my 10th great listen of 2012


Apollo Brown has (rightfully) been a very busy man this year. Boom Bap has had something of a renaissance. Not that it ever went away but it has been a lot easier to find on shelves/itunes servers. This man has an awful lot to do with that as well. His Trophies project with OC is one of my favourites this year but with his latest project with Guilty Simpson, Dice Game, he has surpassed it. I get the same feeling listening to this pair that got when I first heard Celph Titled riding Buckwild’s creations on Nineteen Naughty Now. There are very few producer MC combo’s where the beatsmith is the first name on peoples lips. DJ Premier, Pete Rock, J Dilla, 9th Wonder…. Apollo Brown. Esteemed company indeed!

Buy: Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson – Dice Game

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