Joell Ortiz, Royce 5’9 & Kxng Crooked Reunite To Stomp Out Weak MCs (Audio)
In the last decade, Detroit, Michigan producer Apollo Brown has compiled a pretty impressive resume of Rap acts he’s produced. The Motor City native has been behind the instrumentals of some of Hip-hop’s best spitters. Whether it be younger talents like Chance The Rapper and Westside Gunn or more seasoned veterans like Ghostface Killah or Danny Brown, Apollo has a beat for everyone and every style. Most recently, the member of The Left created the sounds behind a cut the toughest and most rugged of Rap fans will enjoy. He is currently setting the table for one of his most exciting collaborative albums to date, Mona Lisa (October 26), with Joell Ortiz.
The album arrives at a pivotal career-point for the co-founder of Slaughterhouse. In the last six months, that crew disbanded. KXNG Crooked announced his exit in April. Royce confirmed the group’s status shortly after. Meanwhile, Joe Budden, beefing with the group’s onetime employer, Eminem, is currently retired from rapping.
That’s what made last month’s “Timberlan’d Up” so meaningful. Royce 5’9 reunited with Joell Ortiz to give fans a cold reminder of the Slaughterhouse chemistry. “I remember the ’90s, n****s get Chuck T’d up / My older brother crippin’ Chuck Cs up / The Opps chuck Ds up, then they trunk Es up / Right on side of us time to get out and fight because only a p***y punk freeze up,” he raps on the track.
But it gets better. In a wild turn of events, Joell and Apollo assemble three-fourths of Slaughterhouse at a time when fans may have never expected it. KXNG Crooked (fka Crooked I) requested to be on the remix, and that’s just what he does.
Mona Lisa will arrive on Mello Music Group. The original “Timberlan’d Up” is currently on AFH‘s official playlist. The remix is available for free download.
Presumably, fans will get Joe Budden’s thoughts on the upcoming Saturday episode (October 13) of The Joe Budden Podcast.