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Genres You Will Love
Hip-Hop/Rap: East Coast Moods: Type: Lyrical Urban/R&B: Golden Age Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban

By Location
United States - Connecticut

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Apathy

Born to teenage parents in a working-class area of Connecticut, rapper Apathy first discovered hip-hop at age five when his uncle played him Chaka Khan's 1984 cover of the Prince song "I Feel for You," which featured a rap verse from Melle Mel. Instantly hooked, Apathy began listening to rap incessantly, soaking up the sounds of Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Nas, and Organized Konfusion, among others, as well as writing his own rhymes. He made his debut on Jedi Mind Tricks' 1997 debut LP, "The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological, and Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness", adding verses to three tracks. Shortly afterward, he was releasing numerous singles on NYC indie label Bronx Science Records in the early 2000's. It was through that label that Apathy launched his solo career with the help of his longtime friend, Celph Titled, the producer/MC originally from Florida who had worked for the label's distributor. The two spearheaded the Demigodz (with 7L & Esoteric, El-Fudge, Louis Logic, Open Mic and Rise as the other initial members) and in 2002 they released their EP "The Godz Must Be Crazy." The EP was enough to gain attention from major labels, including Interscope, which wanted to sign Apathy and Celph, and Atlantic, which was more interested in Apathy as a solo artist. Eventually, Apathy chose the latter, and soon began recording tracks for his major label debut. However, disagreement over the direction the album would go delayed progress considerably, and after a few years the rapper signed a distribution deal with Babygrande/KOCH, which helped release his proper debut "Eastern Philosophy" in 2006. Later being released from Atlantic, Apathy has continued to storm the underground scene and has embarked on major tours with Fort Minor and Linkin Park, alongside more recent Demigodz inductees, Styles of Beyond. Also part of another powerhouse crew, Army of the Pharaohs (headed by Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz), he has managed to maintain a steady fan base through numerous group projects, collaborations and mixtape releases. In 2009, he released his sophomore effort "Wanna Snuggle?" which featured production from Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and features from B-Real of Cypress Hill and Phonte of Little Brother. Last year brought his 3rd album "Honkey Kong" to much fanfare and he is continuing to bless his fans with material such as September 11th 2012's dual release of "Fire Walk With Me" double mixtape and "The Alien Tongue" demos and unreleased collection.