Okay, so I waited a little while to even cop this album. Mainly because I heard “Blue Yankee Fitted” a while ago when looking into possibly posting it on IG and I wasn’t really impressed. I was just like ehh whatever… and honestly like
Bet ya’ll yawned. Anyways, my interest was revived when I saw two serious heads talking about it on IG. I know they don’t like bullshit so when I saw that they were being fan boys about it, I figured I’d give it the old college try.
First, let me say that we all have our “tastes” and “preferences”. I never really dug Skyzoo’s shit. I don’t know why, just not my cup of tea. But again, seeing that Torae on this project, I had a little more hope that Skyzoo would come harder.
Again, I’m not like most of these “review” sites that are going into a long winded review of the album saying the same old shit. I give you the real. For real for real.
So some may be asking now, ‘Well bitch? Do you like it or not?”. I like… I really, really like it. This shit truly surprised me. Not like if Rihanna came out and said she had a penis this whole time, cause I would’ve been like, “Ya, I can see that”. But this, was expecting closet weed and actually getting a high grade hybrid sativa dominate strain. Moment of silence. *Bows Head*
To some it up, Skyzoo and Torae were able to bring a dope dynamic that we don’t see with many emcess these days. One didn’t outshine the other. And yes, I now I have an a different outlook on Skyzoo. A new found respect for this emcee. Bar for bar, this album is dope. And with some of the illest production from Oh-No, Premier, and Apollo Brown, shit knocks. I believe that Barrel Brothers found a happy medium with this new generation flavor with an old school sound. Although, I feel like some tracks could have been left out, over all … yes.
So if you ask me, this shit is definitely vinyl worthy and will be added to my catalog. Also will serve as a comfortable way to introduce and transition people stuck in the 90’s to indie hip hop. Kinda like taking Shemar Moore for a spin before you Wesley Snipes it up if you get my drift.
Now go get it.