Skyzoo – Milestones (A Story Dedicated to Fatherhood) | Album
“The idea for this project came from me noticing the landscape of how fathers are represented in hip hop. Outside of Will Smithâ€™s classic â€œJust the Two Of Usâ€ and a handful of others, the majority of the records in hip hop that speak on fatherhood have a negative connotation. I wanted to change that narrative, as itâ€™s not the only one that exists. Myself being a father, there are a ton of others like me who are engulfed in hip hop and are also 24 hour a day dads, whose kids mean the world to them. I wanted to showcase that. I started this project in August of 2019 as one song, and it grew into an entire project within a week, and Iâ€™ve been sitting on this idea since the summer/fall, waiting for Fatherâ€™s Day weekend to come around.
This is a conceptual EP, where each song is a story that holds hands with the ones before and after it, all about my life as a kid, growing up with my father always in my life, and how thatâ€™s now shaped me as a father myself. Itâ€™s named â€œMilestonesâ€, after my son Miles, and also signifying the milestones that us dads reach in life as we grow into fatherhood. This project is solely about growing Up with a dad, being a dad, and the importance of it all. To all the fathers out here who are lovingly and actively doing the work, this one is for us.”