Following our reveal of the best major label hip-hop albums of 2014 earlier in the week, we now present our favorite indie LP’s of the year. As per usual, it was hard to find 10 inclusions for the major label list, and hard to narrow it down to only 10 on the indie list. 10. [cont.]
We Play Records: “Follow up release from the boutique Australia labe, We Play! Records. This limited edition 7″ release features Connecticut’s own, Apathy (Demigodz/AOTP)This release is limited to 500 units worldwide and comes on blue transparent vinyl.”
Official label description: “As rap takes new forms with its various players and influencers, it’s important to pay dues to those who’ve paved the way. While some will disregard this rule in favor of ignorant ideals, those who make it aware that they stand on the shoulders of giants will more often than not last [cont.]
Brand new Apathy song “Summer Of Sin” produced by Apathy. From the forthcoming EP CC: Weekend At The Cape.
Blacastan and Stu Bangas are Watson and Holmes. The new album out July 29th on Brutal Music. Here is the first single featuring Apathy.
Apathy has been putting it down for almost twenty years now, with Connecticut Casual marking his fourth solo album in the can, not counting various projects with The Demigodz, The Get Busy Committee, and Army Of The Pharaohs. We’ve seen him kill it multiple times with his vocabulary rich, breathless brand of lyricism, so there’s [cont.]
From the album Connecticut Casual in stores June 3rd. Video directed by Andrew Camacho.
Apathy took to Facebook to announce that he and O.C. have joined together to form a supergroup called Perestroika. The term refers to, “a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s (1986), widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning “openness”) policy reform. The [cont.]
Apathy took to Facebook to speak on a topic that has been bugging him for a while, monetary support from his fans. This came after he reposted a post from Bette Midler, who was expressing her own disappointment in the music industry, in the face of piracy. Some fans took issue with this, and he [cont.]
Stealth Bomb Records own Merkules teams with Apathy and Celph Titled of the Demigodz for the lead single off of Vanderslice’s “Everything’s Awesome” project. “The Bottom Line” stars the Vancouver emcee, who is as handsome as he is talented, with the backdrop provided by Vanderslice and his partner Green Steez.
Produced by Smoke The World. From the album Connecticut Casual, due June 3rd, 2014 on Dirty Version Records.
Apathy took to Twitter today to announce the release schedule for both his next solo LP, Connecticut Casual, as well as the next Army Of The Pharaohs album, In Death Reborn. Ap’s album is expected for May, while ATOP’s is expected in April. Check out the tweets and tentative cover art below. "Connecticut Casual". May. [cont.]
F.E.B.’s own Freak Tha Monsta and Apathy join forces to sink their teeth into this eerily smooth, hard-hitting banger. The point is undoubtedly driven home with precision-like cuts from DJ Kwestion of Jedi Mind Tricks. “I Am That” is the first single off Freak Tha Monsta’s entirely self produced debut solo EP titled Jackson Brolick. [cont.]
From The Snowgoons’ Black Snow 2 dropping december 13th.
Man Bites Dog Records is proud to present the first video off of Esoteric & Stu Bangas much anticipated project Machete Mode. This song, like the album is produced by Stu Bangas. Esoteric enlisted the help of his fellow A.O.T.P. members Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled & Apathy to round out the track. The video is [cont.]
The self-proclaimed “King of Connecticut” provides the soundscape (now in visual form) to fellow native Franc Grams for a record dedicated to their home-state.
John Zee from SpliffBreaks.com interviews the Demigodz (Celph Titled & Apathy) in Vancouver, BC at Fortune Sound Club. Topics discussed include: Why it took a long time for them to finally perform in Van City, the meaning behind the Demigodz name, Apathy’s involvement as a Mason & how it effects his life, Big Pun’s influence [cont.]
Meta P is a Rhode Island Native who is known for everything from dark “horrorcore” to deep and touching subjects such as “Dragonfly,” which examined and explored the recent death of his twin sister; which was verified on his most recent LP Edison Ink. In June 2012, Meta was named “Best Rap Act of 2012″ [cont.]
As long as they’ve been putting it down in the game, it’s hard to believe there’s never been a Demigodz full-length LP before. We did see a little heard EP back in 2002, courtesy of Ill Boogie Records, which would lay the foundations for this very album. Ten years later, Apathy, Celph Titled, Esoteric, Ryu, [cont.]
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