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Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown “Truth Be Told”

Two Detroit titans, Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson, are joining forces for a collaborative album on Mello Music Group. Unlike lightweight rappers “scared to face the reality of truth,” Guilty Simpson isn’t one to tiptoe around on the mic. “Truth Be Told” finds the Motor City rhymer bearing his soul over a slow-burning soul chop that is trademark Apollo Brown. Guilty’s usual ferocity is tempered by his introspection, reminiscing back to times when he was hustling and living fast but without direction. A sublime string loop gives Guilty’s monstrous mic presence center stage to tell his story, a specifically hood tale that is still widely relatable. Guilty punctuates his reflections with a worthwhile reminder: “You want change? It starts with you.”

Setting the tone for what you can expect on the full length, “Truth Be Told” hints at mature music, fundamentally sound hip-hop seasoned with substance and experience. With a monster behind the boards and a monster behind the mic, this is a Dice Game you don’t want to miss. November 13th, mark your calendars.

Pre-Order: Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Dice Game” Here


black and brown

Black Milk and Danny Brown knew they were on to something big when they made this track for Milk’s “Album of the Year” and held off on the video until it was time to re-release on the callabo album “Black and Brown” Check out the video then listen and buy the album below!

Black Milk and Danny Brown – Black and Brown EP by BLACK MILK


black and brown
The first time I ever heard Danny Brown was on the track “BLACK and BROWN” off Black Milk‘s “Album of the year” and I been a fan ever since. Apparently that song made so much noise that the 2 decided to do an EP by the same name. Here is “ZAP” the first single off the Black and Brown EP in stores and online November 1. Pre-order the CD/Vinyl directly from Black’s online shop.

Black Milk and Danny Brown – Zap by BLACK MILK


Who will be ricking when ROCK THE BELLS comes to your town?

12- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues
13- Houston, TX- House of Blues
14- Dallas, TX- House of Blues
16- Philadelphia, PA- Theater of Living Arts
20- San Bernardino, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
21- San Diego, CA- House of Blues
22- Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
27- Mountain View, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
30- Indianapolis, IN- Egyptian Room
31- Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s

1- Detroit, MI- Saint Andrew’s Hall
3- New York, NY- Rock The Bells Festival
8- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
20-Mansfield, MA – Rock The Bells Festival
13- Miami Beach, FL- Fillmore Miami Beach
15- Atlanta, GA- Tabernacle
16- Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues
17- Charlotte, NC- Fillmore Charlotte

Black Star performing Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star

20- San Bernardino, CA- Rock The Bells Festival
27- Mountain View, CA- Rock The Bells Festival

3- New York, NY- Rock The Bells Festival
6- New Orleans, LA- House of Blues
7- Dallas, TX- House of Blues
8- Houston, TX- House of Blues
11- Philadelphia, PA- TLA
13- Las Vegas, NV- House of Blues
16- Indianapolis, IN- Egyptian Room
17- Cincinnati, OH- Bogart’s
21- Detroit, MI- St. Andrew’s Hall
22- Cleveland, OH- House of Blues
23- Chicago, IL- House of Blues
27- Miami, FL- The Fillmore
28- Atlanta, GA- Tabernacle
29- Charlotte, NC- The Fillmore

1- Myrtle Beach, SC- House of Blues


A Day In The Life of Homeboy Sandman

Homeboy SandmanShot and edited by Jav Martinez and Victoria Ng, Brooklyn Bodega has been putting up some cool promo videos for artists who will be performing onstage at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. The list of dope MCees is long (see below), but we would like to draw attention to an artist we have been following and supporting, since we first saw him pop up in shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan a couple years ago.

If you want to hear his humble beginnings, check out his first video “Lightning Bolt“, which got his buzz started. Continue through his catalog and enjoy his latest video “The Carpenter“.

Brooklyn Bodega’s The Company Man met up with Homeboy Sandman for an eventful day. From playing darts in the East Village, to recording at the legendary Beatminerz home studio in Bushwick, to hopping on a bus to Queens to record some more, Homeboy Sandman’s humility & hustle separates him from any other MC in the game.

Homeboy Sandman will be rocking the 2011 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on July 16th at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza & Tobacco Warehouse, along with Q-Tip & friends, Kendrick Lamar, Random Axe, M.O.P & more!


HOMEBOY SANDMAN DROPS 72 Bars For Chosenberg

Brooklyn Bodega Interviews Homeboy Sandman