Ghostface Killah’s 12 Reasons to Die may be just a few months old but it’s already consider one of his best releases to date. Many say the project, featuring production from Adrian Younge, is Ghost’s best album since Fishscale. So good that it gets a second look and a whole new sound with the Apollo Brown version 12 Reasons to Die: The Brown Tape.
Apollo Brown was asked by Soul Temple Records to record an alternate to the Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge album. To date it has only been released as a bonus cassette version (Hence The Brown Tape tag). Keep in mind, the up and coming Detroit producer did not create a remix album, Brown was in fact given access to Ghostface Killah’s acapellas and constructed beats around GFK’s work. This made the project one of the budding producer’s most challenging projects to date. That hard work has paid of as The Brown Tape is also one of Brown’s best works to date and certainly an indication of the quality body of work still to come from Apollo Brown.