“Trophies” is 16 tracks of mass appeal set in motion by two different eras of hip hop’s elite. Detroit producer Apollo Brown lays the foundation, and the legendary OC constructs the vocals. Arguably, their best album respectively, “Trophies” is straight to the point hip hop; no frills, no preservatives, not even a single feature. Just OC at his finest and Apollo once again commanding no disappointments.
Today’s society is fascinated with “Trophies”. Not just a shiny cup or figurine atop a wooden platform, but the superficial earnings as a result of one’s recognition. Prestigious awards, fancy cars, nice jewelry, and beautiful women, are all coveted “Trophies” of the present day. They seem to be the preferred end result of our hard work. Everyone NEEDS to be recognized for whatever their achievement may be, in order to feel that he/she made a mark in this world. And in order for our recognition to be proper, we NEED an award, or a material object to help reassure us that we did something. But why?
Listen to the album. Enjoy the music.
Consider the real Trophies.
“I just heard OC & Apollo Brown’s new LP and it’s dope original shit – that hiphop for the people!” – DJ Premier
“This is exactly what I want… good beats… good rhymes… and a real niggaz perspective.” – Dame Dash