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The mammoth new album from Ugly Hero and production don, Apollo Brown, is finally here. For Sincerely, Detroit, Brown has set his sights on the abundance of talent held within the city he calls home. It’s a recipe for success in my eyes, given the amount of artists housed within the city limits and the scope of the styles and flows they encompass between them. From Phat Kat, Royce and Trick Trick to Chris Orrick, Slum Village and Crown Nation, it feels like a pretty definitive tribute to the Detroit scene and Brown’s production is strong enough to make every track land just right. Downloads of Sincerely, Detroit are available via Bandcamp and you can also listen to it in full below.

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As we near the release of Apollo Brown’s latest project – a Detroit focused album featuring some of the city’s finest artists – the produced has shared the next single from the album. The Backbone features Detroit rap heavyweights, Guilty Simpson and Fat Ray, as well as further vocal support from Michigan native, Melanie Rutherford. Sincerely, Detroit is at midnight on Mello Music Group.

Another superb video from one-man creativity show, Quelle Chris, as he continues to drop off the gems from his most recent album. Mind Ya Bidness is not only written and produced by the Quelle, he is also the brains behind the direction and animation of the video. The album, Guns, is out now on Mello Music Group.

Homeboy Sandman recently released his latest album and for me it’s one of the best we’ve heard from him in a while. Seemingly every artist who finds themselves under Mello Music Group’s wing, also finds themselves releasing some of their strongest work to date and Dusty is no exception. Only one of the tracks has features, with Your Old Droog and Quelle Chris joining the Queens MC on Lookout, leaving the majority of the album free for you to get mesmerised by Sandman’s intricate flows. The production is handled in full by Mono En Stereo. The album is out now via Bandcamp and you can stream it in full below.

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Another sample from the forthcoming Chris Orrick and The Lasso album, as they unveil their second single, People. The Michigan duo are promising a heavily abstract album, which serves as a good reminder of both Orrick’s dexterous approach to writing and The Lasso’s prowess behind the boards. It’s due for full release on 15 November and pre-orders are available over on Bandcamp.

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Nice remix here from Nolan The Ninja, as he revisits Oranges from his Sportee album, which saw its release back in April this year. This new version features a typically strong verse from label mate, Quelle Chris. You can listen below and free downloads are available from Bandcamp.

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Yesterday was a good day to be a rap fan, as we were blessed with the arrival of three very strong albums from across the board. One of those was the reunion album from L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae, as they returned to the studio to build on the successful foundations of their 2015 offering, The Night Took Us In Like Family.

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Touches of psychedelia in the latest video from Homeboy Sandman, as he paves the way for the release of his new album. Far Out is produced by Mono En Stereo, who is at the helm for the whole album. Dusty is due for release on 18 October.

Today, Chris Orrick announced that he has a new album on the way, alongside composer and producer, The Lasso. The two Mello Music Group artists will deliver a 12 track album, that is described as dark, industrial and abstract, which feels like it’s going to be a far cry from Orrick’s earlier 2019 release, Out To Sea. But judging by the first track, it looks likely to be another win for the Detroit rapper. Children of Dirt is available to stream below and I Read That I Was Dead is due for release on 15 November.

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Surprise single from L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae, as they unveil another track from their forthcoming sophomore album. Complicate Your Life With Violence is due for release on 4 October via Mello Music Group.

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