Understanding The Celebration: A Sit Down with Skyzoo and Shawn Setaro (Video)

New Video: Understanding The Celebration: A Sit Down With Skyzoo & Shawn Setaro
Skyzoo’s “In Celebration of Us” Is Now Available On All Streaming Platforms
In Celebration of Us is easily the most complex, most layered and most important work to date, no debates in Skyzoo’s distinguished career. His greatest piece thus far.  These are stories that, like The Salvation, he preferred to tell on his own. Sky has never been this meticulous about an album in his life. Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelle’s Show meets The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Blackish meets the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. It’s intense. And it’s beautiful!!
In Celebration of Us was significantly influenced by the birth of Skyzoo’s new (infant) son.  The impending birth drew Skyzoo back to his childhood and to recall his relationship with his own father; an admitted hustler, but a hustler who was always omnipresent in his life (their relationship is a major narrative on the new album). “The most important thing a black boy can have is his father.” “With so many things that are going on in our own country and around the world, looking the way we look and being who we are, I wanted this project to serve as a guidebook — something my son could always go back to.”
After a top 10 debut on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, Skyzoo sat down with Complex’s (and The Cipher’s) Shawn Setaro at one of his favorite local establishments to break bread, sip coffee and discuss his new project at length. 

Skyzoo’s In Celebration of Us is now available for purchase and streaming at all digital platforms via First Generation Rich/EMPIRE.
Skyzoo’s In Celebration of Us at iTunes: here
Tracklisting For Skyzoo’s ‘In Celebration of Us’:
1. Everybody’s Fine (Produced by Arte Mitchell)

2. Sound Like… (Produced by !llmind)

3. Baker’s Dozen f. Raheem Devaughn (Produced by Apollo Brown)

4. Crown Holder (Produced by !llmind)

5. Heirlooms & Accessories (Produced by Tuamie)

6. Forever In A Day (Produced by Marc Nfinit)

7. Remembering The Rest (Interlude) f. WordsNCurves (Produced by Skyzoo)

8. The Purpose f. Kay Cola (Produced by !llmind)

9. Love is Love (Produced by Cardiak)

10. Black Sambo (Produced by !llmind)

11. Parks & Recreation f. Saba Abraha (Produced by !llmind)

12. Collateral f. Jake&Papa (Produced by Marc Nfinit)

13. The Stick-Up Tape From “Menace” (Produced by Ave. Prod)

14. Hoodie SZN (Produced by Marc Nfinit)

15. Honor Amongst Thieves (Produced by Serge Monstracity)


Chart-topping lyricist and producer Big K.R.I.T.returns today with the long anticipated video to his breakout single “1999” – a mid tempo cut featuring R&B crooner, Lloyd, which originally appeared on K.R.I.T.’s junior double-album 4 Eva Is A Mighty Long Time. The Tyler Tee directed visual catches up with Big K.R.I.T. behind the scenes of a “back to the future” inspired kick back party where the casual crew chant along to the Juvenile inspired, Mannie Fresh produced “Back That Ass Up” hook. 
In recent news, Big K.R.I.T. has announced his highly anticipated “Heavy Is The Crown” 2018 national tour offering support from Cyhi The Prince, Ty Dolla $ign and more. “Heavy Is The Crown Tour” will be hitting cities across the country – kicking off in St. Louis, LA on March 16 and will span until the end of April with tickets on sale now on www.bigkrit.com
Big K.R.I.T shook the media with the double-sided 22 track 4 Eva Is A Mighty Long Time album which offered features from T.I., Lloyd, UGK, CeeLo Green, Sleep Brown, Joi, Jill Scott, Keyon Harrold, Bilal, Robert Glasper Jr., Kenneth Whalum and Burness Earl Travis II. Capturing the attention of millions after two years, marking his official return since 2014’s Cadillactica and 2015’s independent release of All My Life, Big K.R.I.T climbed the charts making his mark at #7 on Billboards Top 200!
For a full listing of tour dates please see below:
** w/ Ty Dolla $ign
Thu-Mar-15-18 –  Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
Fri-Mar-16-18 –  St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room

Sat-Mar-17-18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury

Sun-Mar-18-18 – Cleveland     @ House of Blues

Mon-Mar-19-18 –  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue-Mar-20-18 – Boston @ Middle East Downstairs

Thu-Mar-22-18– Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore **

Fri-Mar-23-18– New York, NY @ Irving Plaza – VENUE CHANGE
Sat-Mar-24-18– Norfolk, VA @ The Norva **

Sun-Mar-25-18– Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz **

Tue-Mar-27-18– Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel **

Weds-Mar-28-18– Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
Thu-Mar-29-18– Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

