Skyzoo just dropped “Jansport Strings”, the lead single off of his highly anticipated sophomore album A Dream Deferred, which is set to drop on October 10th through The Faculty/Duck Down Music. On “Jansport Strings”, Skyzoo enlists 9th Wonder on production as he raps about growing up in Brooklyn. Check out what Skyzoo had to say about the track and stream “Jansport Strings” below.
“The idea behind Jansport Strings is not based on it being literal, but more so in the figurative sense. As a kid in NY, the strings on your Jansport bag were a sign of power and presence. Kids would steal the strings off of each other’s bags and burn the tips to prevent getting robbed of them once they got them. The song is a 3 minute auto-bio of me as a kid in Brooklyn and seeing more than my friends and I had bargained for. In essence, my Jansport strings tied it all together, seeing what we all saw and what it made us. The ending is a clip from Video Music Box, the legendary NYC video show run by DJ Ralph McDaniels. This episode in particular was the debut of Chi-Ali’s ‘Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number’. Seeing that video that day on this episode of VMB made me start rhyming. This clip was literally the moment that changed my life”. – Skyzoo