Denmark Vessey has been quietly making power moves the last year and the newly signed Dirty Science member has just released his mixtape, “Don’t Drink The Kool Aid,” presented by House Shoes and his new label. How about that for a cosign? The mixtape features Johaz (Dag Savage), Co$$, Quelle Chris and production from Exile, Apollo Brown and more.
The introspective track asks:
“Who’s keeping me from the top? It’s me. What keeps me punching the clock? It’s me… In the end, I have to face me.”
Ugly Heroes continues to connect with listeners through their self-titled debut album. As they begin booking their fall and winter tour schedule, Apollo Brown and company wanted to drop one of their non-album bonus cuts. Red Pill & Verbal Kent both deliver heartfelt vocal performances, while Apollo Brown dips into his experimental toolkit with 808′s and stuttering double time hi-hats.
Somewhere between poverty and fame – is the rest of us: Ugly Heroes. We’re regular people doing what we’ve got to do to get by. That might mean working dead-end jobs; it might mean drinking a little too much; it might mean thoughts of petty crime. For many without a rope to hold onto to, without a way out to make that move, we wonder what we’re supposed to do. It’s enough to make you desperate.
Chicago MC Verbal Kent and Detroit spitter Red Pill lay verses over Apollo Brown’s moody introspective soundscape for the new visuals from director Brandon Damon which premiered earlier this morning. Take a second to listen.
Ugly Heroes, consisting of producer Apollo Brown and rappers Verbal Kent and Red Pill, released their self-titled album recently via Mello Music Group. The 2LP vinyl version of the album is out today which includes an additional bonus 45. To help announce the vinyl release, check out the previously unreleased song “Ugly” featuring DJ Eclipse.
Today, Ugly Heroes drops their first music video from their recently released self-titled album for the song “Hero’s Theme.” The mild mannered beat from Detroit’s Apollo Brown features jazzy piano chops with Red Pill and Verbal Kent dropping working class hero rhymes that beautifully compliment the tone of the music underneath them.