Brooklyn emcee Skyzoo is set to release his new album, A Dream Deferred, on October 2nd through Duck Down Music and his new label The Faculty. The album comes as Skyzoo’s sophomore effort, and a direct followup to his debut album, The Salvation. A Dream Deferred features production from frequent collaborator !llmind, 9th Wonder, Black Milk, Jahlil Beats, Eric G, Focus, DJ Khalil, Best Kept Secret, and Tall Black Guy. Notable features include Talib Kweli (“Spike Lee Was My Hero”), Jill Scott (“Dreams In A Basement”), Freeway (“Pockets Full”), and Raheem Devaughn (“Drew & Derwin”).
Skyzoo describes the cover, drawn by Chilean artist Fabian Ciraolo (www.fabianciraolo.blogspot.com) as a perfect representation to what the album sounds like. Skyzoo goes on to explain that “the idea was to demonstrate the feel of being in a dream and I wanted the album to represent that visually as well. Fabian’s work contains his signature star speckled background on all of his designs, so it made sense to use him with the stars representing a dreamy atmosphere. He’s an incredible artist and did an excellent job of bringing the theme of the album to life.”
Check out the tracklist below.
1. Dreams In A Basement featuring Jill Scott (produced by !llmind) 2.Jansport Strings (One Time for Chi-Ali) (produced by 9th Wonder) 3. Pockets Full feat. Freeway (produced by !llmind) 4. Give It Up feat. DJ Prince (produced by !llmind) 5. Glass Ceilings (produced by !llmind) 6. Range Rover Rhythm (produced by Jahlil Beats) 7. The Knowing feat. Jessy Wilson (produced by Eric G) 8. Drew & Derwin feat. Raheem Devaughn (produced by Focus) 9. Realization feat. Jared Evan (produced by DJ Khalil) 10. The Rage of Roemello (produced by DJ Khalil) 11. How to Make it Through Hysteria (produced by Best Kept Secret) 12. Steel’s Apartment (produced by Black Milk) 13. Spike Lee Was My Hero feat. Talib Kweli (produced by Tall Black Guy) 14. The Cost of Sleep (produced by Tall Black Guy)