Detroit producer Apollo Brown continues his scintillating run of collaborative albums by joining forces with Mr. Yaowa himself: Joell Ortiz. The pair are set to drop Mona Lisa via Mello Music Group on Oct. 26. They've also dropped the project’s first song, “Decisions,” to give fans a small taste of what’s to come. You can get an exclusive first listen via Billboard today (Aug. 22) below.
Brown's ascent as one of hip hop’s most wanted producers over the past few years has been extraordinary to witness. Meshing his golden era sound with rhymes from the likes of Ghostface, Skyzoo, Planet Asia, OC, Locksmith, Ras Kass and others has resulted in some incredible projects that have been the epitome of the one emcee, one producer vibe.
Ortiz has also been crushing everything in sight. Whether it be his own albums (That’s Hip-Hop, House Slippers, The Brick: Bodega Chronicles) or as 1/4 of the super lyrical outfit Slaughterhouse, the Brooklyn native has carved a lane as one of the premiere wordsmiths in hip hop. The two joining forces is expected to yield nothing less than fireworks.