Re-Produced Profile: Apollo Brown [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

The first of three participants in round four of our Re-Produced Series steps into the Booth for an exclusive interview.

Next Wednesday, December 19,

The DJBooth

will release the latest installment of


, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four in the series will be based around "

Fly Away

," a record off Brooklyn veteran

Talib Kweli


Attack the Block

mixtape. In anticipation of the project's arrival, we're making sure each of the participating beatsmiths has been properly introduced to our readership with a series of

exclusive producer profiles


In the first of three profiles, we chop it up with Motown repper

Apollo Brown

, who recently linked up with

Guilty Simpson

to drop collaborative LP

Dice Game


Click here

to listen to Brown's remix of "Fly Away,"


today in the Booth.

Producer Alias:

Apollo Brown

Years Producing

: 16

What tools and/or production software do you use?

Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro

Head phones or monitors?

Blown stereo speakers

What production work are you most proud thus far of in your career?

Everything I've ever done.

What should readers expect from you in the coming months?

My new group, Ugly Heroes, will be releasing an album in April on

Mello Music Group


Describe the process by which you "Re-Produced" Talib's "Fly Away" record?

I wanted to provide a backdrop with some feeling that fit the vocals nicely. It's a re-produce, so I wanted the song to sound different, but still clue you in on what Talib was talking about.