“Hassaan Mackey, fresh off his A3C appearance in Atlanta is preparing for a few more shows, while his Daily Bread partner Apollo Brown is back in the lab fresh off his European tour with The Left. Still the two have kept their nose to the grindstone and continue campaigning for their incredibly dope album Daily Bread. The latest material to come out of the camp is a remix from Dallas, Texas based producer Gensu Dean (who produced for Crooked Letterz, Lord Jamar, Ol Dirty Bastard, Roc Marciano) of the track The Note. ”
“Apollo Brown is about to hit the road to tour Europe with The Left and Oddisee, but before he leaves Apollo linked back up with his Daily Bread cohort Hassaan Mackey. Together they’ve created a new non-album bonus cut to hold us over until Apollo is back stateside to put in more work with Hassaan. The new track is titled Night Time.”
“Apollo Brown & Hassaan Mackey’s Daily Bread is officially available everywhere today on Vinyl! The special edition vinyl comes with a free bonus 45 that includes two album remixes. To celebrate MMG is giving away one of the albums most popular tracks, Megaphone.”
Daily Bread (Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown) continues to release new music as they campaign for their self-titled album Daily Bread. Today they’ve reached out to label mate and producer Oddisee (whose album Rock Creek Park officially comes out everywhere Sept 6th on CD) remix the standout track Elephants.
The Oddisee remix of Elephants is being made available on a special edition bonus 45 record that FatBeats will release on 9/13 with the 2xLP vinyl edition of the new popular album Daily Bread.
The remix brings Oddisee’s distinct drum patterns and Hassaan Mackey’s gruff flow at it’s best: “some down to earth shit the world aint ready for…verbs from the soul adding light to the mic.”
Mello Music Group is proud to release “Tell Me,” the second single from Apollo Brown and Hassaan Mackey’s “Daily Bread” album. The track will be available today for free download. Upon it’s July 19th digital release, “Daily Bread” debuted at #29 on iTunes’ Top Hip-Hop Albums chart and features guest appearances from Sean Born and Finale.
“Tell Me” features a visual performance from rapper Hassaan Mackey, who uses his descriptive abilities to set a vivid scene for his musings on the eternal paper-chase and struggle just to get by, “A nightmare on my street is always a reoccurring theme / Arguing with a fiend ’bout a dollar and a dream.” Using a low-key yet commanding delivery, his verses bring into question many of the circumstances listeners take for granted in their daily travels, with allusions to maturation, poverty, and one’s place within a grand scheme.
Musically, “Tell Me” is classic Apollo Brown, featuring hard-hitting percussion, punchy horn blasts, a lively bass line, and a dusty vocal sample. Like he did with Journalist 103 on The Left’s 2010 debut “Gas Mask,” Brown flashes his singular ability to build real chemistry with his partner-in-rhyme, catering to Mackey’s contemplative verses with a deep and soulful musical backdrop. Brown says, “It’s bassline heavy, with a guitar and one of my faux synth stabs that I create with the sample itself. Of course, the drums remain tough, and the overall beat has a great feel.” The rich track echoes equal measures of Apollo’s hometown of Detroit and Hassaan’s native New York. “Daily Bread” is now available on CD and digital download and will see a vinyl release August 16th.