Detroit is a hornets nest of dope producers, and Apollo Brown is one of the best. Also, everyone knows I fux with Brooklyn-based Slaughterhouse alum Joell Ortiz. The duo has come together to drop a new 11-track album called MONA LISA, which is due out this fall. Stream the first single Decisions below...
the sales pitch
Detroit producer Apollo Brown has made a name for himself as one of Hip-Hop’s most legendary new producers while maintaining a golden era sound. His production credits are a who’s who of Hip-hop greats from Danny Brown to Ghostface Killah, Ras Kass to Westside Gunn. Even Chance the Rapper used a pair of Apollo beats on his debut mixtapes. Known for bringing the best out of musicians, Apollo has a knack for making timeless classics.
Brooklyn’s Joell Ortiz started on none other than Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label and built a huge buzz in the industry. He’s worked with legends like Just Blaze among others. He then signed to Shady Records as ¼ of the supergroup Slaughterhouse. He’s worked with Hip-Hop titans Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Akon, and Big Daddy Kane.
Now the pair of Hip-hop luminaries have their first collaborative album on Mello Music Group. It’s nothing short of a masterpiece: Mona Lisa.
creditsreleases October 26, 2018
The slow and low steelo of Decisions is not what I've come to expect from the manic nuevo rican Ortiz, but that's the fun of seeing him collab with Apollo Brown! Can't wait to hear more gems from this record. CLICK HERE to cop Decisions for free via bandcamp.
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