Skyzoo Gets Pete Rock To Kick A Rare Verse & Both Drop Jewels (Audio Premiere)

BY JAKE PAINE • SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Tomorrow (September 20), Skyzoo & Pete Rock are releasing an anticipated collaborative album, Retropolitan. The pair’s first outing together features the Brooklyn, New York veteran taking on the lyrics recorded to exclusively P.R. production. Guests on the Mello Music Group LP include Styles P, Raheem DeVaughn, and an already-released posse cut (“Eastern Conference All-Stars”) with Elzhi, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, and Westside Gunn.

Premiering at Ambrosia For Heads, “Truck Jewels” is the track on Retropolitan that features a verse from Pete Rock. The legendary producer and DJ has also delivered memorable raps throughout the last 30 years in his deep and confident voice. “When I heard the beat that became ‘Truck Jewels,’ it reminded me of a ’70s Blaxploitation film—a scene out of one of the classics from that era of Black culture,” Sky’ tells AFH in a statement. “We all know Pete is an avid fan of Blaxploitation flicks, art, and things of that nature. So when it came to picking which song I wanted him to rhyme on, it was a no-brainer; that had to be the one. Conceptually, it’s a song where the beat tells you to just go off, but as always I snuck in some jewels all throughout the verses, hence the title.” The First Generation Rich founder considers it one of his personal favorites among the 12-song offering.

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