Change, whether good and/or bad, is inevitable.
Now, however you decide to interpret that statement is on you. For New York, Skyzoo feels its necessary to address it in a immediate manner with the assistance from Pete Rock. Retropolitian is basically a wake-up call to address the changes that’s going on whether it’s internally or externally.
“The idea for Retropolitan came from a feeling of necessity. The album is both a love letter and a wakeup call to the city of New York. In an age where hype dominates reality, FOMO supersedes integrity and gentrification has supplanted tradition, this album is screaming for NYC to wake TF up—even as Pete & myself thank the city for all it’s done for us at the same time. Wake up from accepting your culture being stripped away from you. Wake up from believing that the people who aren’t cut from the cloth you created know your fabric better than you. Wake up from denying the change that’s taken place within you, told to be for your betterment, when it’s solely for theirs; and at your expense and detriment. Wake up from ignoring the identity you once had, the community you once built, the strength you once manifested, all to take on that of one you assumed would expand your reach, when all it’s doing is spreading you comically thin.” – Skyzoo
Twelve tracks fully delve into addressing it all for New York, and all he wants is for everyone to wake up. Pay close attention to what’s going on. Stream/Purchase the album above.