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Rising star in hip-hop breaks out new music on tour

Hip-hop artist Skizzy Mars will release his new album, “Alone Together,” on April 8.

Hip-hop artist Skizzy Mars will release his new album, “Alone Together,” on April 8.

It’s less than a month until Skizzy Mars drops his new album.

And he’s giving audiences a taste of the album while on his tour.

“It’s been great, I’ve been on tour for about 20 dates, and I have 20 more to go,” he says during a recent interview from Pomona, Calif. “The tour is based off of the new music, and it’s going over well with the fans.”

Mars is a hip-hop artist who got his start in Harlem, N.Y. His debut EP, “The Red Balloon Project” was released in February 2015.

His new album, “Alone Together,” will be released on April 8.

The 12-track album was put together over the course of a year.

Just two weeks ago, Mars was still working on the final edits, but he made the deadline.

“I had to give in and let the record company have it,” he says with a laugh. “I’m the type of musician that will go over everything like 1,000 times in order to make the music better.”

At 22, Mars is one of the faces to watch in hip-hop. His profile has been rising steadily since he began in the business at age 18.

With collaborations with G-Eazy, Tory Lanez and Blackbear, he’s widened his audience over the past couple of years.

“Alone Together” was made in Los Angeles and New York City.

Mars worked again with music producer Michael Keenan in West Hollywood, Calif.

He says the difference between “Alone Together” and his last EP is that more collaborators were brought in.

“A lot of new writers came onto the project,” he says. “I appreciate their abilities to diversify things.”

After his current tour is over, Mars plans to head back to California and start some writing sessions.

“I’m already living like it’s 2020,” he says. “I am constantly looking online for new talent in music. These are the innovators I want to work with, and some of these young musicians are incredible.”