Apathy Previews Next Album, “Honkey Kong,” August 23 Release Confirmed

June 20, 2011

 

UPDATE: Apathy’s long-awaited next solo album lives up to its early promises, with DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Da Beatminerz and Xzibit all involved.

On Friday, (December 3rd), the “King of Connecticut,” Apathy, provided an early sneak peak to HipHopDX of his forthcoming third formal full-length, Honkey Kong (tentatively due in March). From the preview he provided to DX, the follow-up to Ap’s 4X-rated Wanna Snuggle? is shaping up to be one of the best boom bap-based Hip Hop albums of 2011

The production for Honkey Kong is being helmed by a legendary lineup of beatmakers including DJ Premier (for a currently untitled track featuring fellow Demigodz crew-member Celph Titled), Da Beatminerz (“Peace Connecticut”), DJ Muggs (“Fear Itself”), Statik Selektah (“It’s Only Hip Hop”), and Apathy himself (roughly half the album’s tracks, including “Be A Better Man” featuring Bishop Lamont and Blue Raspberry).

While the aforementioned songs appear to be a lock for Honkey Kong, (and buzz single, “Make Alotta Money,” has already been released for sale digitally), Apathy made it abundantly clear during his discussion with DX that not all of the details for his epic junior release have been finalized as of this date. The witty wordsmith revealed that still to-be-determined for the album are a currently untitled production from Massachusetts-based beatmaker Teddy Roxpin (who helmed Wanna Snuggle? standouts “I’m A Demigod” and “Hard Times On Planet Earth”), a cameo from Xzibit, and appearances from “a couple legends that I’m reaching out to that might be a very good possibility [for] ending up on the album.”

In addition to revealing the album details above during his Q&A with DX, the always-grinding emcee/producer (who has recently constructed tracks for Xzibit, B-Real and Young De’s group The Serial Killers, Chino XL, and Eternia, and whose co-productions alongside Get Busy Committee group-member Scoop Deville are slated for Busta Rhymes’ next release) revealed the surprising origins of Snoop Dogg’s Scoop-produced smash “I Wanna Rock.” The onetime Atlantic Records signee also shared his thoughts on Lupe Fiasco’s current battle with Ap’s former recording home, before concluding his interview with some stunning revelations about his own recent battle with a foe more mighty than any record label.      

 

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