Ugly Heroes, Ugly Heroes

Christina Lee

By Christina Lee

on 05.21.13 in Reviews

Ugly Heroes is comprised of two rising emcees, Verbal Kent and Red Pill, and one veteran producer, Apollo Brown, who set out to create rap music that embodied the spirit of the diminishing blue-collar workforce. “It’s the person that works on your car. It’s the factory worker that’s counting parts all day, smelling like oil and grease,” Brown says. “That individual that provides for their family, makes a living and is a human being — that’s a ugly hero.” Ugly Heroes’ debut, self-titled album takes a hard look into a life of grueling work: clocking in long hours, drinking afterward and somehow maintaining enough strength to continue.