Ras Kass & Apollo Brown Slice Down That Humble Pi (Video)

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They say “necessity is the mother of invention.” That adage speaks to the careers of Ras Kass and Apollo Brown. The MC, Ras, was among the brightest hopefuls of early ’90s Los Angeles lyricism. However, troubles with the law, a label under a new regime, and shifting attentions in the mainstream denied the Van Gogh MC the spotlight his skills deserve.

As for Apollo, the wildly talented producer gave up his love in the mid-2000s, disenchanted with an industry largely built off of nepotism and greed.

There is an upside though. Ras Kass, who remains touted among Rap peers and fans alike, has taken independence and made up for lost time five-fold, with a number of excellent releases, free and retail. As for Apollo, he’s become a flagship artist at Mello Music Group, and afforded the (deeply earned) opportunities to work with the likes of legends and high-profile acts alike, ranging from Kool G Rap, to Chance The Rapper, and O.C., the last of whom came in the form of a whole LP.

“Humble Pi” encourages that fight, that adaptation, and that perseverance. This hails from Mello’s Blasphemy release (October 28)

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