Detroit's most consistent producer, Apollo Brown, comes through with his trademark sound - brassy horn chops, vinyl crackle, and layered drums that knock just right. Definitely turn this one up and let Apollo's production bump at it's head-nodding, face scrunching best.
Red Pill jumps out first with a quick shout to Mello for making the deal on this record: "It ain't a major deal yet, but it ain't minor shit / got the industry by the throat with an iron grip." By :53 seconds in Pill puts a sock in all those armchair comment box reviewers mouths with a display of lyrical wordplay that I'll leave you to unravel on the repeated rewind. After the verse, DJ Eclipse lays a gorgeous scratch hook, reminding people Ugly Heroes is Ugly as ever.
The second verse finds Chicago veteran Verbal Kent choking listeners out with their livestrong bracelets. Verbal proves he's a bad dude like Erykah... knocking your wheaties bowl offa the table, liftin you up and literally throwin' you offa the label. Then at 2:16 Mr. Kent decides to jump it up a notch and match Pills tongue twisting throw down with another display that leaves your pause button worn.
Before it's over Apollo masterfully brings it back to a sit down soul stirring conversational tone.
Braver Heart Music. Trust the soul Music. Trip over a rock and bust your head music but get back up and brush yourself off music. Galactic Fear me Music. Step over that to get to that music. Jumping over my life to get to my next life music. Visually Visual Very well contained music. jumpoveryourodds