“Teamwork makes the dream work” is a cliché because it’s true. On his upcoming LP Music For My Friends, Brooklyn MC Skyzoo joins forces with the likes of Black Thought, Bilal, Jadakiss and other luminaries in the hip-hop and R&B top-tier. Cooperation and the open exchange of ideas are what made the record possible, and in a new mini-documentary film, Skyzoo explains that teamwork is all he’s ever known. Comradery: The Making of ‘Music For My Friends’ is a 24 minute trip into the young MC’s history and headspace, and takes us on a cross-boro journey from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn to Jamaica, Queens. Caity Arthur directed the film with aplomb, drawing deep introspections out of Skyzoo, who lets the world know “This album is just my two cents…if you look at the cover, those are my real friends on the cover.”
Leaning back in the studio chair, his album blasting through speakers and trumpeter Sean Taylor laying down a live take, Skyzoo never seems to relax for a moment throughout the doc–a tense anticipation keeps his shoulders clenched, his eyes focused. He remarks that Music For My Friends is a hugely important album, not just for him but for the genre, culture and times.
Pre order Music For My Friends on iTunes today and watch the full documentary below.