There are rappers who pack a punch, and there are rappers who are absolute bruisers. Connecticut spitter Apathy is of the bruiser category. A gritty purist, Apathy's music is never without a clear topic, a well-flipped sample, and, of course, record scratches. At 38, Apathy is nothing short of a legendary emcee. With five studio albums under his belt, and his sixth, The Widow's Son, dropping March 2, his latest single, "The Order" proves that it's business as usual for Apathy.
Produced by the OG, DJ Premier, "The Order" has Apathy on his dusky and menacing bad-guy shit. His flow is earthy and biting, and the mealy quality of his voice is a nice contrast to the creeping, screeching accents Preemo brings to the beat. Apathy's delivery is as well-paced as it is lethal. He can hold a steady rhyme scheme and flip the whole track without a moment's notice. He doesn't simply write rhymes and rap them, he wields the pen and mic like heavy weaponry. This is the kind of meaty hip-hop you throw some A-1 sauce on.
"Fuck lit, I'm bringing a literal flamethrower," Apathy snarls. We agree.
"The Order" is another banger off Apathy’s forthcoming sixth studio LP, 'The Widow’s Son,' which also includes the Pharoahe Monch-featuring, Pete Rock-produced "I Keep On" and the Nottz-produced "Alien Weaponry."