Cambatta x Apollo Brown – Nightmares (Video)

Cambatta & Apollo Brown – Nightmare (Video)

Good lord! Wow. This shit is dark and nasty. Extremely crazy on all levels to be sure. Cambatta has a raw, unique, and commanding flow about him. The way his mind unravels into his poetry is something to behold and when given the visual element here, I think it gives yet more texture. And to be honest, I would not have been able to call this as an Apollo Brown beat. Which makes it all the more amazing. This is a stand out track for 2020.

Apollo Brown – 365 (feat. Ro Spit, NameTag, Ty Farris) (Video)

365 is given the visual testament as a tribute to Apollo Brown’s project, Sincerely, Detroit.   Here you have that vintage Apollo Brown sound incorporated around wordsmiths, Ro Spit, NameTag, and Ty Farris.  And I find myself really focused on Farris’ sixteen as his cadence really keeps you on the hook here.

Make sure you have this project in your collection!

Single You Out: Apollo Brown – God Help Me (ft. Black Milk x Ketchphraze x DJ Los)

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Nobody incorporates that soulful flavor into hip hop like Apollo Brown.  I love his sound.  As a matter of fact, I might make it Apollo Brown Day around the house and listen to his body of work…which is mounting.   This is coming of a recently announced album, entitled, Sincerely, Detroit. So you know where that is headed.  He leads off with a really dope cut featuring Black Milk and Ketchphraze.

Hip Hop Dependency: Best Albums Of 2018

Well, here we are!   Our Top 10 albums from 2018.   I literally listened to hundreds of projects this year so giving you a top ten was no easy task considering not only the number of albums but also the quality.  And these lists are always prone to spark debate and conversation, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?  I simply wanted to shine a light on my favorite joints this year and in part give my definitive salute as a fan to these artists and their body of work.   Here we go…Enjoy!!

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Apollo Brown x Joell Ortiz – Grace Of God (Video)

Here’s another dope visual from Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz’s new album, Mona Lisa. Ortiz divulges thoughts and experiences from his past encased in the skill and lyricism that we have come to expect. He goes in on the images that he used to emulate as a child, and gives praise that he made it out of all of the pitfalls if nothing but the grace of God. He reflects over an Apollo Brown beat that has it all. He makes musical harmony out of drums, horns, strings, and scratching. Definitely memorable off a really dope project.

Ras Kass – SOI3 (ft. K-Rino) (prod. Apollo Brown) (Video)

Man,  I love this reworking of a classic!  You’ve got K-Rino joining Ras Kass trading verses over an Apollo Brown reworking of the Diamond D classic remix of the original which is a sacred treasure of mine and many.

I really do love the addition of K-Rino to the track as he is one of the illest emcees, and also amongst the most underrated.  His bars here are primo.  Respect!

Can’t wait for the new project!

Apollo Brown x Joell Ortiz – Cocaine Fingertips (Video)

Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz have a new collaborative album out called Mona Lisa which is quite dope.  This track, Cocaine Fingertips, is not just given the video treatment, but more or less the cinematic treatment.   Brown drops a tight beat in stealth mode with Ortiz painting some ill lines with his super refined flow, all mingled in this video between a Pablo Escobar-esque story line.

Very entertaining….COP THE ALBUM.

Single You Out: Apollo Brown x Locksmith – Litmus

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Apollo Brown and Locksmith launch the second single from their forthcoming album, No Question.    The unison of Brown and Lock is that of deep seeded soul colliding with profound lyrical talent.  The result has been amazing thus far.   This song is beautiful through and through and a testament to what two great artists can accomplish together.

This album has all the potential in the world and we will be blessed with it’s presence in about a month. (June 15th to be exact)

Apollo Brown x Planet Asia – The Aura (Video)

Who’s excited about this collaborative project from Apollo Brown and Planet Asia, Anchovies, dropping next Friday? I know I am. These two artists are at the top of their game right now. Brown gives us blessings in the subtlest of forms with a stripped down, yet impactful production. Asia CONSISTENTLY proves that he has one of the sharpest flows in the game without a let down.