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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Royce da 5’9″ ft. Eminem & King Green: Caterpillar

Not content with releasing his much anticipated PRhyme follow up, alongside DJ Premier a few weeks ago, Royce da 5’9″ is back with a new solo album. The Book of Ryan is released today and is laden with heavy bars and complex wordplay from the Detroit MC. There are also some strong features too, including Pusha T, J Cole and Royce’s old associate, Eminem. Continue reading “Royce da 5’9″ ft. Eminem & King Green: Caterpillar”

Royce da 5’9″ ft. J. Cole: Boblo Boat

Royce is already hot on the heels of PRhyme 2 with a solo album called Book of Ryan. Boblo Boat is the first track to be taken from the project and is setting the bar pretty high, as he brings in J. Cole for a feature. The track is produced by Cool & Dre and 808 Ray. Pre-orders for the album are available here, with the release date scheduled for 4 May.