MP3: Apollo Brown – “Hungry” Feat. Rapper Big Pooh And Black Milk Apollo Brown’s Latest Single Features Two Exceptional MC’s
Last week Detroit producer, Apollo Brown, delivered us his latest album, The Reset. The project features a variety of exceptional MC’s atop Apollo’s soulful production, including Rapper Big Pooh and Black Milk, on the track “Hungry”. With a hard-hitting beat and rhymes from the two MC’s to match, the track is filled with energy. “Hungry” leads off with a verse from Big Pooh, who recounts his hard work and also takes some time to celebrate his successes. The second verse comes from Black Milk, as he lays a series of bragadoccio rhymes over Apollo’s heavy drums and mix of vocal, horn, and organ chops. Following each verse is the repeating mantra of the song, rapped by Black Milk, “I can’t sleep, I’m on the grind, I’m hungry”; a simple hook that’s pounded into the heads of listeners as a firm proclamation of ambition.
Apollo Brown’s The Reset is now available via Mello Music Group.
Check out “Hungry” feat. Rapper Big Pooh and Black Milk here
Born into a bi-racial family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Apollo Brown’s early influences skewed more toward the music of Journey and The Carpenters than the urban genres his peers often cite as inspiration. This is not to say that once hip-hop came into play, Apollo wasn’t all in. Just as easily as he can praise the virtues of yacht rock, the 29-year-old beatsmith can name personal heroes – Gang Starr, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Nas, and Black Moon – from the early 90s period in which, for him, beats and rhymes became life. Apollo began making his own music in 1996 using Voyetra audio software, then upgraded to Cool Edit 2000 in becoming a self-described bedroom beat-maker for roughly the next eight years. It was the mid-2000s, and the upstart producer saw no future for his work – work he had dedicated his life to – in an industry where radio was setting a formulaic pattern for mainstream music. But he eventually began to miss the creativity in his craft and began producing once again, releasing the instrumental albums Skilled Trade (2007) and Make Do (2009). He went on in 2009 to win the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and competed in the national finals. Apollo then signed as a producer with the Mello Music Group in December of 2009. His debut album, The Reset, is available now via Mello Music Group.
About Mello Music Group:
Like Lao Tzu in hip-hop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. Industry newcomer Michael Tolle founded MMG in 2007 and is acting Director of Operations. MMG will be releasing projects from Oddisee, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kenn Starr, Finale, Trek Life, Dudley Perkins, Sareem Poems, UPS, and YU in 2010