Apollo The Realist is an emerging independent Hip-hop artist from Southern California. With an early interest in music he began writing rhymes while still in grade school. Soon his poems became songs and the young artist was both a composer with a taste for old school beats and a rapper with a lyrical style.
Mixing live instruments with electronic and those classic beats with modern production techniques, Apollo The Realist creates a clean but vintage sound. Not surprisingly, he cites influences that span the generations of Hip-hop and Pop. The list includes; Tupac, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Micheal Jackson, 50 cent, J. Cole and more.
“Who I Used To Be” is the debut single from Apollo The Realist, released worldwide to all major streaming services. In the song, the rapper tells the tale of a terrible accident in which he was hit by a car. Nylon stringed guitars, orchestral music and a deep EDM bass ride a laid-back breakbeat rhythm as Apollo relays his story of pain, disappointment and perseverance. But even when he is rhyming about difficult subjects, the emcee maintains his smooth and easy flow.
Check out “Who I Used to Be” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Apollo The Realist. He is back after an extended hiatus and ready to make new music. Get on his socials and get in the loop on everything to come.