Ras Kass and Apollo Brown Blasphemy CD layout

Ras Kass and Apollo Brown Blasphemy CD layout

Ras Kass blazes over the thumping percussion provided by Apollo Brown.  Ras Kass gives a swift history lesson on how to proverbially “kill God” by stealing his image and likeness and destroying the culture from whence it came.  The lyrical assassin dominates on the beat as he has continued to do for over decade.  The joint album Blasphemy by Apollo Brown and Ras Kass will be available on iTunes on October 28th via Mellow Music Group.

Blasphemy, the collaborative album from esteemed Mello Music Group producer Apollo Brown and Ras Kass, is a thought-provoking and highly personal treatise on the unspoken. The sub-rattling and operatic opener “How to Kill God,” a scathing indictment of major religions and the transgressions enacted in their name, serves as a statement of purpose. No “ism” is out of bounds, no topic too untoward. Whatever you hold sacred isn’t above aggressive inquiry.

Behind the boards, Apollo Brown orchestrates with divine aural vision. ThoughBlasphemy is his first album with a west coast rapper, he doesn’t retread g-funk synth grooves. He also forgoes the minimal, rubbery bounce popular with the current crop of west coast talent. Amidst a sea of production crafted for the drug-addled turn up, his work is a life preserver, saving ardent hip-hop fans with hard-hitting beats made buoyant by donuts of soul and blues. On his deftly layered suites, drums hit with the force of an unabridged Bible to the dome, the samples masterfully selected and utilized. WithBlasphemy, Brown has created MPC gospel, sonic scripture. Read more…