With over two decades in the game, Apathy is no stranger to diving deep into the music that has influenced him the most over the years and paying homage to the artists that helped lead the way, all while weaving his own experiences and perspectives into the mix.
For his latest studio LP, The Widow's Son, Ap did exactly that, drawing from albums such as Midnight Marauders and 36 Chambers to create a cohesive album that centers on his life as a 32º Master Mason.
"Freemasonry is a self mission, but you come together with like-minded brethren," he says, speaking on the album's inspiration and how he tied it all together. "It's about being a better man, doing positive things, and making the most of your life. It's something that inspires me, and intrigues me. I wanted this album to create a cohesive feel, and have its own energy. I wanted to inspire that energy through the intrigue and depth of Freemasonry. The album as a whole isn't purely focused on the order, but it does has heavy themes that do focus on what it's truly about."
The Connecticut native's new album spans 14 tracks and features production from Pete Rock, Apathy, Buckwild, Nottz and DJ Premier, among others, as well as enlists guests such as Pharoahe Monch, Ryu, M.O.P., Celph Titled, Chumzilla, Locksmith and more.
Apathy's new album is full of deeper messages and razor-sharp bars, further speaking to the refinement and quality that comes when one becomes a master of one's craft. As an industry vet, Apathy is arguably at his highest form, finding success in competing within and setting his own bar high.
Take a listen to The Widow's Son, below, and see the Demigodz online store for various bundle kits.