♫♪  Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - “H20” (feat. Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa Iriscience)

Stay low-key like midget door knobs/ Stay above the law like Judge Judy giving blowjobs”: it’s been over 16 years since the Waterproof MC, Ras Kass, spit these fateful lines. At least one well-publicized label dispute, numerous arrests and several disappointing albums later, Ras is back to re-stake his claim as one of the purest lyricists alive. And fortunately, he’s finally found the beats to bring out the beast in him, thanks to Detroit producer Apollo Brown.

Due out October 28 on CD/iTunes and November 11 on 2xLP, Blasphemy marks a true return to form for the first man to ever make multiple seven-minute philosophical-dissertation-style rap songs. While there may not be another one of them on this upcoming album, there are myriad rewindables and thought-provoking head nodders, beginning with the first single, “H20,” which finds Razzy and HRSMN affiliate Pharoahe Monch trading verses that turn the old cliche “back in the day” upside down and inside out.

• Apollo Brown: http://apollobrown.bandcamp.com
• Ras Kass: http://raskass.bandcamp.com
• Mello Music Group: http://www.mellomusicgroup.com

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