Apollo Brown & Skyzoo’s collaborative album, 'The Easy Truth', will be released on 9.30.2016 via Mello Music Group
After years of mutual respect, circling each other in collaborations, tours, style, & respect, two titans of their craft have finally collided in Apollo Brown & Skyzoo’s 'The Easy Truth'. The album is everything you’ve dreamt it would be: breakneck instrumentals & syllables crafted to make your head spin. The marriage between Detroit instrumentals & NYC wordplay has never been more cohesive. Themes range from police brutality to NY ambitions; Skyzoo shows you the world the way he sees it.
Recorded & produced in Detroit, 'The Easy Truth', is the perfect distillation of Hip-Hop influences. Every moment on the album is a loaded question, a perspective positing a notion of truth, the convergence of grit & symphony.
Joining the artists on the record are Joell Ortiz, Westside Gunn, Stalley, Conway, & Patty Crash (who guested on The Roots single “Never”), a reciprocal band of guests that only add depth & richness to the duo’s chemistry. Coming September 30th, 'The Easy Truth' is true to its titular description: honest, fluid, & organic.
“This joint is easily one of my favorite songs I've ever produced” Apollo Brown stated. “Skyzoo & Patty Crash brought the music to life, then laid it to rest at the same time. I knew it had the potential to be an amazing song when I finished the beat, sent it over, and Sky said that's definitely opening the album. I felt the same way. It's simplicity at its best I think. My personal favorite song on the album”.
"When I first heard the beat, I knew it would open up the album” Skyzoo asserts. “Ironically it was the first beat Apollo played for me out of the batch, and I knew it was exactly how I wanted the project to begin. I hadn't even told him what my approach would be with the album yet and he somehow nailed it blindly. It felt like everything I wanted to speak on in terms of the content of not just this particular song but the entire LP: my neighborhood, unbridled but misguided ambition, police brutality, gentrification, the dichotomy that exists in life, everything. I also knew that I wanted a singer on the record with me, but I knew it had to be a particular voice, one that sorta tugged at the strings so to speak, and as a Roots fan I knew Patty Crash was the perfect songstress for the record. All said and done, I couldn't have scripted the outcome any better".
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