Apollo Ali – Verses 9th Wonder (Mixtape)

blame it on JES7 June 11, 2016

Although not widely known to the general public, Apollo Ali (fka Apollo the Great) and 9th Wonder have a bit of a storied past. In 2010, when the then young New Jersey spitter was cutting his teeth on the still-fairly-new blog scene, 9th Wonder reached out to Apollo to sing his praises after seeing his “Struggle No More” video featuring the late, great Sean Price.

Such encouraging messages from an esteemed legend/veteran will send any artist into overdrive in order to live up to the deserved compliment, and today, Apollo does just that. The gifted lyricist/songwriter lays down some of his inner most thoughts over 9th’s surprise beat tape ZION, while simultaneously paying his respects to the GOAT, Muhammad Ali.