Apollo Brown releases his ‘The Backbone’ video featuring Guilty Simpson, Fat Ray and Melanie Rutherford.
Detroit has an indelible legacy in hip-hop. From artists like J Dilla to Black Milk, from Denaun Porter to Apollo Brown, Detroit’s music has a sound unlike any other. When Apollo Brown set out to create the tribute to his home, he knew he needed to do the city justice.
â€œThatâ€™s home. The backbone. Detroit. Way deeper than a rap song. We work hard here. We live where simplicity is genius, less is more, and straight to the point is an attitude. I deliberately wanted Detroit to be conveyed to the listener with the most minimalistic approach, but packed with the type of feeling that is oh so important to me.” – Apollo Brown
Featuring over fifty Detroit artists, Apollo Brownâ€™s new double album, Sincerely, Detroit, is a love letter to the culture. From different eras and different walks of life, veterans and newcomers alike lend their styles and deliveries to the twenty-one track album. Featuring artists like Royce Da 5â€™9â€, Crown Nation, Black Milk, Trick Trick, Elzhi, Slum Village and many, many more, Sincerely, Detroit is a nearly comprehensive look at the styles and flavors of Detroit.
While the world watches Detroit for influence, Apollo is back to remind people that Detroit sets a standard for others to follow and is a creative haven for Hip-hop. Today we’re extremely excited to share the first video off of the new album The Backbone (feat. Guilty Simpson, Fat Ray, Melanie Rutherford).
â€œNobody can duplicate what we give to the world.â€ – Apollo Brown