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Apollo Brown
24 March, 2014 6:53 pm

One of seven bonus tracks from the upcoming reissue of Danny Brown’s 2007 LP, Hot Soup.

20 March, 2014 1:32 am

Detroit producer Apollo Brown brings in the dramatic late night ride remix for Chicago emcee (and Ugly Heroes brethren) Verbal Kent. The track, “Underrated?”, is off Verbal Kent’s new album “Sound of the Weapon.” Originally this remix appeared exlucusively on the 日本語/Japanese edition of the album.

16 March, 2014 5:02 pm

Apollo Brown’s Thirty Eight (.38) is a contemporary throwback, inhabiting the realm of reverent reinvention and innovation. It deftly bridges the gap between ‘70s Blaxploitation soundtracks (e.g. Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly or Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man) and the hip-hop records that sampled from them. The tracks on Thirty Eight (.38) are presented in gritty, heavily saturated [cont.]

20 January, 2014 4:29 am

It’s almost time, Mello Music Group is gearing up for the big release of their new Squad Compilations. The Mandala collection features the entire Mello team plus some guest affiliates. Volume 1, Polysonic Flows, takes the avant garde route featuring L’Orange, Open Mike Eagle, Oddisee, Quelle Chris, Milo, Mr. Lif, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, [cont.]

14 January, 2014 2:51 pm

Mello Music Group producers Apollo Brown and Gensu Dean have traded places. Apollo has recreated half of Abrasions w/ Planet Asia; meanwhile Gensu has re-envisioned half of Dice Game w/ Guilty Simpson. The result is a new project with two sides. Listen as Gensu Dean smashes heavy production out on the legendary SP1200, highlighting Guilty [cont.]

9 January, 2014 7:28 am

About a year back Gensu Dean began working on a project with Planet Asia. At the same time label-mate Apollo Brown began working with Guilty Simpson on a record. The two producers lamented the other working with Guilty and Asia prior to them getting a chance to. So an idea hatched: Apollo would take half [cont.]

2 July, 2013 5:09 pm

If you read the description of Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill’s Ugly Heroes project on the Mello Music Group website, you know their definition of “an ‘ugly hero’ is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ’round.” And hey, who doesn’t want to honor those guys? With gratuitous celebrity running [cont.]

15 June, 2013 3:37 am

This week Out Da Box Radio is happy to bring you a special interview with Michigan based Mello Music Group Producer “Apollo Brown”. We were fortunate to speak with Apollo a few weeks ago to discuss specifics about his music history and recent career success. He took the time to speak in-depth about how he [cont.]

4 June, 2013 9:05 pm

Today, Ugly Heroes drops their first music video from their recently released self-titled album for the song “Hero’s Theme.” The mild mannered beat from Detroit’s Apollo Brown features jazzy piano chops with Red Pill and Verbal Kent dropping working class hero rhymes that beautifully compliment the tone of the music underneath them.

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.]

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