Stream: Apollo Brown & OC – Trophies (2012)

Stream: Apollo Brown & OC – Trophies (2012)

“Trophies” is a 16-track 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 the vocals.

Today’s society is fascinated with ‘trophies’. Not just a shiny cup or figurine atop a wooden platform, but the superficial earnings as a result of one’s recognition. Prestigious awards, fancy cars, nice jewelry, and beautiful women, are all coveted ‘trophies’ of the present day. They seem to be the preferred end result of our hard work.

Everyone NEEDS to be recognized for whatever their achievement may be, in order to feel that he/she made a mark in this world. And in order for our recognition to be proper, we NEED an award, or a material object to help reassure us that we did something. But why?

Apollo Brown and OC reflect on that issue together on the appropriately titled album “Trophies”. Stream the album in its entirety below, followed by links to purchase the album (digital + CD). The vinyl edition will be released on May 1st.

Buy: iTunes / UGHH / Bandcamp

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