Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Skyzoo - Jansport Strings [Prod. by 9th Wonder]

I don't normally post individual songs for streaming because every other blog will have them as well.  Also, if it's for an actual project that's going to be released for purchase the label or artist will usually be deactivating any links for downloading.  But in this case, Jansport Strings is the first single off of the only project that I truly can't wait to drop.  As of right now it's slated to drop on October 2nd, but we all know how release dates are.

"The idea behind Jansport Strings is not based on it being literal, but more so in the figurative sense. As a kid in NY, the strings on your Jansport bag were a sign of power and presence. Kids would steal the strings off of each other's bags and burn the tips to prevent getting robbed of them once they got them. The song is a 3 minute auto-bio of me as a kid in Brooklyn and seeing more than my friends and I had bargained for. In essence, my Jansport strings tied it all together, seeing what we all saw and what it made us. The ending is a clip from Video Music Box, the legendary NYC video show run by DJ Ralph McDaniels. This episode in particular was the debut of Chi-Ali's 'Age Ain't Nothin But A Number'. Seeing that video that day on this episode of VMB made me start rhyming. This clip was literally the moment that changed my life." -Skyzoo

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