Featuring Twista, Bun B, Celph Titled, B-Real, Sick Jacken, Oh No, Ras Kass, O.C., Pumpkinhead, Spit Gemz, Blacastan, Nutso and more. Championing his fifth solo album in a consistent and longstanding career, Apathy delivers a plate served up with only the finest ingredients that you'd expect from a seasoned lyricist and producer. On this outing, Ap takes you through the perils of the current state of hip hop, corporate phonies and idiotic pop culture. Sprinkle in some trippy tales with vivid imagery plus the right amount of braggadocio verbiage, and the Demigodz frontman brings you full circle via industry rule number 4080. Listeners of this record will become cautious of who they shake hands with. Production duties are handled entirely by Apathy himself, captivating fans on a ride fully orchestrated in his own creative vision while bringing along a handful of carefully selected guest emcees. Having experienced firsthand what it's like to start independently from the dirt, then be entrenched in a major label contract during the peak of hip hop's commercial success, to touring alongside RIAA certified diamond-selling mega rockstars - Apathy's knowledge and wittiness on the subject spills out to be pure audio gold. This project represents those of us not willing to compromise our artistry for fame and money. Can we shake on that?
Featuring Twista, Bun B, Celph Titled, B-Real, Sick Jacken, Oh No, Ras Kass, O.C., Pumpkinhead, Spit Gemz, Blacastan, Nutso and more. Championing his fifth solo album in a consistent and longstanding career, Apathy delivers a plate served up with only the finest ingredients that you'd expect from a seasoned lyricist and producer. On this outing, Ap takes you through the perils of the current state of hip hop, corporate phonies and idiotic pop culture. Sprinkle in some trippy tales with vivid imagery plus the right amount of braggadocio verbiage, and the Demigodz frontman brings you full circle via industry rule number 4080. Listeners of this record will become cautious of who they shake hands with. Production duties are handled entirely by Apathy himself, captivating fans on a ride fully orchestrated in his own creative vision while bringing along a handful of carefully selected guest emcees. Having experienced firsthand what it's like to start independently from the dirt, then be entrenched in a major label contract during the peak of hip hop's commercial success, to touring alongside RIAA certified diamond-selling mega rockstars - Apathy's knowledge and wittiness on the subject spills out to be pure audio gold. This project represents those of us not willing to compromise our artistry for fame and money. Can we shake on that? Vinyl include original cover art illustration by Dave Quiggle.
Cleverly composed addendum EP to last year's critically acclaimed full length, "Connecticut Casual". Apathy continues his twist on New England-inspired backdrops, bringing contrasts of hardcore dirty loops to smooth melodies for relaxing by the Cape Cod shore. Core fans should appreciate this specially-priced companion disc as it is the icing on the cake upon the final chapter in the "Casual"-style series from the Demigodz chief. The EP is almost fully produced by Apathy himself, with one track handled by longtime collaborator Smoke The World. Showcased on the project are Connecticut's rising stars such as Blacastan, Suave-Ski, Jus Cuz and Prince Royal of The Voyagers along with two dangerous Californians, Locksmith and Wildcard, who brought their murderous vocals to the Cape for the weekend. Original art for the cover was created by the world renowned Chris B. Murray.
Featuring Evidence, Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Slaine, Roc Marciano, Ras Kass, Swollen Members, Ill Bill, The Alchemist, Esoteric, Chris Webby, Termanology, Diabolic, Planet Asia, The Doppelgangaz, Blaq Poet, Ryu (Styles of Beyond), Shabaam Sahdeeq, Big Twins (Infamous Mobb), Bishop Lamont, plus many more of the Demigodz and Army of the Pharaohs family. Produced by Apathy, Mike Shinoda, Gem Crates, C-Lance, Snowgoons, Stu Bangas, Vanderslice, DC The Midi Alien, Teddy Roxpin Returning with the fourth and biggest installment of his fan-favorite "It's the Bootleg" series, Apathy brings another double-disc compilation with a whopping 48 songs in total, breaking the record for most tracks included on any of the titles in the series! Most importantly, this vast collection features over 10 completely unreleased songs from Ap's vaults. The rest of the project consists of his recent barrage of guest appearances, rare tracks, exclusive freestyles and lost tracks. All the music here has been painstakingly sourced from their original album or session masters and digitally mastered for this very special release.
Features guest vocals from: Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz, C-Rayz Walz, Louis Logic, Esoteric, Lexicon, Rise, Open Mic, Alius, Punchline, Wordsworth and many many many more... A founding member and unofficial leader of the Demigodz crew, one part of the super-group Army of the Pharaohs and down with the Connecticut crew Doe$Rakers, Apathy is a highly skilled and versatile lyricist able to spit verses on nearly any topic from girls, to battling, to chess. He is also known for his freestyle ability which is often the highlight of his live performances. This double CD collection of Apathy tracks has 45 tracks and is a full 160 minutes long. That’s just under 3 hours! All the songs are from the original masters and everything has been digitally remastered to professional standards, including the old classics like “Compatible”, “Smackdown”, “Ain’t Nuthin’ Nice”, and “Just Begun”. You’ll never find a collection of all these songs in perfect quality anywhere else. A lot of tracks have never before been released on CD, and many are super rare. Every track is the full length version, nothing has been cut or faded out early. There’s even three new, previously unreleased heaters: “Y’All Ain’t Good Enough”, “Public Execution (Demigodz Mix)” and “Don’t Talk To Me”. A must for any Apathy, Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs or Doe$rakers fan!
Featuring Styles of Beyond, Celph Titled, Esoteric, J-Live, Blue Raspberry (of Wu-Tang) & the entire Demigodz family, and production by Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Celph Titled, J.J. Brown, DJ Cheapshot, Vin Skully, Megahertz, Snowgoons, 8th, Chum the Skrilla Guerilla and more! Following up last year's widely successful "Eastern Philosophy" on Babygrande, a tour with Mike Shinoda's Fort Minor, and a buzzstirring "Baptism By Fire" mixtape, Apathy returns with the highly anticipated 2nd installment of his popular "It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas!" series. Just like 2003's "Volume 1", this compilation continues in the tradition of being a chock-full double disc (2CD) limited edition set. 38 digitally mastered tracks in all, this eye-opening collection includes mostly unreleased vaulted material spanning the earlier years of his career up to his Atlantic Records recording sessions. In addition, there are 12" only songs, collaborations, freestyles and remixes never previously released in CD format. Apathy, the fron man of his highly respected Demigodz crew, is an underground veteran who has been making and appearing on timeless indie hip hop records since 1997, beginning with Jedi Mind Tricks' "Psycho-Social" album and following up with countless classic 12" vinyl singles from the now defunct but legendary late 90's indie label, Bronx Science. "Hell's Lost & Found" represents a strong staple in the underground hip hop genre and will be a must-have item for all Apathy, Fort Minor and Demigodz associated fans worldwide.
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