Ugly Heroes (Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent & Red Pill) – Graves

blame it on Shake May 7, 2013

Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill are teaming up as the Ugly Heroes. And with their newly-formed group comes a new self-titled album (May 28, pre-orders available now). Take a listen to the first single (courtesy of NR) below and let us know what you think.

An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An UGLY HERO is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ’round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.


    Ya know what’s the problem wit these type dudes is??? They style jus ain’t provocative enough…I mean they saying the right things but they don’t grip you with they delivery or aren’t creative enough with their music…

    Big deal you can chop up a sample…who gives a fuck…That shit ain’t bangin…They need to stop being so true to form and start thinking like them mainstream rappers in beats and creativity or they’ll become extinct…

    • Jiggz

      Apollo should sound more like the mainstream? No thanks, he is quickly becoming the next premo, pete rock etc. Soul sample sounds will never die, just like old soul records never will. Thank you Detroit!

  • Tdac

    great move for hip hop

  • Whoisnorm?

    These dudes are corny. Apollo is a beast though.

  • Freshman_Woes

    Apollo is DOPE but these MC’s are average. This is no way to follow up “Trophies” & “Dice Game”. As a fan, I’m really disappointed.

  • Goeff

    Yeah, mainsteam is uber-creative, GTFOH. These guys said more in one song than 99% of mainstream combined. Dude commenting is giving advice to one of the Top 10 producers in the game right now, while commenter is at a job on a plantation. Track isn’t meant to make you shake you ass dumbfuck – either you appreciate lyrical content and soulful production or you go around dressing like driving a cube. I dig that dude did a record with a legend like OC, then one with a hometown favorite like Guilty and now decides to do a record with two regular dudes who rap with content – I’m with it. Song is heavy.

  • Bounce

    this is directed toward M.BLACK aka THE MAINSTREAM JACKASS SELLOUT….look if you don’t know by now which you obviously don’t this is real HIPHOP…why the fuck would they cross over to mainstream just to sell…when they have a loyal fanbase that can carry them…its MF like you that have the game all effed up now….one min your dickridin this kat…then the next ur on this new mc….there is no loyalty in mainstream hiphop..its all about who is nice AT THE TIME…us real hiphop headz continue to support our artist…they don’t have to be lyrical spitterz like nas, joell Ortiz…as long as they rep the CULTURE HIPHOP sound…this cd is dope and the beat are bangin..FUCK MAINSTREAM RADIO RAP…HIPHOP IZ 4 EVER God….1ne

  • willmofo

    Anyone against this movement, die a slow death, please!!!

  • Red Pill

    Thanks for your support guys. I am a little corny, though. Dude is right. Hope you guys check out the album, just trying to make good music.

  • I really enjoy how Red Pill and Verbal Kent are able to speak about poverty and struggle in a way that doesn’t glorify street life in formulaic ways. Definitely rap I can relate to.

  • DBS

    Looks like another solid album, will be copping like all the other Apollo Brown records, dude’s a monster, these cats sound like they can rap too.

  • Trixx

    Pill > Kent easily

  • This is quality lyrical content and great production by Apollo Brown, I’m feeling it. Definitely speaking volumes of hardship and struggling without glamorizing street life and the samples are beautiful!

  • Karan

    Fuck M.Black’s wack-ass. We don’t need “fans” like you on here. Fuck atta here with that bullshit man. Fuck all of these hater-ass dudes..
    Salute to Red Pill, Verbal Kent and Apollo Brown for making good music.
    Stop hatin’, start supportin’!