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contributed to three tracks on the Hall of Justus album "Soldiers of Fortune".
On February 5, 2016, he released the second single "50 Inch Zenith" featuring
On September 18, 2015
married long time girlfriend Courtney Taylor(née Hinckson).
Skyzoo's social media use was referenced in the July 2015 edition "Bloomberg Businessweek."
has also licensed his music in various corporate outlets including "NBA2K11", "NBA2K12". "Buffalo Wild Wings", "NBA Shoot Around", Rockstar Games' "", HBO's "Entourage", and "2K Sports".
has had tracks used as both the theme to ESPN's "Whiplash TV" and the soundtrack to a Guinness advert.
was born Gregory Skyler Taylor in 1982 in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York on . He was nicknamed
by his parents after the Skyy disco song of the same (his middle name is Skyler).
moved to the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in his youth.
grew up listening to hip hop artists such as Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A, Kid 'n Play, EPMD, Eric B. & Rakim and A Tribe Called Quest, but it was the music video for Chi-Ali's '"Age Ain't Nuthin' But a Number" that inspired him to begin writing raps and focusing on the music business. He was nine years old at the time. He was raised one block away from rapper Notorious B.I.G., and has often cited B.I.G.'s success as an influence on his writing. He also cites Jay-Z as an important inspiration, and names his favorites emcees as Jay-Z and Mos Def. During Skyzoo's teenage years his father moved to South Jamaica, Queens, and
began spending much of his time there as well as in Brooklyn. He frequently references both boroughs in his music, and has two younger brothers. Instead of going to school in his own neighborhood as he got older, Skyzoo's parents enrolled him in a high school in Manhattan to take advanced classes.
also attended college, but didn't finish, at SUNY Farmingdale in Long Island.
On January 13, 2015, he released the fourth single "Get Away" featuring
, Torae & Reks. The official music video for the single was released the same day.
Recently he produced the song "Movie Album" by
and Torae. It was included on their May 2014 album "Barrel Brothers", released on EMPIRE Recordings.
"Blue Trilogy" featuring Kool G Rap,
, DJ Whoo Kid, DJ Revolution and King Tech | Produced by Jonathan Hay, Mike Smith and DJ King Tech
Two weeks after that, he debuted the first new track off the album on Vevo called ‘Connor McDees’ featuring Brooklyn emcee,
and his brother Taelor.
Cloud 9: The 3 Day High is a collaborative album from Brooklyn rapper
and North Carolina producer 9th Wonder. It was released on September 12, 2006 on Traffic Entertainment. "Cloud 9: The 3 Day High" reportedly took a total of three days to complete from start to finish. The EP became an underground favorite and garnered
media write ups in outlets such as "XXL", "The Source", "Vibe", AllHipHop.com, HipHopDX.com, and HipHopGame.com.
amicably parted ways with 9th Wonder's Jamla Imprint, with the two remaining periodic collaborators. On June 7, 2011,
released the free mixtape "The Great Debater". The project was sponsored by the Jordan Brand, and featured the singles "The Definitive Prayer", "Test Drive", "Atypical", and "Written In The Drums".
has said that the project was created as a "thank you" gift to his fans for continuously purchasing and supporting his releases. The project, 16 songs in total, contains almost all original production (excluding the N.E.R.D sampled "Inside Of Clouds" instrumental on "Could've Struck The Lotto") from producers such as Illmind, 9th Wonder, Swiff D, Best Kept Secret, Oh No, and others. The cover art drew attention for its usage of characters from "The Cosby Show".
has stated that "The Great Debater" is loosely based around the theme of achieving success in one's field, and that as a child he saw the Huxtable family as a picture of success. This led to him wanting to portray success on the mixtape's cover as he'd envisioned it in his youth. It was featured most major hip hop blogs, and "The Great Debater" was rated 'XL' (4/5) by "XXL Magazine", where they stated
"leaves nothing up for debate when it comes to his pen skills."
and Illmind secured features from artists that matched the "Live from the Tape Deck" concept. These artists are Heltah Skeltah, Torae, Styles P, Buckshot and Rhymefest.
goes further saying: "I went to who I felt made sense for the records I put them on. For instance, when fans hear the track, "The Burn Notice," they’ll agree that the beat, being chaotic and loud, had Heltah Skeltah written all over it."
On April 21, 2010,
released a video for the song "My Interpretation", the final single of the album. The video is directed by Artemus Jenkins who also directed "The Beautiful Decay".
An avid basketball fan,
at times guest blogs for the online version of "Slam" magazine with a column named "Chain Link Champions." He is a vocal supporter of the New York Knicks basketball team.
"Don't Close Your Eyes (Ashamed)" is from Hay’s upcoming "The Urban Hitchcock LP" with features from Cyhi The Prynce, Canibus, Royce da 5'9",
, Planet Asia, Professor Griff of Public Enemy, Chino XL and more.
Barrel Brothers is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Barrel Brothers, which consists of emcees
and Torae. The album was released on May 27, 2014, and charted on the R&B Albums chart at No. 29.
It was produced by Gray, Max Stark, Marlo Scott, Jonathan Baker, Wit, GiAngelo Power, among others. Collaboration include Kirk Franklin,
, and Taelor Gray. The executive producers were Chris Shaban, Ron Hill, Kirk Franklin and Monica Coates.
Gregory Skyler Taylor (born December 24, 1982), better known by his stage name
, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He has released a number of notable solo and collaborative albums, including "" with 9th Wonder in 2006, "The Salvation" in 2009, "A Dream Deferred" in 2012, and his most recent solo album "Music For My Friends", which peaked at No. 15 on the US Top Heatseekers chart in 2015.
has also released a plethora of free online mixtapes such as "Corner Store Classic" and "The Great Debater" throughout his career, and has worked with artists such as Jill Scott, Wale, Lloyd Banks, Tyrese, Dr. Dre, Raheem Devaughn, Black Thought, Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Spike Lee, John Legend, and others.
has headlined or co-headlined often-yearly tours throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Africa, Australia, and Asia, and he owns and operates the independent record label First Generation Rich.
"SPIN"'s Mosi Reeves gave the album a seven out of ten, saying: "On this duo's debut full-length,
's nicely complemented by Illmind's production, which ranges from the Dilla-like soul loop of "#Allaboutthat" to the fuzzy '70s-cop-show funk of "The Now or Never." "Live from the Tape Deck" is full of stolid striver anthems;
even bases a song on LeBron James' controversial "The Decision" broadcast ("Winners Circle"). But the album's meat-and-potatoes consistency remains bracing throughout." Adam Fleischer of "XXL" gave the album an XL, and an XXL for its lyrics, saying: "Considering the winning appeal of this LP, [
has] at least found his D-Wade to take along for the ride."
Lee England, DJ Clark Kent,
and Alex Thomas. Multi-platinum recording artist and actor Common headlined the halftime musical performance while R&B artist and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius performed the National Anthem.
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