Thursday, November 27, 2008

[Audio] Skyzoo - Click x Get It Done (ft. Torae)

I passed on posting the last couple Skyzoo Archive joints, not because Sky' fell off, but they were already released to the public years ago. Anyway, this is the final edition of the series, and Sky drops two previously released tracks produced by the legendary DJ Premier. Both tracks feature Torae and are personally two of my favorite Sky' tracks. I'll let Skyzoo explain the rest...

"At #30 in the series, this is the swan song posting. The final archive to go out. In a 2 for 1 special, this is "Get It Done" & "Click"-2007, both featuring Torae & produced by Dj Premier. I felt like the importance of these 2 songs and what they've done for my career was more than a good enough reason to end the series with them. As most of you can imagine, these 2 songs were a dream come true to create, something i'm extremely proud of. So here's the story of how the 2 songs came about.

Growing up in the 80's and 90's, Dj Premier to me was the end all be all of production. So when I was presented with the opportunity to record with him (along with my man Torae), I jumped at the chance to get a classic Preem beat & "scracth hook" that he's so infamous for. The plan was originally to do one record and push it to the mixtapes and internet. Tor and I showed up to Headcourterz Studio on pens and needles. Regardless of the talent that he and I have, recording with Preem for the first time means you gotta come with your A game, bottom line.

We got there and Preem was making a beat for us to rock, and we watched "Little Man" on dvd in the lounge area while Preem was in the back working on the track (Preem makes everything on the spot). When Preem called us into the room to hear what he made, we loved it, but Preem didnt. He liked the beat but wasn't sure if it was what he wanted for us. He wanted a more 90's esque banger. He started working on another beat, called us back in the room, and played what would become "Get It Done". Me and Tor SPAZZED when we heard the beat. We started writing, and by 6am the joint was written, recorded, and being mixed.

Fast forward 3 months and Preem reaches out to us to link up again. He called and said "yo yall remember that 1st beat I made? I think we should go back in the lab and knock that one out too". Obviously, you don't turn Preemo beats down, so once again Tor and I jumped at the opportunity to make another joint. So we get to the studio, turn on the initial beat that Preem made before "Get It Done", and we had another Preemo banger. That song would become known as "Click". So, that's the story between 2 modern day hip hop classics. Here's "Get It Done" & "Click"-2007, both featuring Torae & produced by Dj Premier.

On a side note, I wanna use this entry to thank all of you who've been posting, listening to, and sharing the Skyzoo Archive series over the past few months. I'm glad I was able to share all of tehse with you. This is the final posting, but TONS of new music is on the way, so get ready. "The Power of Words" mixtape is coming along great, and the album "The Salvation" is sounding exactly like I always imagined it to. Thanks again for retracing the archives with me, hope yall enjoyed it. Holla." -Skyzoo-

Skyzoo - Get It Done (ft. Torae)
Skyzoo - Click (ft. Torae)