Hex One feat. Skyzoo - Peep the Steeze

Fueled by today's lack of appreciation and the decline in the art of the lyricist, Hex One's official debut album, after four previous releases with Epidemic, "Words Worth a Thousand Pictures" aims to take a stand for those who are truly masters of their craft.

Technical, yet with a clear and concise message and deeply personal at times, Hex One offers a glimpse into his life as an MC and the world he lives in as seen through the scope of his lens.

Backed by hard headnodic beats, deep, soulful samples with east coast and jazz influences, and booming drums and bass lines, Hex masterfully shatters contemporary society's notion of Hip Hop being a lowbrow genre of music. Despite music itself being highly subjective in nature, he aims to remove some of this subjectivity and boldly proclaim that some art simply takes more skill than others and talent is most certainly measurable.

The ironic disconnect, however, between this measure of talent and the measure of one's success poses to be one of his life's greatest woes. The album is thus presented with a subtle melancholic tone throughout, as he struggles to come to terms with this realization. The bigger irony perhaps being that he does so with the same intricate attention to detail and lyrical prowess that is undervalued and overlooked in Hip Hop's musical landscape today.

His philosophy remains: if a picture is worth a thousand words, so too can a poets words be worth a thousand pictures.

The second single "Peep The Steez" featuring Skyzoo comes with a video, which was shot in Brooklyn/New York.

Hex One "Words Worth A Thousand Pictures" will be released October 13th through Mic Theory Records in digital, streaming, CD, 12" limited vinyl and cassette formats:

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Apollo Brown & Skyzoo (feat. Joell Ortiz) - "A Couple Dollars"

The second official single from Apollo Brown & Skyzoo, "A Couple Dollars,"brings in special guest and Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz and debuted at the Complex.  In addition, when you pre-order the upcoming album on iTunes or Bandcamp there is another bonus silent single "The Vibes" available today.



"For me, this record is a personal favorite of mine because of what it represents as far as my perspective. Coming up, I saw certain things in my neighborhood, which led to certain aspirations, which led to motivation of all sorts. This record is about how those things come about, and how they started in the first place, dating back 400+ years ago, as pointed out in the second verse. This song stands as another testament to who, what, when, where and why as far as how it is in my neighborhood". - Skyzoo



"Always feels good to tell the story of my past and how it was growing up in my projects in Brooklyn. Reminds me where I came from. You need that reminder every now and then to keep you focused and sharp." - Joell Ortiz


About The Album
The Easy Truth

After years of mutual respect, circling each other in collaborations, tours, style and respect, two titans of their craft have finally collided in Apollo Brown & Skyzoo's "The Easy Truth." The album is everything you've dreamt it would be: breakneck instrumentals and syllables crafted to make your head spin. The marriage between Detroit instrumentals and NYC wordplay has never been more cohesive. Themes range from police brutality to NY ambitions; Skyzoo shows you the world the way he sees it.

Recorded and produced in Detroit, "The Easy Truth," is the perfect distillation of hiphop influences. Every moment on the album is a loaded question, a perspective positing a notion of truth, the convergence of grit and symphony.

Joining the artists on the record are Joell Ortiz, Westside Gunn, Stalley, Conway and Patty Crash, a reciprocal band of guests that only add depth and richness to the duo's chemistry. Coming September 30th, "The Easy Truth," is true to its titular description: honest, fluid, and organic.

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