Grand Rapids
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 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 10.05.2021
Henryk Debich
Exclusive Edition: »Monika / Zabawa«
»Monika / Zabawa«, by the must-discover Polish composer Henryk Debich, will be released on July 23 in a second limited edition available exclusively on HHV Records.
Music News | posted 22.04.2021
Squarepusher
Reissue: »Feed Me Weird Things«
»Feed Me Weird Things,« Squarepusher’s debut released 25 years ago on Rephlex, will be reissued in an expanded edition on Warp Records on June 4, 2021.
Music Review | posted 02.05.2021
Kohsuke Mine
First
»First«, the 1970 debut by Kohsuke Mine and his quartet, has now been reissued for the first time in BBE Records’ J Jazz Masterclass Series.
Music Column | posted 11.05.2021
Records Revisited
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing, 1981
Nightlife for androids: On »Nightclubbing«, along with one of the world’s leading rhythm sections, Grace Jones made sure that reggae and new wave would develop a new life of its own in 80’s pop.
Music List | posted 04.05.2021
Crumb
10 All Time Favs
Since their debut »Jinx« in 2019, Crumb have been considered the next big thing in music . Now their new album »Ice Melt« is out. The perfect opportunity to ask them about 10 records that have shaped, improved and educated them.