By Sean O | January 19th, 2012
Manhattan’s own Skizzy Mars is at it again. The New York emcee just dropped his newest track, “Sirens,” and boy is it a good one.
Always one to do his own thing, Skizzy comes out of left field with a remake of one of the first tracks he ever recorded. “Sirens” is packed with good word play and solid production. There’s even some gospel choir thrown in for good measure.
With influences like The Killers and Beirut, as well as Kanye West and Frank Ocean, Skizzy Mars is an artist worth following. He calls his sound “alternative rap.” Labels aside, his style of hip hop is a nice alternative to most of what the blogs put out these days. He’s got heart, something to say, and productions that appeal to a wide audience. It’s a killer combination. As he raps in the song, “I’m on the cusp of greatness // It’s gonna take some time, some work and a lot of luck.”
Maybe not as much luck as he thinks.