Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill are Ugly Heroes. Album out now!
The origins of Ugly Heores stems from Apollo Brown wanting to do a heavy blue collar album that paints a real picture of life out there. Not a gangsta record. Not a hipster record. A record that paints life as it is today for a lot of the working poor. And as much as we all want to act like we aren't the working poor - truth is, most of us are living check to check with moments of glory intersparsed with notices from electric companies that the disconnect is pending. Emcees Red Pill (Detroit) and Verbal Kent (Chicago) lay some of the rawest slice of life narratives in the game today over 15 tracks produced by Apollo Brown. Think soul drenched beats with moody horns and heavy drums. We all listen to these rags to riches stories most people sell us, but this is that rags and still hoping story. The album is Ugly Heroes.
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Apollo Brown is a hip hop producer from Detroit, MI. He began making music in 1996, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Business Administration, and immersed himself in the hip hop community. He formed a production group with Bronze Nazareth called Black Day In July. In 2007, Apollo released an instrumental album, Skilled Trade, followed by Make Do in 2009. After winning the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships in 2009, he signed with the Mello Music Group as a producer. In 2010, Apollo released The Reset, a series of remixed tracks with new music and verses by Rapper Big Pooh, Black Milk, MED, Grap Luva, Kenn Starr, Oddisee, Diamond District, and more. That same year, he released a collaborative album with Boog Brown called Brown Study, and a group album with The Left called Gas Mask. In 2011, Apollo released the instrumental album Clouds and a collaborative album with Hassaan Mackey called Daily Bread. In 2012, Apollo released his biggest album to date, Trophies, with O.C. of D.I.T.C. Several months later, he released Dice Game with Guilty Simpson.
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Ugly Heroes (Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent, Red Pill) - Graves
Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown feat. Masta Killa - Murder Spree
Harry Fraud feat. Tech N9ne - Rising
Mayalino - Hear Me (Amen)
Chance Fischer - Nightmares In A Frozen Hell
Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo feat. Torae - Warriorz Drum
Havoc feat. Raekwon - Favorite Rap Stars
N.O.R.E. - Student Of The Game
N.O.R.E. feat. Pete Rock - Vitamins
Pusha T - Numbers On The Board
DUBB - Law Of Attraction
Cypress Hill - Red Light Visions
Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man
Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
Cypress Hill - Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk
Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong
Cypress Hill - Hand On The Pump
Cypress Hill - Real Estate
Cypress Hill - I Wanna Get High
Apollo Brown on the beat. Verbal Kent & Red Pill on the vocals. Off of their upcoming album "Ugly Heroes", which is due out 5/28.
An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An UGLY HERO is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go 'round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.
Off of "Twelve Reasons To Die (The Brown Tape)".
Pre-order "Ugly Heroes" here.
Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent, and Red Pill recently sat down with UHF Cable Access Channel 43 for an interview about their new self-titled group album UGLY HEROES that drops 5/28/13. Hear what the record is about and check the album previews! An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An UGLY HERO is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go 'round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.
Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown feat. U-God, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & Killa Sin – Murder Spree [Audio]
Apollo Brown on the beat. Taken from "Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape".
Soul Temple Records announces that, in conjunction with www.recordstoreday.com, they will release an alternate version of the Ghostface Killah/Adrian Younge album Twelve Reasons To Die, This version of the album, created by critically-acclaimed, detroit-based producer Apollo Brown, will be released as a limited edition cassette. These tapes will be given away, along with Issue One of the Twelve Reasons To Die comic book, for free with the purchase of the CD or LP of Twelve Reasons To Die at participating independent record retailers across the Country.
For a list of participating record store locations, please check out: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues
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