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Retropolitan

by Skyzoo & Pete Rock

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    Pre-order of Retropolitan. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases September 20, 2019

      $9.99 USD  or more

     

1.
Men Like Us (intro)
2.
Glorious
3.
Truck Jewels (feat. Pete Rock)
4.
Carry The Tradition (feat. Styles P)
5.
Homegrown
6.
(free) 04:29
7.
Ten Days
8.
Richie
9.
Penny Jerseys
10.
One Time (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)
11.
Eastern Conference All-Stars (feat. Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny The Butcher and Elzhi)
12.
Audacity

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When rumors spread months ago that Skyzoo had begun working on a collaborative project with the iconic Pete Rock it quickly set social media aflame. While details were scant, Mello Music Group is happy to finally reveal the details and officially announce Skyzoo & Pete Rock’s new album, Retropolitan, with Billboard who premiered the lead single It’s All Good.

 It’s All Good finds Skyzoo skating over a beat from Pete’s secret “SP-1200 stash,” and this one in particular was produced in 1994 around the same time as Pete's Illmatic sessions with Nas.

Retropolitan includes 12-tracks, all produced by Pete Rock, with features from Styles P, Benny The Butcher, Conway, Westside Gunn, Elzhi, and Raheem DeVaughn. 

It is more than an album of beats. & rhymes. It’s two generations of legendary native New Yorkers putting it down and pulling no punches. Skyzoo & Pete Rock use this album to create a love letter and a wakeup call to the city, as they have witnessed its culture stripped away layer-by-layer.

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releases September 20, 2019

Producers: Pete Rock
Vocals: Skyzoo, Pete Rock, Styles P, Raheem DeVaughn, Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny The Butcher, & Elzhi

Recorded by Lorenzo "Captive Rosado at Cook It Up Studios, NYC and Dan Da Man for DaMan Productions at DaMan Pro Studios, NYC
Additional Recording by Renegade El Rey and Almightyrioo at Stankonia Studios, ATL
Mixed by Jamey Staub for Perimeter Productions at Hi Tor Studio (with thanks to the Audio Alchemist)
Mastered by Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace
Cover Photography by Kick James
Insert Photography by Sen Floyd
Artwork/Logo Illustration by Emmanuel Everett for Thirty Three Designs
Graphic Design/Layout by Jean Goode

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Track Name: It's All Good
Verse 1:
This one goes out to every dollar I saw and wanted to somersault, you cartwheel all winter and bet the summerʼs yours,
from where the dialect is the duffle bag that youʼre gunning for, and if they handing you one then they scratched the numbers off, Iʼm off a different page but Iʼm still the way that you love me for, love it or leave it I come from seeing
that no one or nothing breathing
can grow up to come between what you done for yours,
unless you add like 100 more, live and learn,
14 hearing that all we need is to get a curb,
shorties used to turn down the Henny, itʼd make their titties burn, crown draped over my dome before I could get a word,
ever since they drove down my block carrying Biggieʼs urn,
From up the block, ‘cross the street by the store,
when my man was put in position, told him peep out the door, one close, another open, until they cut the tokens,
my flow the same reason they cut the dope and,
you tell them itʼs all good

Hook:
Itʼs all good
Itʼs all good to my peoples on the curb
Thatʼs getting to it but never said a word, you heard?, Itʼs all good
Itʼs all good when the realʼs represented,
Forever alive, now how you living? What,
Itʼs all good
Itʼs all good the way we ran with it though,
98, black champion flow, swear to God
Itʼs all good
Itʼs all good word to grey bottom fitteds
And know if you rocking then you riding with us, for real, all good

Verse 2:
And itʼs still to my man Stack Bundles God bless your life, and my man Chinx also, word to the way the law rolled
on me when I was leaving your service and they had all those tools drawn like “yo donʼt move par!,
you look like you move raw, with all of them jewels on”,
I look like I ghost write, whatʼs all of this mood for?,
Iʼm due for, heading back to my old block,
where that new storeʼs really the same old store my mans used to move for, Iʼm back like 23 winning one and then two more,
BMI thru the shoe store, fuck is the brand new for?,
Don C legacy Jʼs, blue and orange joints,
you say Iʼm set in my ways, you probably got a point
My son uses the potty so heʼs older now,
Fred Hampton, Huey Newton Iʼma mold him now,
but still teddy bear sweaters, bet he Lo to the ground,
the hybrid of everything that comes with owning a crown,
itʼs all good

Verse 3:
Due to me being who I visualized,
but still got friends of mine thatʼll have you spending five,
I been incentivized to come remind yʼall thatʼs itʼs live or die, in all Purple denim like Prince alive,
Raspberry Beret, raspberry corvette,
stashed right by the steps is how we was left til we was left, yo you ever been surrounded by police,
and overhear them whispering to plan where to throw a ki?, itʼs all good

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