Pete Rock Gave Skyzoo a Beat He Made in 1994 For New Single "It's All Good"
Update: Skyzoo and Pete Rock just released the video for "It's All Good." Check it out below.
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Two of the best unite.
Legendary producer Pete Rock and veteran Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo will be releasing an album together. The album will be called Retropolitan and it will be released on September 20th.
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The first single from Retropolitan is the warm-sounding "It's All Good." What makes this track special is Pete Rock's beat. In an interview with Billboard, Skyzoo broke down the making of the song. He said that Pete Rock told him that he made the track in 1994. Skyzoo recalled Pete Rock telling him: "'I made it in '94...This beat is 25 years old. I never retouched it or re-did it. It came out of the SP-1200. This was when I was making "The World Is Yours" and those sessions.'"
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Retropolitan will feature 12 tracks and appearances from Styles P, Raheem De Vaughn, Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny the Butcher, and more.
1. “Men Like Us (Intro)”
3. “Truck Jewels” f. Pete Rock
4. “Carry the Tradition” f. Styles P
6. “It’s All Good”
7. “Ten Days”
9. “Penny Jerseys”
10. “One Time” f. Raheem DeVaughn
11. “Eastern Conference Allstars” f. Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny the Butcher & eLZhi
12. “The Audacity of Dope”
The album was recorded during a two week stretch at the top of the year.
In a press release, Skyzoo explained how Retropolitan came about:
The idea for Retropolitan came from a feeling of necessity. The album is both a love letter and a wakeup call to the city of New York. In an age where hype dominates reality, FOMO supersedes integrity and gentrification has supplanted tradition, this album is screaming for NYC to wake TF up–even as Pete and myself thank the city for all it’s done for us at the same time.
Listen to “It’s All Good” below.