French producer/DJ duo, Deaf Switch & Toon Kurtis, combine forces to bring you their debut album featuring a who’s who of underground MC’s and veteran spitters. Initially getting their start as popular mixtape DJ’s in France, DJ Switch and DJ Toon began honing their beatmaking skills over the last decade. Now ready to unleash their 17-track opus, this production LP showcases an onslaught of neck-snapping drums, thick basslines, intricate scratch work and top notch lyricists. Released on Apathy & Celph Titled’s ‘Dirty Version Records’ imprint, this project is sure to be the sleeper hit of the year and solidify Deaf Switch & Toon Kurtis as international hip hop staples. Featuring Planet Asia, Celph Titled, Afu-Ra, Pacewon, General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun, Phil Da Agony, El Da Sensei, Reef The Lost Cauze, Mykill Miers, Louis Logic, PackFM, Damien of K-Otix and many more!
From the murky depths of unexplored sea waters, Apathy takes you on a nautical journey with his first all-instrumental project. After years of producing beats for himself, Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs, R.A. The Rugged Man, Ras Kass, Styles of Beyond and many others, Apathy has finally put together a collection of 15 all original instrumentals. Painstakingly sequenced, mixed and engineered to keep your speakers thumping, this sub-aquatic album showcases Ap’s sharp skills behind the boards as he delivers his best sonic works without words. Whether you just like to vibe out to hip hop beats or practice your own MC skills over chunky production, this project is a welcomed refreshment in the instrumental hip hop genre.
Featuring M.O.P., R.A. The Rugged Man, Onyx, CZARFACE, Ill Bill, Apathy, Celph Titled, Royal Flush, Chino XL, McGruff, Punchline & Wordsworth, Reef The Lost Cauze, J-Zone, Chino XL, PH aka Pumpkinhead, JoJo Pellegrino, F.T. of Street Smartz, Lord Digga, Brooklyn Academy, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Breez Evahflowin and many more! Spanning the first two discs is ninety minutes of exclusive freestyles and songs from the personal vault of Sam The Sleezbag — all meticulously scratched, cut, mixed and blended in true mixtape form by DJ Mekalek. The third disc contains a 30-track bonus collection of unreleased joints and lost freestyles. This specially-priced 3CD set comes manufactured in a unique custom digipak foldout with a high quality matte finish.
Cassette Black also available.
Upcoming release on Dirty Version Records! New album from Styles of Beyond member, Ryu, entirely produced by Divine Styler, except for the last track which is produced by Apathy. Reuniting with Divine Styler on production was a no-brainer for the ‘San Fernando Valley Rambo’ as he explains “Divine Styler was instrumental in the development of the Styles of Beyond sound. So it was a very natural process when working together on this album.”
Vinyl LP also shipping.
Championing his fifth solo album in a consistent and longstanding career (as well as best buddies with us here at UGHH!), Apathy delivers a plate served up with only the finest ingredients that you’d expect from a seasoned lyricist and producer. On this outing, Ap takes you through the perils of the current state of hip hop, corporate phonies and idiotic pop culture. Sprinkle in some trippy tales with vivid imagery plus the right amount of braggadocio verbiage, and the Demigodz frontman brings you full circle via industry rule number 4080.
CD and Cassette Translucent Green also shipping.
This new gem by Apathy is in stock and shipping now on all physical formats! Apathy is that dude. Not only is he one of the best out there on the mic, but he produced this entire album as well. He’s good looking, his wife looks like a super model (I’m still waiting for the wifey swap invite, Ap), and he has fans all over the world. Best of all… he’s been good friends with us here at UGHH for over 16 years. He is the only hip hop artist to invite me (Quest) to his wedding where I got to smoke blunts with Celph Titled and Motive, sing “Dwyck” at the top of my lungs with Ryu (of Styles of Beyond), and much more… a memory I will never forget. If there is anyone in hip hop you should support, it’s Apathy (and Celph Titled of course). Apathy is a class A rapper (see what I did there?).
Vinyl LP and Cassette Translucent Green also available for pre-order.