Here we have it… “Graves”, the first single from Ugly Heroes, a trio consisting of lyricists Verbal Kent and Red Pill with producer Apollo Brown handling production. Released on one of our favourite and most consistent labels right now, Mello Music Group.
Stream and download the track for free below.
Album drops 28th May.
About the album:
An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An UGLY HERO is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ’round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.
Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent, and Red Pill are UGLY HEROES.
Red Pill’s Lyrics:
“Now I was sitting in my car, chain smoking on my break
Windows open start to notice that I’m hopeless everyday
Between the hard drinking and the smoking
Start thinking about the folks who gotta do this till their graves
You can’t afford to walk up off the job
You gotta get your money and your money is your god
So now at least seven days a week, you see my trading in my soul for somebody to keep
Whole parking lot smells like weed
Coworkers selling coke out of their SUVs
When you can’t afford to live off the wages that they give
Can’t afford to feed your kids, time to do some other shit
These situations got them faced with different combinations
Plus they lock them up in a safe, shit…
We need to find a way out, need a new escape route
We’re digging up our graves now
So where you trying to go? Gotta dig them up
You’re moving too slow, better pick it up
They break us on down till we’re giving up
Put us in the motherfucking ground
They don’t give a fuck
And when it’s us they ain’t giving much
And when it’s them they don’t get enough
Look them in their face middle finger up
They’re trying to put us in our graves