Apollo Brown and Skyzoo are set to drop their joint album The Easy Truth next month, and on Tuesday come through with their new song "A Couple Dollars" featuring frequent collaborator Joell Ortiz.
"Always feels good to tell the story of my past and how it was growing up in my projects in Brooklyn," Joell told Complex via email. "Reminds me where I came from. You need that reminder every now and then to keep you focused and sharp."
Apollo Brown added, "This is one of my personal favorite joints on the album. Two of the best MCs in all of hip-hop breathing life into the same track. They both give a relatable perspective of the wants and the needs in life. Call me biased, but the feeling of the beat was perfect for this song as well. It sounds beautiful like the truth."
The record certainly showcases their chemistry on wax, with Skyzoo and Joell bringing that lyrical heat over Apollo's booming backdrop.
"For me, this record is a personal favorite of mine because of what it represents as far as my perspective," Skyzoo said. "Coming up, I saw certain things in my neighborhood, which led to certain aspirations, which led to motivation of all sorts. This record is about how those things come about, and how they started in the first place, dating back 400+ years ago, as pointed out in the second verse. This song stands as another testament to who, what, when, where and why as far as how it is in my neighborhood."
Check out "A Couple Dollars" below and pre-order The Easy Truth on iTunes. The project will be available Sept. 30 and includes additional guest spots from Westside Gunn, Stalley, Conway, and Patty Crash.