Apollo Brown – Thirty Eight
“Thirty Eight sounds like Detroit transitioning from Heroin to Crack in the late 70s and early 80s.”
Apollo Brown‘s Thirty Eight is a contemporary throwback, inhabiting the realm of reverent reinvention and innovation. It deftly bridges the gap between ’70s Blaxploitation soundtracks (e.g. Curtis Mayfield or Marvin Gaye) and the hip-hop records that sampled from them.