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Apollo Brown (Musicians)
Apollo Brown is an American producer and MC from Grand Rapids. He forms the Hip Hop outfit The Left with Journalist 103 and DJ Soko.
Apollo Brown in Reviews
Music Review | posted 09.10.2014
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass
Blasphemy
On »Blasphemy«, boom-bap anesthesiologist Apollo Brown proves together with Ras Kass that a failing rap star’s ultimate hideaway lies within the surroundings of soul-samples.
Music Review | posted 05.05.2014
Apollo Brown
»Thirty Eight«
»Thirty Eight«, Apollo Brown’s first instrumental record since 2011, proves that it only takes a bit of oil and polish to make the wheel run smoothly again.
Music Review | posted 29.08.2013
Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown
Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape
Next to Adrain Younge’s original music, Apollo Brown’s differently approached post-editing of »Twelve Reasons To Die« is standing on eye-level.
Music Review | posted 22.05.2013
Ugly Heroes
Ugly Heroes
No other than Apollo Brown is hiding behind the alias Ugly Heroes, providing Red Pill and Verbal Kent with some of his best beats on this record.
Music Review | posted 12.11.2012
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson
Dice Game
One shouldn’t expect any surprises from »Dice Game«: The Brown/Simpson-axis harmonizes with traditional sample-aesthetics and the classic MPC-arrangements in the style of 1993’s RZA-school.
Music Review | posted 03.04.2012
Apollo Brown & O.C.
Trophies
Even though Apollo Brown doesn’t dig very deep into his record boxes and despite O.C. pointing the obligatory critical finger here and there, this album is an example of quality team-play.
Music Review | posted 18.10.2011
Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown
Daily Bread
For Daily Bread , Apollo Brown is teaming up with the rapper Hassaan Mackey. Those in favor of a souly kind of Hip Hop will be well entertained.
Music Review | posted 25.03.2011
Apollo Brown
Clouds
Apollo Brown’s Clouds counts on a harmonious structure and sensitively put samples in the tradition of good old Hip-hop beat tapes.
Apollo Brown in News
Music News | posted 15.07.2021
Raheem Devaughn & Apollo Brown
Exclusive Edition: »Lovesick«
On »Lovesick« soul singer Raheem Devaughn and beatmaker Apollo Brown collaborate for the first time. Exclusively there will be a limited coloured vinyl edition on HHV Records.
Music News | posted 24.06.2020
Apollo Brown & Che' Noir
Exclusive Edition: »As God Intended«
Apollo Brown has teamed up with Che’ Noir for »As God Intended«, which will be released by Mello Music Group on September 4, 2020. The album is exclusively available from us in a Coloured Vinyl Edition.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 06.09.2021
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Exclusive Edition: »Destiny Waiving«
»Destiny Waiving«, the third collaboration between Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters, is scheduled for release on Bureau B on September 24. Exclusively on HHV Records the record will be available in a limited colored vinyl edition.
Music Portrait | posted 09.09.2021
Dais Records
Sound as a collection
Between experiment and expectation, the contemporary and the past, Dais Records dares a delicate balancing act in aesthetics. Gibby Miller and Ryan Martin make waves where linearity experiences conscious disturbance – and follow the tracks of exceptional labels.
Music Portrait | posted 07.09.2021
Leslie Winer
The Unknown World Star
Björk, Grace Jones, Boy George and Sinéad O’Connor are among her admirers. William S. Burroughs was her mentor. Somehow, she also invented trip-hop. Yet Leslie Winer is known only to insiders today. That could change now.
Music Review | posted 18.09.2021
Hozan Yamamoto & Yu Imai
Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku
The soundtrack to the 1979 film »Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku« composed by Hozan Yamamoto and Yu Imai has now been re-released.
Music Review | posted 16.09.2021
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Le-Le
On the threshold of acid jazz, »Le-Le«, by The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble from Philadelphia, was released in 1987. Now comes a reissue.