Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz’ collaborative project, Mona Lisa, made quite an impact upon its release on 10.26.2018!!! The project premiered at #3 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart (and still remains on the chart) and held that spot for more than a week. It also premiered at #3 on the Amazon Hip-Hop chart and held down the #1 spot on Bandcamp’s bestseller list.
Today, the duo has unveiled the projects second visual, “Grace Of God”, a heavy and socially conscious offering that continues to display Joell’s growth as an emcee—and a person.
“Now that I’m wise I realize that all I did was hide / Long as they starin’ at that chain / They won’ look inside my eyes and see the pain / See the hurt, see the person I disguise / Can’t write about it all if there’s no words that could describe / The images in my head that visit me in my bed / If I ain’t talk to the Lord, man, spiritually I be dead”