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Apollo Brown
27 May, 2013 1:49 pm

Mello Music Group and Has-Lo are preparing for the fall release of Has-Lo’s “In Case I Don’t Make It” album on Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl. Has-Lo is also in the works with North Carolina emcee, Castle, for a new collaborative release coming later this year. In support of the upcoming 180 Gram Vinyl of [cont.]

24 May, 2013 10:40 pm

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 [cont.]

8 May, 2013 2:26 am

Their words: 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 [cont.]

24 April, 2013 12:24 pm

Stream Apollo Brown’s remix album of Ghostface Killah’s 12 Reasons To Die, which is now being offered in CD and digital formats, courtesy of Soul Temple Music’s Bandcamp. Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape by Ghostface Killah

12 April, 2013 7:21 am

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 [cont.]

20 December, 2012 10:44 am

Motor City brothers Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson have wasted no time pounding the pavement for Dice Game. In the past few weeks Apollo has toured Australia and New Zealand while Guilty did a lean and mean west coast run that spanned Los Angeles to Seattle before hitting the NBC/Universal lot to be on Carson [cont.]

27 November, 2012 8:17 am

Apollo Brown chops a fiery gospel organ into an incendiary track that pulses with life. Guilty wastes no time turning into a microphone bully, showing just why he considers himself as nasty as black licorice. Cocky, brazen and above all ill, Apollo and Guilty are deadly enough as a duo but on this track they [cont.]

6 November, 2012 9:43 am

In a city in depression, rife with corruption and crime, many people have found an outlet in music. Amidst a scene that has played a pivotal role in modern hip-hop and electronic music, Guilty Simpson and Apollo Brown emerge, together, as the next up to bat. Dice Game, the collaborative album from the two, is [cont.]

26 October, 2012 12:41 am

Two Detroit titans, Guilty Simpson and Apollo Brown, are joining forces for a collaborative album on Mello Music Group. The album is Dice Game and today we’re happy to share with you the first track, “Truth Be Told”. Unlike lightweight rappers “scared to face the reality of truth,” Guilty Simpson isn’t one to tiptoe around [cont.]

23 October, 2012 2:57 pm

Waaaaaaake up! It’s 2012 and 7evenThirty is bringing all kinds of hell. After tearing up Atlanta at the A3C showcase, then swinging thru Jackson, Mississippi for a little celebratory event, 7evenThirty brings labelmate Apollo Brown to the table for a fresh mix of Twenty Twelve. Apollo does nothing short of drop the hammer on this [cont.]

13 September, 2012 12:34 am

Mello Music Group is ecstatic to announce Dice Game, a 16 track collaborative album between Detroit’s Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown. The former’s work with Madlib and Dilla already establish him as one of the current greats on the mic and the latter’s heralded music with OC and his own group, The Left, hint towards [cont.]

12 September, 2012 6:41 pm

The Black Opera have quickly proven to be beacons of light in the game, emerging at a time when the landscape is fragmented. Their EnterMission. project presented them as faceless champions for change and forward-motion. Now partnering with Mello Music Group, they are releasing the physical manifestation of EnterMission. on CD this week. They’ve enlists [cont.]

24 July, 2012 3:36 pm

The cold and calculated MC, Has-Lo, has quietly smoldered on his acclaimed debut, In Case I Don’t Make It. Teetering between street and backpack, Has-Lo raps with an analytical mind and a streetwise tongue. Earlier today, Has-Lo debuted two songs at Passion of the Weiss and released his first vinyl 45. “Stained Glass” finds Has [cont.]

15 July, 2012 3:45 pm

After hip-hop’s golden era of the 90′s ended, a lot of rappers found themselves trying to adapt to new standards set by commercially-relevant-yet-street-saavy acts like the Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and Snoop Dogg. Soon, every New York emcee was trying to carve out the next “Hypnotize”, resulting in a lot of our favorite emcees releasing [cont.]

1 June, 2012 6:58 am

Apollo Brown and OC caught lightning with Trophies. The album gave the world an OC who had not lost a step and a modern producer who was earning a place in the continuum of classic hip-hop. In celebration of this success, Mello Music Group leaks “The Biggest Loser,” a bonus cut not on the album. [cont.]

25 April, 2012 6:07 pm

Fast rising production star Apollo Brown and the legendary OC debuted their new album “Trophies” a week early today on itunes (the official wide release is May 1st). The project is one of the most anticipated of the year and has garnered high praise from DJ Premier all the way to Dame Dash. The record [cont.]

25 March, 2012 10:58 am

The first single off of Wordsworth’s sophomore album The Photo Album, which will be released June 12th

14 March, 2012 2:21 pm

It’s SXSW season and Mello Music Group’s Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Gensu Dean, and yU have teamed up with Muve Music, CricketNation and 2DB to launch their latest exclusive compilation. The new Mello Muve Compilation features exclusive new songs, commentary and classic tracks. Mello Muve Compilation (Exclusive) by Mello Music Group

9 March, 2012 2:58 pm

Updated with tagless version. Apollo Brown & OC debuted the first track from their upcoming album “Trophies” on DJ Premier’s Live From HeadQCourterz this Saturday on Sirius. We have a radio rip for everybody to hold them over. Official album release is May 1st.

6 January, 2012 8:00 pm

Apollo Brown announced that he has completed his full length collaborative album with legendary New York emcee OC (Word…Life, Jewelz). The album, titled Trophies, will be out March 27th on Mello Music Group. Apollo Brown has been locked away the last 6 months working on an amazing emcee/producer collaboration with the legendary OC. After trips [cont.]

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