REKS – H.I.P.H.O.P. (prod. by Apollo Brown) (Video)

Reks crafted this video single from his 2016 album, The Greatest X. The production hails from the mind of none other than Apollo Brown.

The acronym stands for H.er I.finite P.owers H.elp O.ppressed P.eople. The music stands for the genre that assist people through difficult times and struggle. As an artist, Reks expresses how the music became a vehicle of expression for him. Dope track from a dope album.

Ugly Heroes – Daisies (Video)

Ugly Heroes release a video for the track Daisies, from their much vaunted album, Everything In Between.

The realness in this song, this album, and this group, really relates to people.  There is such a human element to everything they do.  They are humbling and at the same time motivating.  As a listener and a fan they always inspire me especially during difficult times.

Enjoy.

 

 

Single You Out: Verbal Kent – Suitcase Switch (ft. Freddie Gibbs)

Verbal Kent is back with the backing of Apollo Brown and Freddie Gibbs for his new single, Suitcase Switch.  The production from Apollo Brown is absolutely beautiful.  It’s got so much soul packed into the span of four minutes.  Kent and Gibbs do an admirable job spitting some nice bars with their own divergent styles.  Kent keeps a rapid delivery while Gibbs relies on a more methodical approach to rocking the mic.  It all comes together nicely.

Verbal Kent’s new album, Anesthesia, drops on September 11th.

Single You Out: Rask Kass x Apollo Brown – Giraffe Pussy (ft. Bishop Lamont, Royce The 5’9″, and Xzibit)

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We all are highly anticipating Ras Kass and Apollo Brown’s release, Blasphemy.  It should be a truly great effort when it comes down to it.  These two gentleman are too talented to produce anything less than something outstanding.  The cut Giraffe Pussy is another lead up to the project which is due out in a couple of weeks on October 28th and features some prominent names in Bishop Lamont, Xzibit (just does the hook), and Royce The 5’9″.

Single You Out: Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – H2O (ft. Pharaoh Monch and Rakaa Iriscience)

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When Apollo Brown and Ras Kass first announced their collaborative album, Blasphemy (due out Oct 28th), it instantly became one of the most anticipated albums for 2014.  H2O is the first single from the project and this should put all heads on notice.   It’s a smooth and soulful offering featuring incredible lyricism.  You would be hard pressed to find something as dope as this track out now.   Enjoy!

Single You Out: Rozewood – Story Of My Life (prod. by Apollo Brown)

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Brand new single released by DigiCrates Records, with HHD favorite Rozewood on the mic and all around favorite, Apollo Brown, on the production.  The result is a smoothed out, introspective song, that will keep you captivated for nearly five minutes.  Rozewood’s next mixtape, Radio Raheem is going to drop a little later this month.

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Single You Out: Ugly Heroes – Pay Attention

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Off of the forthcoming Mello Music Group Compilation, Mandala Vol. 2, Today’s Mathematics, comes the first single from Ugly Heroes.  The crew is of course comprised of Verbal Kent, Red Pill, and Apollo Brown.  This is a stellar joint if my opinion counts for anything.  The sound is really an extension of their self-titled album from earlier this year.

“…some pay dues…I pay attention…”

The compilation drops on January 28th so save the date…

Ugly Heroes ( Apollo Brown x Verbal Kent x Red Pill) – Hero’s Theme (Video)

The Ugly Heroes give you that “every man music” with their video release of Hero’s Theme.   You just listen to the lyrics and think…”Hey, these guys are talking about my life.”   These artists are out here making the most of every moment.   We should all take the lesson and maximize the day.   You should start off by copping their self-titled album.  Bang!

Single You Out: UGLY HEROES (Apollo Brown, Vebral Kent, Red Pill) – Hero’s Theme

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Ugly Heroes is comprised of Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent, and Red Pill, and their self-titled album dropped today.  I am listening to it right now.  It’s bluesy and somber.  It’s also something that real people who have real problems will be able to relate to.  This ain’t your silver spoon music!  If you like this track, you can cop the album, here.