“My first 9 to 5 job was at Kinkos and I [got] them for as much as I could,” Skyzoo remembers grinning from behind his Mars Blackmon specs. “…Flyers, posters, CD covers and business cards. I definitely got what I needed besides the $6 per hour I was getting. ‘Skyzoo coming Soon’ flyers came courtesy of them.”
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The Brooklynite born Gregory Skyler Taylor can laugh at it now, but there was a time when working a regular job was a source of angst. Most MCS coming out today go through great pains to convince listeners that they’ve never had it hard (and if they do it’s to justify undesirable behavior) but Sky has made his journey a critical aspect of his music.
His second solo album, A Dream Deferred , is both a reminder of what he has overcome to get this far and a celebration of his accomplishments. Growing up around the corner from the late Notorious B.I.G. and now living a few minutes from Jay-Z’s Barclay’s Center it’s hard to argue his drive. Examples of excellence are too close to ignore.