DJ Soko and Apollo Brown, two thirds of acclaimed group The Left, command you to “Stand Up.” For this brazen order, Soko enlists Brown on the boards and the incomparable mic skills of Guilty Simpson and Hassaan Mackey.
The 4th installment in Mello Music Group’s monthly 7” series finds Apollo finessing a triumphant horn loop that would make Pete Rock proud, while Soko adds personality to the beat via a scratch chorus made up of declaratives from past classics by Pharoahe Monch and M.O.P.. Motor City rhyme animal Guilty Simpson stomps into the track, providing a sixteen bar reminder why he’s one of the fiercest on the mic today. Low Budget’s Hassaan Mackey takes the baton from Guilt, inviting you to take his lines “like a razor to the throat.” Two raw …
DJ Soko (of The Left) is releasing his first limited edition 7″ vinyl next week via Mello Music Group! Enjoy the free download of the b-side entitled “Biters” featuring Guilty Simpson and produced by Gensu Dean.
SXSW season just ended and Mello Music Group’s Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Gensu Dean, and yU have teamed up @CricketNation and 2DopeBoyz to launch their latest exclusive compilation via Muve Music. The new Mello Muve Compilation features exclusive new songs, commentary and classic tracks. You can stream here:
Mello Muve Compilation Exclusives:
Gensu Dean “Ramesses (feat. 7even:thirty & Homeboy Sandman)”
Oddisee “Hustle Off”
Diamond District “Right Now”
The 1978ers (yU + Slimkat) “I Gotta Move (feat. Mr. HU)”
Apollo Brown “This is Life (feat. Red Pill)”
DJ Soko “Stand Up (feat. Guilty Simpson & Hassaan Mackey)” [prod. Apollo Brown]