Live from the Tape Deck is the collaborative studio album by Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and New Jersey producer Illmind, released on October 5, 2010 by Duck Down Records and distributed through E1 Entertainment. It was preceded by Skyzoo's first studio album, The Salvation (2009), although it isn't its follow-up. The album serves as a prelude to his second studio album A Dream Deferred (2012).
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Live from the Tape Deck" is the debut album by Skyzoo (MC) and Illmind (Producer). Skyzoo, known for his several mixtape releases, brings one of his best efforts on this album as Illmind comes strong on the production.
Contributing a wide array of beats, !llmind gives Live From The Tape Deck a distinguishable sound that simply can’t be duplicated. Skyzoo holds up his end of the bargain as well with top-notch penmanship. This is most evident on Frisbees , where Skyzoo challenges the listener to follow and decipher his swift delivery. burgundy cans, I can’t keep ‘em, Try painting the high ups but I can’t see none. With a serious tone, the second verse goes into an intense story of rape that will immediately send shivers down the listeners’ spine. As such, its records like this from Skyzoo that make his comparison to the literary icon on Langston’s Pen sound admissible. Much like label-mates 9th Wonder & Buckshot or Marco Polo & Torae, we can only hope !llmind and Skyzoo continue their collaborative efforts into the future. Both are great at their craft, and likewise have a clear drive to get better.
Skyzoo, !llmind, Featured Artists.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to perform surgery on a cassette tape that you’ve rescued from a disrespectful boombox. Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and producer !llmind remember the analog era fondly and have teamed up to bring a 2010 version on their collaborative album aptly titled Live From The Tape Deck. Wednesday night in New York the duo held a private listening session for the album at Guitar Center and TheUrbanDaily. com was in the building to the sneak peek. We wanted to make a 2010 cassette tape. That’s why it’s only 12 songs, Skyzoo told the crowd. And if you had a tape you knew.
Skyzoo's goal while recording the album was "to make something that felt like a 2010 cassette tape. He further explained why he named the project Live from the Tape Deck: " When labels made cassette tapes, it just so happens that was when records were dope. Recording and production. Live from the Tape Deck was recorded at Big China Studios in Brooklyn, New York in 2010 . Skyzoo and Illmind secured features from artists that matched the Live from the Tape Deck concept. These artists are Heltah Skeltah, Torae, Styles P, Buckshot and Rhymefest. Skyzoo goes further saying: "I went to who I felt made sense for the records I put them on.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|3||The Burn Notice
Featuring – Heltah Skeltah
|4||Speakers On Blast|
Featuring – Torae
|7||The Winners Circle|
|10||The Now Or Never
Featuring – Buckshot, Styles P.*
Featuring – Rhymefest
- Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Illmind
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 93461 21802 4
|DDM LP 2180||Skyzoo & !llmind*||Skyzoo & !llmind* - Live From The Tape Deck (2xLP, Album)||Duck Down||DDM LP 2180||US||2010|