download HERE. Stream and words from Sky under the cut.
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