After years of waiting, fans will finally get a collaboration album from Skyzoo and Torae. Released jointly on Skyzoo’s First Generation Rich, Inc. and Torae’s Internal Affairs Ent., the project entitled Barrel Brothers is slated for a May 27 release.
“This album was a long time coming, but when the people wanted it 6 years ago neither Sky nor I had fully established ourselves as solo artists” says Torae in a press release. “Now that we’ve made our marks as individuals, it’s time to combine forces & really give the fans what they’ve been asking for. This LP is gonna be heat top to bottom, there’s no denying the chemistry Sky & I have in the studio, we always bring out the best in each other. ”
The album includes features from Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Blu and production from DJ Premier, Jahlil Beats, !llmind, Black Milk, Apollo Brown and Oh-No. The duo seeks to go back to their roots with the project.
“The era of the Clue tapes, the Funk Flex radio freestyles, the full on “man to man” ciphers, this project is Torae and I giving the people that side of us. It’s the side of us that we first got our name up on as rookies on the rise. That side is back for a good 14 songs, before we individually get back to our regularly scheduled programs. Personally, if I’m gonna shoot jumpers all day with anyone, it’s gonna be with my brother Torae,” says Skyzoo.-G. Valentino Ball