Summertime is about to get even hotter when Brooklyn-based rapper Skyzoo releases his debut album entitled „The Salvation“ through Jamla/Duck Down Records. With the public already buzzing over his latest mixtape, „The Power of Words“ hosted by DJ Drama and Statik Selektah and featuring guest appearances by Talib Kweli, Wale, Maino, Reks, EPMD, Big Pooh, and more, Skyzoo is planning to keep that buzz alive with his first album. He explains, „I don’t think there has been a debut album this cohesive and cinematic in years. The lyrics give you the ability to visualize everything being said over the beats.“
Boasting an impressive list of achievements, including being named the „Best Lyricist“ in the 2008 Underground Music Awards and landing the number seven spot on Hot 97’s poll of the „Top 10 Emcees Alive“ (as the only unsigned artist on the list), Skyzoo’s track record should be a sign that listeners should expect top quality rhymes on „The Salvation.“ The album will be assisted with production from 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Nottz, and Illmind, providing a top-notch musical backdrop for Skyzoo’s proven lyricism.
„The Salvation“ will be released on Jamla Records, founded by Grammy-Award winning producer 9th Wonder, which is a sub-label of Duck Down Records. 9th Wonder’s vision behind Jamla is „straight forward, no chaser, SOUL music ranging from Hip Hop to R&B. The bottom line…no additives or preservatives. We are Jamla“
According to Skyzoo, „doing the deal with JamLa and Duck Down made sense in more ways than one. As far as JamLa, 9th Wonder was the main person who let me kick in the door to get in this game and build a fan base via our „Cloud 9″ EP, so it made perfect sense to bring it back full circle. Duck Down has always held the flag for dope music – raw hip hop in its purest sense, and I’m glad to be contributing to that.“
9th Wonder feels confident with Skyzoo being the debut project on Jamla/Duck Down Records stating „Skyzoo is established, and a very talented Emcee. We decided for him to be first because of that pure talent, drive and work ethic. He casts words in his rhymes that deserve to be studied by scholars. We believe that Sky has what it takes to make the first steps for Jamla and he believes it as well, which is important for him, for us and for our music.“