Apollo Brown started the year off with a bang with his project “Trophies” with OC. Now the Detroit producer teams up with another Detroit legend in Guilty Simpson (of Random Axe). The duo has an album coming out called “Dice Game”. The album has Apollo on the beats with Simpson on the rhymes with the only guest appearance coming from Torae and Planet Asia. I'll let Mello Music fill you in on what's going on.
Two Detroit titans, Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson, are joining forces for a collaborative album on Mello Music Group. The album is Dice Game and today we’re happy to share with you the first track, “Truth Be Told”.
Unlike lightweight rappers “scared to face the reality of truth,” Guilty Simpson isn’t one to tiptoe around on the mic. “Truth Be Told” finds the Motor City rhymer bearing his soul over a slow-burning soul chop that is trademark Apollo Brown. Guilty’s usual ferocity is tempered by his introspection, reminiscing back to times when he was hustling and living fast but without direction. A sublime string loop gives Guilty’s monstrous mic presence center stage to tell his story, a specifically hood tale that is still widely relatable. Guilty punctuates his reflections with a worthwhile reminder: “You want change? It starts with you.”
Setting the tone for what you can expect on the full length, “Truth Be Told” hints at mature music, fundamentally sound hip-hop seasoned with substance and experience. With a monster behind the boards and a monster behind the mic, this is a Dice Game you don’t want to miss. November 13th, mark your calendars.
-Michael Stover (@BigSto)