(AllHipHop News) On February 19th, Skyzoo will hit the stage at MIST Harlem with a live 7-piece band to present “unplugged” performances of songs from his catalog. “The Writings of Skyzoo: An Intimate Evening of Storytelling” will be an interactive concert experience where the Brooklyn native will take time to give back-stories about his music.
“If I had to describe it, it’s going to feel like VH1: Storytellers. It’s going to feel [like] MTV: Unplugged, where I’m explaining creations, explaining what it meant to me, talk about another record, that’s going to be the vibe,” Skyzoo shared with harlemworldmag.com.
The event will be hosted by Power 105.1’s Angela Yee and will feature a full ensemble of musicians including horn players, a keyboardist, a drummer, and both male and female backup singers. The venue, MIST Harlem’s Theater B, will be a seated only space in order to give the audience the impression of being at a jazz show.
“This concert is going to be different from anything that I’ve done from this far,” says Skyzoo. “I’m a huge jazz head and I think even more so than hip-hop. This is the first time where I get to incorporate the two together and really put a show together from a Miles Davis standpoint or a John Coltrane standpoint or Bobbi Humphrey standpoint.”
To help promote “The Writings of Skyzoo” the Duck Down Records emcee will release a new jazz-inspired song every Tuesday. Last week the freestyle “Phone Calls” hit the Internet. The record featured a track produced by Madlib where he used a Bobbi Humphrey sample mixed with a Hip-Hop beat.
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“So Madlib flipped this Bobbi Humphrey record and so that was the jazz connection. The idea was to do a joint over a jazz beat or a direct jazz song for the next four weeks,” explains Skyzoo.
The crowd at MIST Harlem can expect to hear jazzy versions of songs from Skyzoo projects like Cloud 9: The 3 Day High, Corner Store Classic, and his 2012 album A Dream Defered.
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For more information about “The Writings of Skyzoo: An Intimate Evening of Storytelling” visit www.mistharlem.com