July 31, 2011

Apollo Brown vs Black Milk...

 Apollo Brown:



Apollo Brown and Black Milk are two of my fave producers these days, I have been a fan of both for a number of years, I first heard Black Milk beats in the early 00's and Apollo Brown's beats around about 2008.


Both producers hail from Detroit (stand up) and picked up the torch from the late, great J-Dilla after he sadly passed away in 2006.







both are really dope, craft some great head nodding beats and both are quite prolific in their output, but my question is...who is the doper producer to you and why?

Apollo Brown who is signed to the great Mello Music Group label first emerged on the scene with his dope instrumental LP Skilled Trade in 2007 and then went on to work with and produce and/or remix for the likes of...


Finale
Magestik Legend
Supastition
Elzhi
Past Due
Ro Spit
Rozewood
Paradime
Verbal Kent
Buff 1
Danny Brown
Kenn Starr
Boog Brown
5 Ela (aka 5 Elementz)
Flow 'Etic 
Grap Luva 
Rapper Pooh (Little Brother)
Oddisee
Diamond District
Stik Figa
Declaime
John Robinson
Tranquill
Prince Po
The Regiment




Apollo has since released a slew of dope albums with his trademark soul and blues drenched chops and drums and warm basslines in the past few years...

 
Make Do (2009)
 
The Reset (2010)
 
Boog Brown & Apollo Brown (UPS)-Brown Study (2010)
 
Clouds (2011)
and his group The Left with Journalist 103 and DJ Soko who released the ill Gas Mask LP in 2010.

and the awesome new LP with Hasaan Mackey titled Daily Bread



Black Milk:

Black Milk also gets busy on the mic and produces and first made his impact in 2002 with Ten Speed and Brown Shoe (Milk, Name Tag and Ahk) they appered on Slum Village's Dirty District mixtape LP, Black Milk  was also a part of BR Gunna (Black Milk, Young RJ and Fat Ray) and is also part of super group Random Axe with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson.
Black Milk has gone to produce and/or remix for the likes of...

Buckshot and KRS One
Starang Wondah
Phat Kat
Elzhi
Pharoahoe Monch
Wildchild
Baatin
Strange Fruit Project
GZA
Skyzoo
Guilty Simspon
Torae
Buff 1
Invincible
Finale
Royce Da 5 9
Pumpkinhead
Brookyln Academy
5 Ela
Rustee Jux
Marv Won
aDaD
14KT
Blame One 
Slaughterhouse
Now On
MC Breed (R.I.P.) 
Jack White
 from 2005 onwards Black Milk has released the following...

 
Album Of The Year (2010)
Tronic (2008)
 
By Popular Demand (2007)
 
Calitroit (2008)
 
The Set Up (2009)
 
Sound of The City (2005)


http://www.discogs.com/artist/Black+Milk

 You have seen the impressive resumes of both, so who in your opinion is the dopest of the two?



Peace

Jaz

















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