Brookyln emcee Skyzoo’s newest mixtape Theo vs J.J. (Dreams vs Reality) follows up the heavily underrated Great Debaters mixtape that came out last summer.
Theo vs J.J. contrasts the paths of two characters from black sitcoms. Tracks 1-6 chronicle the graduate school bound Theo Huxtable from The Cosby Show while tracks 7-12 detail the always hustling J.J. Evans from Good Times. If the quality and depth of this mixtape is any indication then we’re in for an Album of the Year caliber release when The Dream Deferred drops next month.
One of my favorites from the tape was track 3, “Fulfillment.” The Thelonious Martin produced song samples “Wind Danse” by Chick Corea. This track and 6 others from the mixtape are only avaible purchasing them on iTunes for $4.99