Skyzoo & Pete Rock finally release their collaborative album, Retropolitan. Listing 12 songs, the music project features guest appearances from Styles P, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Elzhi and Raheem Devaughn.
“The idea for Retropolitan came from a feeling of necessity. The album is both a love letter and a wakeup call to the city of New York. In an age where hype dominates reality, FOMO supersedes integrity and gentrification has supplanted tradition, this album is screaming for NYC to wake TF up—even as Pete & myself thank the city for all it’s done for us at the same time,” Skyzoo said about the announcement.
“Wake up from accepting your culture being stripped away from you. Wake up from believing that the people who aren’t cut from the cloth you created know your fabric better than you. Wake up from denying the change that’s taken place within you, told to be for your betterment, when it’s solely for theirs; and at your expense and detriment. Wake up from ignoring the identity you once had, the community you once built, the strength you once manifested, all to take on that of one you assumed would expand your reach, when all it’s doing is spreading you comically thin.”
[00:44] 01. Men Like Us
[04:18] 02. Glorious
[03:25] 03. Truck Jewels
[04:27] 04. Carry the Tradition feat. Styles P
[03:24] 05. Homegrown
[04:29] 06. It’s All Good
[03:18] 07. Ten Days
[03:54] 08. Richie
[04:33] 09. Penny Jerseys
[03:52] 10. One Time feat. Raheem Devaughn
[05:54] 11. Eastern Conference All-Stars feat. Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny the Butcher & Elzhi
[04:02] 12. The Audacity of Dope
Listen and download below.