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Apathy, Honkey Kong

Connecticut rapper Apathy is an underground mainstay, from founding backpacker-favorite supergroup Demigodz to his work in Army of Pharaohs and Get Busy Committee. With his third album, Honkey Kong, Ap delivers another classicist East Coast record that takes advantage of his flair for Big L-style wordplay. “Never Say Never” is a fun throwback to '90s dancehall-rap fusion with invigorated verses from Mad Lion and Smif-N-Wessun’s General Steele. Apathy’s lyrical wizardry and adherence to true school principles grate at times, but his humour and self-awareness keep the record going. “Check To Check” is a funny, relatable take on the broke-rapper trope ...

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