Apollo The Gutta 1 a.k.a. A.P. (All-Purpose)
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Apollo The 1 a.k. A.P. Gutta of DumPSiCC Entertainment
Street-Wise Artist from the slums of B-More. Wrote my first rhyme in 94 to C.R.E.A.M. beat (WU-Tang) & used that rhyme thru H.S. to win numerous talent shows/rap battles. Realized my destiny when "Survival of the Fittest" dropped and started sharpenin my freestyles. Linked up with the B.R.O.O.K.life(Black Rulers Over One Kingdom)family in 1998 when I moved to Riverside (Realaside), CA when my first song was produced "Just A Matter of Time -(I'ma Get Mine)" from the forthcoming underground tape "DomNate - Deadly Disease" yr 1999. Performed on "Something to Talk About" cable show in Compton, CA in 2000. Since then, i've been a well known/on the grind street disciple/entreprenuer/Rap artist. Performed for the city of "Realaside" during the "fires" of Oct. "03" and was a feature on the smash underground CD from Jug-Z Presents: "Eyes Wide Open" which sold over 5000 units off record in "2005" during which I became the artist now known as "Apollo The 1" Jan. 1, 2006 was the release of my solo album titled "Street Motivation". Hit releases: "What U Want", "To The Top","Late Night" ... March 2007 was the release of the Hottest Mixtape from the West Coast (DumP$iCC Ent) "Show U How Vol.1". Current Mixtapes "Getn It In" Jan 2010 and "Beat Monsters" June 2010, "Legendary Minds" Vol 3 Jan 2011, "D.O.D." 2011 & "No Turning Bac" 2011 Can be found @ www.dumpsiccentertainment.com
"I was born to do this" Anywhere, everywhere, Worldwide. This is my passion and my 3rd love next to God and my fam. Every new verse I write/perform is a special moment.
GOD. The reality of growin up in the hood on the Westside of Baltimore. My pops: For always playin dem oldies. He would say "we (my generation) stole our music and need to be original". My uncle (DJ Sammy D): Who showed me the tables when I was young. For DJ'ing dem block parties. NWA: for paving the way to say what the F*..k you wanna say. Mobb Deep: for "Survival of the Fittest" (got me started rapping). 2Pac: for being the most well-rounded rap artist thus far. Notorious BIG/Jay-Z: for them real azz lyrics. M.L.K. Jr., Malcolm X, Mahat M'Ghandi: for being true leaders. Dogg Pound: for smashing thru the industry like a real nigga should. DMX: For showing how to make a niguh feel ya pain/real. My older brother (Man): for keeping me grounded. Favorite Artists(Apollo's): The Corporation, 2pac, Jay-Z, Notorious BIG, DMX, Mobb Deep, Dogg Pound, R. Kelly, Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Jodeci, Gerald Levert, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Sade, NWA, Snoop, Scarface, The Roots, OutKast, Rakim, Kool G. Rap, Lil Wayne, Boot Camp Click, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Wu-Tang Clan, L.O.X. (all), Everescence, Goapele, Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Jill Scott, Erika Badu, Above the Law, Trick Daddy, DJ Quik, E-40, T.I., Lil Kim and Young Buck.
Yung Kwiet. Pro-Tools Diamond Edition/MPC-2000(limited edition); Triton; My voice and God given talent for writing.
Born on July 21st, 1978 on the westside of Baltimore, MD Ramone Apollo Benson was destined to be an entertainer. Influenced by a city in struggle, poverty and drugs in a predominantly black community filled with culture, Apollo saw life in a different light. He takes his personal stories mixed with the stories of the people and creates musical masterpieces. Raised on the east coast for 16 yrs until moving to Riverside, CA in 1994 Apollo developed a diverse style of hip-hop. Incorporating heartfelt witty lyrics with the art of storytelling Apollo paints a picture with each and every line. For more on "Apollo The 1" and his full bio please visit www.dumpsiccentertainment.com and click on the "BIOS" tab. - DUMPSICC ENT
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