BIO. Born in Chattanooga and raised in Nashville, TN, Apollo was raised by a single mother after his Father committed suicide in 1999. His mother loved music and taught him to appreciate all genres of the art. Graduating high school in 2010, he attended college in Louisville, KY and hip hop began to take hold of his life. After being surrounded by hip hop artist throughout high school and college he decided to give it a shot. After featuring on his friends projects for over two years he had built some demand for project of his own and released his debut mixtape “Beautiful Death” on the 5th of November 2013. After his debut mixtape he brought together a group of like minded individuals under the brand Freedom Nation consisting of himself, engineer IsoSoCold, and producers Jean Jonzz and YellaThaOG. In 2015 under the Freedom Nation brand he released “The Nightmares & DayDreams EP”.
Top influences Nas, Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole, Ab-Soul, A Tribe Called Quest
New Projects I hope to release my new project in the first quarter of 2017.
What got you into music? My love for music is what really made me what to get into it. I saw where the game was headed and wanted to add something I felt was missing.
Anything to tell your fans? I would tell my fans to just be themselves. These days way to many people follow the trend just to fit in. People look up to me because I’m myself. Sometimes I may do something considered weird but i own everything I do and am never ashamed of who I am.
Upcoming goals? This year I’m really just trying to get more of my music into the hands of people who can put me in front of the right people or help get me to the next level of artistry. A lot of artist tend to get so caught up in creating they forget there is a business side to this game as well. Just creating and releasing music without a strategy won’t take you to far.