As member of the hip hop trio Ugly Heroes, Detroit’s own Red Pill has been perfecting his craft and it is all came into fruition today. Mello Music Group has announced signing the young artist to a solo multi-album deal for this year and the next.
Following the announcement, the label’s Director of Operations, Michael Tolle went on to say, “He’s a writer first and that comes through with his every verse. It’s apparent he’s committed to the craft of emceeing – able to command and speak to a live audience – but at the same time he is committed to all the same thing Raymond Carver, Amy Hemple, James Baldwin, or any amazing writer would be – verisimilitude, having a political soul, and creating art that moves people.” With a statement like that, it’s only fitting Red Pill shares his first single inspired by the recent events surrounding the police killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others, while reflecting on his own position as a white man. Produced by Ugly Heroes group member Apollo Brown, the track is released as a free download as well.
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