MP3: @ApolloBrown & @Skyzoo feat. @WestsideGunn & Conway (@WhoIsConway) - Basquiat On The Draw
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.
Today, we bring to you another single, “Basquiat On The Draw”, from the hard-hitting duo of Apollo Brown & Skyzoo. The team is back again with assistance from two of the rawest emcees in the game: Westside Gunn & Conway. Skyzoo dances through wordplay like nobody else can while Apollo's beats establish himself as one of the most elite to ever do it. Every note & syllable reinforces the the pairing's chemistry. The latest addition to the album's reveal is a look into the underbelly of New York---a black & white examination of classic styles.
Skyzoo commented to XXL:
“I've been rocking with Westside and Con since late 2014. They are like family to me. When Apollo played me this beat, automatically I knew who I wanted to get on it, as it fit their style of abrasiveness. The song is just in your face punch lines; three emcees in a free for all cipher.”
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