The second single from the Brown Study album, “Friction”, is an unadulterated, rough, and hard-hitting track. Apollo Brown takes no prisoners on this “heat rock,” as Boog Brown best illustrates it. “Friction” opens with intensity and aggressiveness that leads into a firestorm of lyrics from Boog Brown. With a no nonsense line of attack, Boog shows off why she is quickly establishing herself as a lyrical heavy weight and holds her own along side longtime friends and lyrical specialists Invincibleand Miz Korona, showing off wit and dexterity with lyrics like, “The goddess is all this and then some/ Thumbin’ my nose at hoes and all critics – you can all get it/ I’m authentic, arsenic wit a flow all liquid/ No argument/ Heavy weight lyrics like I move large shipments/ Bo-guard the diction/ Good God it’s sickening.” Like steel sharpening steel, the lyrical onslaught of Boog, Korona, and Invicible perfectly compliment Apollo’s unrelenting samples and heavy drums. The message of “Friction”? Boog puts it best: “No message per-se, just enjoy the dopeness and the next time you say ‘she’s dope for a female’ remember this joint.”
I have been listening to my press copy of the album for the past three days straight and gotta say this is easily one of the best hip hop releases this year. Boog Brown and Apollo Brown’s album Brown Study will be available September 28th via Mello Music Group. Pre-Order the album now!