“Reputation” (Prod. Apollo Brown)

    After not-so-gently easing us in with “Truth Be Told” last month, Detroit hip-hop stalwarts Guilty Simpson and Apollo Brown liberate a new cut, “Reputation,” from their inaugral collaborative album, Dice Game. With Brown behind the boards and Simpson on the mic, the chemistry is as perfectly balanced as ever to make for a rich and rugged rap banger, hardened with that true Motor City grit. No prizes for naming the classic hip-hop sample ringing throughout.

    Releasing digitally a whole week early, Dice Game is available to purchase on iTunes. Physical copies hit shelves next Tuesday, Nov. 13.