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PERCHÉ GLI UGLY HEROES: Qualcuno tempo fa disse che l’hip-hop era morto nel 1996. Per molto tempo non è stato difficile dargli ragione, ma ora le cose sono cambiate. Apollo Brown, DJ e producer di Detroit, ha unito le forze con i rapper Red Pill, anche lui della Motor City, e Verbal Kent, della vicina Chicago, sfornando un album che fin dalle prime battute si merita la definizione di “classico.” Un esordio, si fa per dire, che, a cominciare dalla ragnatela di samples malinconici, evoca la natura metropolitana del rap ed è – ringraziamo il Godfather of Soul – capace di restituire ai b-boys all’ascolto quella dignità tutta “street” a lungo smarrita. “Heavy blue collar raps over nasty beats.”

ENGLISH: Someone, long time ago, said that hip-hop was dead in 1996. For a long time it was not difficult to agree with him, but now, fortunately, things have changed. DJ and producer Apollo Brown, from Detroit, has joined forces with rapper Red Pill, who is from Motor City as well, and Verbal Kent, of nearby Chicago, churning out an album that right from the start deserves to be called a “classic.” A debut, so to speak, which, starting from an intricate web of melancholic samples, evokes the strictly urban nature of rap music. The Ugly Heroes are able – the Godfather of Soul and their technical and verbal skills be thanked! – to restore to b-boys a too long-lost street dignity. As the turquoise label on the cover announces: “Heavy blue collar nasty raps over beats.”

UGLY HEORES, Ugly Heroes, Mello Music Group/Fatbeats 2013

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ugly-Heroes/144345952381245

https://www.facebook.com/ApolloBrown

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Verbal-Kent/131553080209508

http://www.verbalkent.com

https://www.facebook.com/redpillrap

http://www.redpillrap.com

http://www.fatbeats.com

http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/ugly-heroes