BIOGRAPHY

Hailing from Detroit but raised by the internet, alternative rapper Rob Apollo is notoriously debaucherous. After gaining national recognition for his 2019 album, “Whore,” Apollo became known for his provocative lyrics and chaotic attitude. Despite his reputation for being outlandish, socially progressive undertones and tongue-in-cheek cultural references keep Apollo's songwriting unique, refreshing, and reflective of his diverse background. As a recent art school graduate who grew up on social media, Apollo’s cultural sensibilities are informed as much by socialist politics and internet humor as they are by his upbringing on the west side of Detroit. Apollo's main influences are other boundary-pushing, alt-rap artists such as Father, Rico Nasty, ZelooperZ, Tisakorean, and Danny Brown.

Apollo grew up in Rosedale Park, a neighborhood on Detroit’s Westside, before moving to the suburbs in late middle school. Always interested in creating, he started writing and recording songs in 9th grade. This passion led him to study art and design at Washington University in St. Louis, where he recorded and released his third album, "Whore," a bubblegum-rap project that cemented his notoriety for being erotic and outlandish. In 2020, he was nominated for 'Best New Artist' at the 2019 St. Louis Slumfest Awards. Since then, he’s released several singles, full-length projects, and music videos (that he usually directs and edits himself). Apollo's visuals help provide the context and story of himself as an artist, as they're often just as full of character and chaos as the music. He is currently working on NSFW: Redhead Jackass, an album and multi-media project that he considers the official follow-up to Whore.

RELEASES

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Swag Addict - single
Aug 2022

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Flash Gordon - single
June 2022

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Gimme - single
Jan 2022

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Whore - album
November 2019

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Don't Get Brave - (collab) album
April 2021