Apollo Brown, Skyzoo & Stalley Are On the Grind For An Overdue Payout (Video)
With September’s The Easy Truth, Apollo Brown and Skyzoo released one of 2016’s standout Hip-Hop offerings, collaborative or otherwise. While the Brooklyn, New York MC and Detroit, Michigan producer have worked together before in the past, the LP is the pairing’s largest body of work to date and cracked the top 15 on Billboard‘s Heatseekers chart. Thus far, the two have released singles “One in the Same,” “A Couple Dollars” (featuring Joell Ortiz), and “Basquiat on the Draw” (with help from Westside Gunn and Conway) but are not stopping there. Today (December 16), Heads are being treated to a video for “Payout,” the LP’s penultimate track.
Featuring Massillon, Ohio’s Stalley, “Payout” partners the Maybach Music Group signee with the Mellow Music Group duo and centers around much of the same economic themes found present throughout the LP. Skyzoo sets things off in an abandoned and hollowed out building as he rhymes about the difficulties of proving one’s worth when opportunities are sparse. As the camera pans to capture views of boarded-up homes and businesses, the two rappers meet up at a corner store, where Stalley delivers a verse filled with aspirations to rise above.
Is The Easy Truth on your list of 2016’s best albums?