BIOGRAPHYIn the midst of all the negative record setting and chaos Camden, New Jersey is synonymous with, CMD birthed an emcee with the lyrical genius capable of demolishing the fragile foundation your favorite rapper so gently stands on. New Jersey has given rise to one of the greater products of its raw and intense environment in the form of a old mic giant we've come to know as Apollo The Great. Any compliment to Apollo's craft almost shorts him of his justice. Respectfully born in and raised by the 90's, Apollo's musical influences are unsurprisingly a roster of the heavy hitting Dons of their time and very much well into their prime in present day. Late greats such as Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., along with the living legends Nasty NaS and Jay-Z, have all helped assist Apollo hone and master his abilities into becoming a force to be reckoned with today. Predominantly influenced by the aforementioned West and East Coast majors of an era we revere as Hip Hop's Golden Age, Apollo's skills aren't merely a reflection of this past, but are reincarnate of an entire decade of excellence and concrete skill so overwhelmingly lost and forgotten in modern Hip Hop culture. Unsurpassed and hardly challenged by his peers, Apollo was determined, his hustle unmatched, and output has been nothing but dope. Proof is in the product. Apollo's released H.I.M. 1 (History In the Making) - 2008, H.I.M. 2 (History Is Made) - 2010, and his most recent gem... Apollo 21 - April 2011. Widely received on both coasts Apollo 21 launched him onto a national platform which has included the various networks of MTV, MTVU, and MTV2 along with The Source Magazine and XXL. Delivering a reckless 16 for MTV2's Sucker Freestyle was only a small glimpse into what his arsenal is packing. Apollo's sound is his own and is also unapologetically reminiscent of that feel good and hardcore 90's Hip Hop that we look back to in admiration. Apollo's talent behind the mic hasn't gone unnoticed either. His features, co-signs, and U.S. tours include the likes of Joell Ortiz, Sean P., Freeway, and Kendrick Lamar. He's comfortable in the booth. You can feel it in his music that this is his destiny. To separate this man from mic would not only be unnatural, but also a crime.