Apollo Brown

Apollo Brown is a hip-hop producer whose work obscures the line between classic and modern. Hailing from the boom-bap mecca of Detroit, Apollo grew up listening to a variety of musical genres. Citing influences that range from Seals & Crofts to MOP, from Journey to Wu-Tang, he has cultivated a style that’s distinctly his own. Having collaborated with hip-hop stalwarts like Ras Kass, Red Pill, Ugly Heroes, Guilty Simpson, OC, Danny Brown and Kool G Rap, Apollo Brown has gained recognition and respect in the scene through his signature hard-hitting drums and soulful melodies. Follow him on Twitter here.

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Bio

Apollo Brown & O.C. is a collaboration between Detroit producer Apollo Brown and Brooklyn emcee O.C.. They released their debut album titled Trophies on April 24, 2012, via Mello Music Group. "Trophies" is 16 tracks of mass appeal set in motion by two different eras of hip hop's elite. Detroit producer Apollo Brown lays the foundation, and the legendary O.C. constructs the vocals. Arguably, their best album respectively, "Trophies" is straight to the point hip-hop; no frills, no preservatives, not even a single feature. Just O.C. at his finest and Apollo once again commanding no disappointments. Today's society is fascinated with "Trophies." Not just a shiny cup or figurine atop a wooden platform, but the superficial earnings as a result of one's recognition. Prestigious awards, fancy cars, nice jewelry, and beautiful women, are all coveted "Trophies" of the present day. They seem to be the preferred end result of our hard work. Everyone NEEDS to be recognized for whatever their achievement may be, in order to feel that he/she made a mark in this world. And in order for our recognition to be proper, we NEED an award, or a material object to help reassure us that we did something. But why? Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Apollo Brown Talks Ibeyi’s Ibeyi

By Apollo Brown | February 23, 2015

Apollo Brown Talks Ibeyi’s Ibeyi

On their debut album, these French-Cuban twin sisters sing in English and Yoruba, exploring truths bigger than any one of us, but that unite us all.