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1. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Heroes 0:00 2. Apollo Brown & OC - We the People 0:59 3. Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - Friends Like These 4:51 4. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Volume 7:48 5. Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - Masterplan 10:37 6. Apollo Brown & Che Noir - Hustle Don't Give (feat. Black Thought) 14:20 7. Apollo Brown - Detonate (feat. M.O.P.) 18:03 8. Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - I Can Do No Wrong 21:09 9. Apollo Brown & Planet Asia - Potatoes (Feat. Torae) 24:27 10. Apollo Brown & Skyzoo - On The Stretch & Bob Show 27:10 11. Apollo Brown - Still Standin' (feat. Rasheed Chappell) 31:17 12. Apollo Brown - Streets Won't Let Me Chill 34:13 13. Apollo Brown & Planet Asia - Avant Garde 38:11 14. Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - Shine 41:05 15. Apollo Brown & Che Noir - Worth Gold 43:58 16. Apollo Brown - Dominance 47:13 17. Apollo Brown & Che Noir - The Apple (feat. Planet Asia) 51:35 18. Apollo Brown - Gettin' By (feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Dynasty) 54:56 19. Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown - Murder Spree 58:09 20. Apollo Brown - Odds Ain't Fair (feat. Hassaan Mackey) 1:01:37 21. Apollo Brown & OC - The Formula 1:05:37 22. Apollo Brown & Skyzoo - Innocent Ambition 1:09:20 23. Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - 48 Laws Pt. 1 1:12:54 24. Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - Understanding 1:17:46 25. Apollo Brown - Money (feat. Masta Ace & Wordsworth) 1:21:34 26. Apollo Brown & Che Noir - '94 1:24:36 27. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Like A Diamond 1:27:58 28. Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - Masterplan 1:31:07 29. Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz - Reflection 1:34:47 30. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Something 1:38:32 31. Apollo Brown & OC - Prove Me Wrong 1:41:36 32. Rapper Big Pooh - Augmentation 1:45:26 32. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Daily Bread 1:48:49
Simplicity is genius. Great artists can make the ostensibly impossible seem effortless. It’s in this rarefied air where you’ll find Detroit's Apollo Brown, constantly conjuring fresh innovations out of a tried-and-true formula. For the last decade, the Mello Music Group artist has singularly re-defined and expanded the foundation of what boom bap production can sound like in the 21st Century.
Just consider the revered legends that have collaborated on full-length albums with him: Rass Kass (“Blasphemy”), Guilty Simpson (“Dice Game,”) Skyzoo (“Easy Truth Sessions”), Big Pooh (“Words Paint Pictures”) and O.C. (“Trophies.”) No less than DJ Premier declared the latter “hip-hop for the people,” naming “Trophies” the best album of 2012.
This is the tradition that Apollo Brown triumphantly upholds: the head-nodding, screwface-inducing, soul-replenishing lineage of Primo and Pete Rock, J Dilla and Large Professor, Mobb Deep and DJ Muggs. He makes music for old and young heads—bone bruising beats that summon visceral images of back alley brawls in ’81, pool hall melees, and metropolitan griminess. An East Coast sound with a midwestern mentality, channelling the marrow-freezing chill of the wind fleeing Lake Michigan.
These aren’t beats impersonally e-mailed across the continent from producer-to-MC. On every album bearing the Apollo Brown alias, the artists create songs in the same room, bouncing ideas and concepts off each another until the final product is a masterpiece.
You can immediately tell an Apollo Brown beat from the first kick-drum. Horns and organs are sourced with the monkish discipline of a master digger with a superior ear. The drums are hard and nasty. The full effect blends sadness, depression, and tenderness with the savage ferocity of brass knuckles hip-hop. It’s fall music, somber relatable music, gray sky music that offers the unvarnished truth.
Everyone from Danny Brown to Chance The Rapper, Freddie Gibbs to Masta Ace, Black Milk to Oddisee have spit bars over his beats. Don’t sleep on his projects with The Left, Ugly Heroes, and Hassaan Mackey, or his several acclaimed instrumental albums. Amounted together, it gives Apollo Brown a body of work that lives up to the legacy of the older gods. The explanation why is pretty simple. If you still have any doubts, all you need to do is press play.
Apollo's credo is simple: "Everything I make, I try to make it my favorite album of all time."