Monday, December 9, 2013

Apollo Nominated for "MC Of The Year" at 8th Annual 717 Music Awards!

Hey guys! Just a quick little heads up if you are new to this page, or a frequent flyer...but, I've been nominated for the 2nd year in a row as "MC Of The Year" at the 8th Annual 717 Music Awards! It's an honor and privilege to be considered for such recognition in the area that I call home. Voting continues until Friday, December get them in! Thank you so much in advance for the support. Lets see if we can repeat last year's win. Thanks! Vote here: MC Of The Year Voting Poll

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A. Sun Nominated for 2 Awards at Annual 717 Music Awards!

Hey kiddos! As the title suggests, I have been nominated for 2, yes 2, awards at the annual 717 Music Awards. You may (or may not) remember that I took home "MC of the Year" at last year's award show. Well, this year I'm up for "Single of the Year" and "MC of the Year." Voting for the "Single of the Year" is now up and running until Friday (December 6th) and you can vote here: Single Of the Year Voting

Please take a moment to cast a vote for my song, "May's Musings" and check back next week for a link to vote for the "MC of the Year" category. Thank you, and I hope you are ALL well, living, and loving! Namaste.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nov. 8th Show with Blueprint (of Rhymesayers) and Illogic in Harrisburg!

Hello kiddos! As the title suggests, I'm proud to announce I'll be rocking with some staples from the national underground hip hop scene on Friday, Nov. 8th, 2013. Blueprint/Illogic/Dj Rare Groove combine to form the group Greenhouse Effect and will be rocking out with us at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg. Who is "us," you ask? Besides myself, my good friends, windchILL, Phynite, Unit 13, and Ladii J will be in the house. Tighty Whiteys feat. H.O.U.S.E. will also be in the building. And last (but certainly not least), I received confirmation today that my good friend Tony C. will be joining me on stage for my set. Those of you unfamiliar with Greenhouse may know Blueprint from his work at 1/2 of the group Soul Position, which consists of Blueprint and legendary producer: RJD2. Advanced tickets for the event are only $8 and are selling quickly. Once they are gone, they're gone! Feel free to contact me using my "Contact me" link on the right side of my website if you are in need of tickets. Hope to see some smiling faces in the place that evening. Be safe. Be sage.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Limited Edition "The Ownlife Sessions, Vol. 1" CD Available NOW!

As you can see by the picture above, I now have the CD version of The Ownlife Sessions, Vol. 1 available. These are very limited in quantity, so get them while you can under the "Buy Stuff." page. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Celebrating a new album release in a room of silence...

As of about an hour ago, I released my first "official" project in nearly 3 years...woah. Long gone are the drunken album release parties, sweaty hands pointed towards the sky as if they're greeting who or whatever they deem as God. I've said goodbye to the texts and phone calls congratulating me on my accomplishment as a musician, and have felt more scorn in the recent years for not "manning up" and getting a "real job" in the "real world" with the rest of the "adults." This also marks the first album where I did not have a album release party to commemorate the occasion. Instead, I opted for a quiet night at the homestead, spending my time uploading the album to the internet and ordering some physical copies on CD for the fans who still want that particular form of media for their music consumption.

This is also my first blog in quite some time. I'm not writing with much intention, just to more or less send The Boomjacks (Who produced the album in its entirety) and I some words of encouragement for a job well done. I am so blessed to have friends like The Boomjacks who believe in me as a lyricist and trust that I'll do justice to their beats. I'm proud we are still creating. We NEED more people to create. I struggled for a few years in releasing this new project, and have told myself on many a drunk night that after this, "I'm finished." This album carries the energy of my internal struggle to continue to dream while being slapped in the side of my head by society's need to encourage others to dive into a life of bullshit and "just accept it."

I don't accept it. I never will. I AM a dreamer and will NEVER live like them. I don't need a stamp of approval from this world any longer...that is what The Ownlife Sessions, Vol. 1 is about: telling a misinformed public to kiss my ass if they think I need to "grow up" and join their herd. I don't need props anymore to make me feel good about the contributions I make to the hip hop community. I don't need the texts, the phone calls, the release parties, the money, none of it...I just need the here it is. I hope it inspires you to walk your own path and figure out what works for YOU...not your parents, siblings, loved ones, friends, colleagues, pet spider monkeys, your local salt water taffy maker, so on and so forth...and on that note, I present to you, from my heart....The Ownlife Sessions, Vol. 1 produced by The Boomjacks (

Friday, July 19, 2013

No Room to Breathe (Prod. by The Boomjacks)

As the title suggests, here is a new song from the upcoming "Ownlife Sessions, Vol. 1". Check it out!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

2 Shows Coming up!

Hey folks, I'll be performing a few shows in the coming weeks in the Central Pennsylvania area. First up is the 17th annual Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA. I'll be rocking at 10:45 P.M. on Saturday, Feb. 16th at the St. Moritz Club. This show is FREE to get in. Here is the link to check out the event details:

On Saturday, March 2nd, I'll be performing at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. Here is the facebook event page for all the details:!/events/459273670793671/

Monday, January 21, 2013

New A. Sun song for free download!

As a reward to the supporters (I crossed the 1,000 "like" mark) on the social media cult known as Facebook,  I have released a song I recorded in 2009 that ended up being cut from Falling Becomes Great. "The Price is Life" is a story that dives into the controversial topic of abortion. Feel free to give it a listen, share, download, or ignore. I hope you all dig it, and thank you for the continued support. Click HERE to listen to and download "The Price is Life."

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Apollo's Sun nominated for "MC of the Year" at the 7th Annual 717 Music Awards!

Hey guys, or random web browsing individual! As the post title suggests, I have been nominated for the "MC of the Year" awards at the 7th Annual 717 Music Awards! 717 is the area code in which I am from. In case you weren't aware, I reside in Central Pennsylvania, in the United States. With that said, I need your support in the form of a vote to bring this award home come March 23rd, 2013! You can vote once a week, so I encourage you to check back next week after voting and vote again if you feel inclined to do so :) Here is the link to vote: MC of the Year Voting The votes are cleared out daily, so we never tell who is in the lead overall, unless you count them each day. I prefer to be surprised :) Thank you so much in advance, and we'll see what happens!

If you are interested in attending the award show, here is the official event page: 7th Annual 717 Music Awards