Skyzoo

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Gregory Skyler Taylor (born December 24, 1982), better known by his stage name Skyzoo, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, NY. He rose to prominence in 2006, with a collaborative EP entitled Cloud 9: The 3 Day High, with Grammy award winning producer 9th Wonder. The project reportedly took a total of three days to complete from start to finish. The EP became an underground favorite and garnered Skyzoo media write ups in outlets such as XXL, The Source, Vibe, AllHipHop.com, HipHopDX.com, HipHopGame.com and more.

In 2009, Skyzoo signed to independent staple Duck Down Records, and his debut album The Salvation was released in 2009 with the singles, "The Beautiful Decay", "Popularity", "Easy To Fly", and "My Interpretation" The album debuted at number 14 on the Billboard Hip Hop charts, and was critically acclaimed upon its release. To date it's heralded amongst the Hip Hop community as a classic debut album, and has been labeled one of the few great debut Hip Hop releases of the 2000 decade (along with Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, and 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Trying). In the fall of 2010, Skyzoo released another collaborative EP, this time teaming up with beat smith Illmind, for what would become Live from the Tape Deck. The project also received critical acclaim for its dense lyricism and producer Illmind's synth heavy and analog-esque production. Skyzoo has also released a plethora of free online mix tapes throughout the course of his career, usually in between studio album releases, and has toured with the likes of Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Pharoahe Monch, Black Moon, Sean Price, and Smif-n-Wessun, as well as headlined shows and tours throughout the US, Toronto, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Cloud 9: The 3 Day High Skyzoo & 9th Wonder 1
2009 The Salvation Skyzoo 1
2010 Live From the Tape Deck Skyzoo & !llmind 1
2012 A Dream Deferred Skyzoo 3
2014 Barrel Brothers Skyzoo & Torae 2

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 The Power of Words: The Mixtape Mixtape/Street Skyzoo 1
2011 The Great Debater Mixtape/Street Skyzoo 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Lyrically Inclined Skyzoo feat. Wale 1
2013 Phone Calls Skyzoo 1
2013 Grew Up on Kool-Aid Skyzoo 1
2013 First Thing Smoking Skyzoo 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Theo vs. J.J. (Dreams vs. Reality) Skyzoo 1
2014 Tomorrow Morning... Skyzoo 1

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