Apollo Brown: Sincerely, Detroit (Stream)

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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Phat Kat: World Premiere

Another cut from the upcoming reissue of Phat Kat’s Carte Blanche LP. The Detroit MC announced the release back in June, along with an unreleased Dilla-produced track which was lifted from the album. Now he’s back with another unearthed Dilla gem, World Premiere, which you can stream below. The album is due for release tomorrow on Below System Records. Continue reading “Phat Kat: World Premiere”

Phat Kat ft. La Peace: It Don’t Get No Liver Than This

Detroit underground legend and J Dilla favourite, Phat Kat, is reissuing his 2007 Carte Blanche album. Phat Kat said that the decision to reissue was made “because it was put out right before the internet blew up, so it never really got to a lot of listeners. And it was a really good project that slipped through the cracks”.
Along with the reissue, he has also dug up a previously unreleased track for us to savour. It Don’t Get No Liver Than This is produced by Dilla and features fellow Detroit MC, La Peace. Originally recorded in 1997, it is one of two Dilla-produced bonus tracks on the updated version, alongside World Premier. Continue reading “Phat Kat ft. La Peace: It Don’t Get No Liver Than This”