Mello Music Group drops a new track featuring Oddisee & Phonte, “Requiem”.
For the last eight years, Mello Music Group has lived by that ethos. If youâ€™re reading these words, youâ€™re inevitably well aware of its ascendance and growing legacy. But more importantly, you know the artistsâ€”those singular voices channeling the spirits of the past and spitting premonitions of the future. Boom-bap at its best: evolving and expanding the art form, capturing stories of the struggle, upholding the tradition, and keeping the crooked honest.
Persona unveils the murdererâ€™s row that is the Mello roster of 2015. Oddisee, Apollo Brown, yU, L’Orange, Red Pill, Open Mike Eagle, Rapper Big Pooh, Quelle Chris. The stars of the present teamed with timeless innovators like Phonte (Little Brother), Blockhead, Ras Kass, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Oh No, Masta Ace, and Bilal Salaam. The result is something that binds current greats with the pioneers who paved the asphalt. Itâ€™s both a historical moment and hard as hell.