Apollo Brown Says Detroit Rappers & Producers "Tend To Shine"

posted Wednesday February 19 ,2014 at 06:00PM CST | 13 comments

Apollo Brown Says Detroit Rappers & Producers

Exclusive: Apollo Brown says, "I don't work with artists based on money or what they can offer me monetarily."

Apollo Brown says he has one criteria when it comes to selecting rappers with whom he works. 

"Being a tried and proven producer, I have the privilege of working with artists that I'm a fan of, whether up-and-comers or legends in the game,” says the Detroit-based producer, who released his Abrasions: Stitched Up EP with Planet Asia in January, in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "I don't work with artists based on money or what they can offer me monetarily. I also don't work with artists that I don't respect artistically and-or personally. I have to be a fan. I work with artists based on merit, chemistry and the ability to come together and create a classic record.”

Apollo Brown’s other work includes the 2012 Trophies album with D.I.T.C. member OC and the 2013 The Brown Tape project with Ghostface Killah.

Regardless of who rhymes over his beats, the Michigan producer says that his hometown provides inspiration for his music.

"Detroit is full of character and emotion,” he says. "The people, the places, the climate and the history provides the amazing foundation for great music. Detroit is the city people are checking for when it comes to Hip Hop. All around the globe, fans are tuning in to what's next. Whether it's our producers, or emcees, or even vocalists, we tend to shine a little bit. I'm proud to represent this place."

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  • Anonymous
    Since when?? no one listens to this bullshit except for Detroit folks in their teeny tiny Detroit Michigan bubble
    • Will $teel
      hahahhaha damn fool ur makin urself look retarded. Like it or not Detroit is EXTREMELY relevant when it comes to hip hop
  • RR
    Is it me or does that guy look like the child of Drake and Timbaland, lol?
  • Anonymous
    DETROIT UNDERGROUND ALWAYS HOLDS IT DOWN
  • Anonymous
    Quelle Chris - Ghost at the finish line Every hip-hop head needs to hear this.
  • Anonymous
    i want another cd from a apollo brown all his cds are good except for ugly heros
  • Tito
    Although I'n kind of tired of Apollo's beats. I gotta give him mad props for this sentence: "I also don't work with artists that I don't respect artistically and-or personally."
  • RHX
    My nuts tend to shine
    • Anonymous
      MINE ARE ALL SHRIVELED AND DRY
  • Harlem's Reckoning
    Detroit represents hip hop in an exceptional fashion. Apollo and Black Milk are two of my favorite producers, and my respect for Apollo's craft has just gone higher after this article. Principles are hard to find in Hip Hop, especially when money gets involved. Good work Detroit.
    • Hoogvliet
      dont forget Dilla, but you are right! they rep hiphop exceptionally