Looking for a return to the traditional Hiphop sound? Something gritty yet soulful, with tales of street life intertwined with hope, and striving for a better way? Look no further as the collaborative effort of Detroit producer Apollo Brown and Brooklyn Emcee Skyzoo bring it home for the heads. Producing tracks for the likes of Planet Asia, OC, Rass Kass and Big Pooh to name a few, Apollo Brown uses jazz and soul sampled beats to create an aesthetic similar to that of Pete Rock, a laid back sound contrasted with boom bap drum loops and breaks, which keep it from being either too sleepy or too hype. Skyzoo may not have the long list of credentials but his lyrical tone and content is consistent and feels genuine in its honesty. If you’ve been searching for that sound without digging in the past then this one is for you!