Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz have been hard at work in the booth painting their Masterpiece for the duo’s latest collaboration entitled “Mona Lisa“.
The highly anticipated album features production by Detroit Producer Apollo Brown who has up to 20 projects and counting under his belt, Apollo has been a staple in the underground rap world for almost a decade. Part of the indie rap label Mello music group Brown has worked with some heavy hitters in the game like Guilty Simpson, Chris Orrick, Rass Kass, O.C., and Rapper Big Pooh and now Joell Ortiz.
Speaking with Detroit Metro Times in an exclusive interview Apollo touches on how dope it is working with Joell Ortiz.
“Joell’s just a dope MC,“ Brown tells DMT. “.He’s somebody who’s wholesome. He talks about his life. He talks about relatable subjects. He talks about things that make a good record. It’s not a bunch of bullshit or gimmicky stuff. It’s real life and it’s stuff that people can relate to“
Joell Ortiz who also has almost 20 plus years in the rap game and has been part of the now broken up rhyme spitters Slaughterhouse brings fans a more up close and personal look at the Brooklyn rappers life with songs like “Reflection,” the album’s second track, Ortiz reflects on his career in relation to where rap is today, for those who have had a traumatic hospital experience will find comfort on “That Place,” the album’s sixth song.
The 11 track project features only two guest appearance by fellow Slaughterhouse artist Royce 5’9 (Tmberlan’d Up“) and Dj Los.
Stream it below and pick up your copy of the album available on Amazon Music.