Now that Red Pill has announced his multi-album deal with Mello Music Group, it’s time to get to work.
Back in 2011, Red Pill caught the eye of one Oddisee during a SXSW performance. After being impressed, the talented produce described the memory as, “Red Pill was thoroughly impressive on the mic and in front of the crowd.” Oddisee would go on to tell Apollo Brown about the young emcee, urging him to work together. Brown would do one better, forming the group Ugly Heroes with Red Pill and Verbal Kent in 2012 before releasing their first group record in early 2013.
Oddisee would also go on to provide a beat to Red Pill, which was kept under wraps. The emcee was waiting for the right time to christen it, which took five years to culminate. After paying for the original production, who knew back then that the two would become label-mates. Coming full circle, Oddisee’s track “Smile” serves as the first single off Red Pill’s first project, Learning to Punch EP.
Track two, “All of Us” is a timely emotional track; a response to the violence and brutality in America right now. Closing the EP is “One Day,” produced by west coast producer Duke Westlake in which the emcee shares his focus on achieving goals rather than just dreaming of them.