By sweeneykovar | April 7th, 2012
OC is a classic MC from the Golden Era of NY hip hop. A member of DITC (Diggin’ In The Crates), a crew that consist of such luminaries like Fat Joe (before he went jiggy), Lord Finesse, Showbiz, A.G., Buckwild and Big L, his place in the annals of hip hop is cemented. Apollo Brown on the other hand, is in the process of establishing his. Most notable for being a part of the larger Mellow Music Group collective, the Michigan producer has been at the forefront of keeping the boom-bap aesthetic alive in 2012. Together, OC and Apollo Brown have combined the old and the new in a full length album titled Trophies.
Here’s what MMG has to say about the LP:
“Trophies is 16 tracks of mass appeal set in motion by two different eras of hip hop’s elite. Detroit producer Apollo Brown lays the foundation and the legendary OC constructs constructs the vocals. Arguably, their best album respectively, Trophies is straight up to the point hip-hop; no frills, no preservatives, not even a single feature…just OC at his finest and Apollo once again commanding no disappointments.”
Trophies is out on May 1 on Mellow Music Group.