Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – “Payout (feat. Stalley)”

After years of mutual respect, circling each other in collaborations, tours, style and respect, two titans of their craft have finally collided in Apollo Brown & Skyzoo’s “The Easy Truth.” The album is everything you’ve dreamt it would be: breakneck instrumentals and syllables crafted to make your head spin. The marriage between Detroit instrumentals and NYC wordplay has never been more cohesive. Themes range from police brutality to NY ambitions; Skyzoo shows you the world the way he sees it.

Recorded and produced in Detroit, “The Easy Truth,” is the perfect distillation of hiphop influences. Every moment on the album is a loaded question, a perspective positing a notion of truth, the convergence of grit and symphony.

Joining the artists on the record are Joell Ortiz, Westside Gunn, Stalley, Conway and Patty Crash, a reciprocal band of guests that only add depth and richness to the duo’s chemistry. “The Easy Truth,” is true to its titular description: honest, fluid, and organic.

Taylor Bandit – Conflicted Conscience (album)

Check this new Taylor Bandit album. I was able to give it 2 full listens on a drive today and it is a nice sounding album. MaddFrequency puts out some beautiful production on this joint, often assisted by the drum work of AlphaMega. Taylor does it all justice too. Give this one a listen, download, and share it.