Detroit is home to many of the illest emcees and producers on the planet, Dilla, Eminem, Black Milk, Elzhi, Proof: Add to the list Apollo Brown who took the stage in 2010 when he signed to Mello Music Group. His new group The Left is made up of Apollo behind the boards, emcee Journalist 103 (featured on Proof of D12′s Broken) and DJ Soko on the cuts. The Left’s debut album Gas Mask has already begun garnering talk of underground album of the year. To introduce the group, The Left has composed a pre-album EP entitled Gas Leaks, which is now available on .
The sound is raw, grimy, and haunting. Rugged boom bap filled with soul samples – the type of Detroit Hiphop that the streets have been clamoring for. Scared is the first track off the Gas Leaks pre-album EP. The track opens with a siren that builds until the drum kicks in: boom boom bap. Horn stabs finish laying the instrumental foundation for Journalist 103 who jumps in with “You will now bear witness to the LEFTist movement / So if you know like I know step aside for the improvement.” DJ Soko scratches that old real shit, “It’s on and poppin this year,” adding the perfect touch of tablelism to an already banging track.
“When I was making the beat, I wanted to make something that stabbed listeners in the ears. The horns I heard on the sample did just that, so it was a must that I chop it up. I wanted a suitable introduction to not just the Gas Mask album, but also The Left,” said Apollo Brown.
The Left’s new album Gas Mask produced by Apollo Brown is available October 26th via Mello Music Group. Hit the jump to peep “Scared”…