Fri-Mar-30-18– Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

Sat-Mar-31-18 –  Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
Sun-Arp-01-18 –  Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Tue-Apr-03-18– Knoxville, TN @ The International

Wed-Apr-04-18– Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

Thu-Apr-05-18– Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s

Fri-Apr-06-18 –  Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle 

Sat-Apr-07-18– Atlanta, GA     The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
Sun-Apr-08-18– Birmingham, AL     @ Zydeco

Wed-Apr-11-18– New Orleans, LA   @ House of Blues

Thu-Apr-12-18– Houston @ Warehouse Live

Fri-Apr-13-18– Dallas, TX        @ Bomb Factory

Sat-Apr-14-18– Austin, TX       @ Emos East

Sun-Apr-15-18– San Antonio, TX@ Alamo City Music Hall

Thu-Apr-19-18– Los Angeles, CA      @ Echoplex

Fri-Apr-20-18– San Diego, CA @ Music Box

Sat-Apr-21-18– San Francisco, CA    @ Slims

Sun-Apr-22-18– Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

Wed-Apr-25-18– Denver, CO @ Cervantes

Thu-Apr-26-18– Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

Fri-Apr-27-18– Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

Sat-Apr-28-18– Chicago, IL      @ Metro


Last month, International superstar, Grammy Award winner and much-loved hit maker extraordinaireSean Paul teamed up with the legendary producer/DJ David Guetta for the release of their brand new spring break anthem “Mad Love”. The single, produced by the chart-topping 2x Grammy Award winner, David Guetta, features rising Mexican / American pop star Becky G whose had recent massive success in the US with her #1 hit single “Mayores”, reaching Diamond certification from the RIAA (Recording Institute Association of America) and over 1 Billion YouTube views. Today, they release the highly anticipated music video. Shot on location in LA, the bright and fun visuals were directed by Sarah McColgan, who did the amazing David Guetta, French Monatana & Charli XCX video.


Today, global superstar/producer/DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo, teams up with Grammy-Award Winner Miguel to release a brand new single titled “Remind Me To Forget” via Sony Music Sweden/Ultra Records/RCA Records. The new Kygo produced track infuses his upbeat tropical house sound mixed with Miguel’s seductive and sultry vocals to create an endlessly-playable melody. You can listen to the catchy single here

Currently, Kygo is set for a double headline at Coachella Festival onApril 13th and April 20th while actively on the road for his rapidly selling Kids In Love Tour. Phase 2 dates have been added and include stops in Seattle, WA, Berkeley, CA, Red Rocks, CO, Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Detroit, MI, and an additional date in Washington, DC. You can purchase tickets here.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – Seattle, WA @ Showare Center
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre 
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
Tuesday, May, 01,2018- Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
Wednesday, May 2, 2018- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Thursday, May 03, 2018- Detroit, MI @ The Masonic
Saturday, May 5, 2018- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Monday, May 07, 2018- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Tuesday, May 8, 2018- Washington DC @ The Anthem
Friday, May 11, 2018- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Saturday, May 12, 2018-   Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sunday, March 13, 2018- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Beats Music Festival

Runtown x Problem – Energy Remix

Compton’s Hip Hop Heavyweight Problem Taps in with Nigeria for his Latest Release
Grammy nominated artist PROBLEM has been steadily dropping new tracks off his upcoming project The Separation 2. This year marks the 5th anniversary of Problem’s The Separation release.
The Compton California native has also been seen on the gram in studio collaborating with a slew of artists recently including Pharrell, ASAP Ferg, IAMSU and Runtown.
For his latest release, Problem taps in with Nigeria’s afropop artist RUNTOWNand delivers a West Coast certified remix for Runtown’s new single “Energy.”
This is just the start of what’s to come from this coast to coast connection, their official single is also on the way!

Rich Homie Quan has a secret bank account and more on Fuse’s new digital series, Lie Detector

Music’s biggest artists are in the hot seat for Fuse’s new digital series, Lie Detector. Find out if Hip Hop megastar Rich Homie Quan has a secret bank account in a revealing conversation, where the truth will set him free. The episode premiered on the Fuse YouTube channel.
Tune in as dad Corey fires a round of probing questions to Rich Homie Quan about cheating in relationships, fatherhood, and collaborating with Taylor Swift – all while hooked up to a polygraph. Tables turn when his father enters the hot seat and his son learns just how much money he spends at the strip club, and if he thinks his son is a Grammy-worthy artist. 
The pressure is on for both father and son as they are tasked with revealing their deepest and darkest secrets. The episode is available now on Fuse’s official YouTube page so please be sure to subscribe to their channel and hit the notification button to get your weekly dose of celebrity news and hip hop culture.