Apollo Brown drops his 2nd song from his all-Detroit album Sincerely, Detroit with the video for “The Backbone” featuring rhymes from Guilty Simpson and Fat Ray and a hook courtesy of Melanie Rutherford.
Apollo Brown will showcase over fifty artists from Detroit on his massive Sincerely, Detroit album to salute the Motor City and the plethora of talent that has come out of the midwest. Before the album drops on October 29th on Mello Music Group, Brown drops the single “God Help Me” that features Black Milk, Ketchphraze and DJ Los.
“There are cities that get by on their good looks, offer climate and scenery, views of mountains or oceans, rockbound, or with palm trees,” Apollo Brown says of the project. “And then there are blue-collar cities like Detroit that have to work for a living. Cities that rely on the toughness and resiliency of their people. Cities that will not quit. Detroit has an unmistakable soul; nobody can duplicate what we give to the world.”
Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz keep delivering videos just to remind you just how incredibly dope their collaborative album Mona Lisa is. This go around we get a set of visuals for “Grace of God.” Against the backdrop of projected videos from the crack era, Ortiz drops a host of introspective bars.
Joell Ortiz plays the role of “Chaco” and slams his face in a pile of that powder white and launches into a bugged out dream where he’s helping Pablo Escobar escape from prison. It’s wild.
Three of Slaughterhouse’s finest link up on the remix of “Timberlan’d Up” from Joell Ortiz and Apollo Brown’s forthcoming project Mona Lisa.
The duo of Joell Ortiz and Apollo Brown release their third song from their upcoming Mona Lisa album titled “Reflections.”
“It’s a super relatable chill joint. Gotta have a card like this one in every deck,” Apollo Brown told AFH. “I’m pretty sure this was the first song we recorded, so it set an amazing tone for what was to come. Reminiscent thoughts, the feelings of today, and the idea of tomorrow… ain’t no more hungry nights.”
Straight off of the Joell Ortiz and Apollo Brown collaborative album Mona Lisa dropping in October comes the collaboration with Slaughterhouse brethren Royce 5’9″ as the duo trade bars on “Timbalan’d up.”
Apollo Brown has mastered the one emcee, one producer albums as of late. His recent musical endeavor with Locksmith was an absolute gem and what he has coming will surely raise a few eyebrows. The Detroit producer has announced that he’ll be teaming up with Joell Ortiz for the Mona Lisa album dropping on October 26th. Here’s the lead single from the project “Decisions.”
Apollo Brown has mastered the art of the one emcee/one producer album over the past couple of years with excellent efforts alongside the likes of Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Ghostface and others. But this connection with Bay Area lyricist Locksmith is absolutely one of the highlights of his career. Check out the grown man boom bap of No Question in its entirety now.
The pairing of Locksmith and Apollo Brown was expected to give us some dope results. And this is yet another indicator of how welcoming this pairing is. “Litmus” is the second offering from their collaboration project No Question.