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Born Chad Bromley to teenage parents in a working-class area of Connecticut, rapper Apathy first discovered hip-hop at age five when his uncle played him Chaka Khan's 1984 cover of the Prince song "I Feel for You," which featured Melle Mel rapping. Instantly hooked, Apathy began listening to rap incessantly, soaking up the sounds of Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Nas, and Organized Konfusion, among others, as well as writing his own rhymes. He made his debut on Jedi Mind Tricks' 1997 debut LP, The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological, and Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness, adding verses to three tracks. Shortly after, he was releasing singles on Bronx Science Records. It was through that label that Apathy met up with Celph Titled, the producer/MC originally from Florida who had worked for Bronx Science's distributor. The two founded the Demigodz crew (with 7L & Esoteric, El Fudge, Louis Logic, Open Mic, and Rise as the other initial members) and in 2002 they released their EP The Godz Must Be Crazy. The EP was enough to gain attention from major labels, including Interscope, which wanted to sign Apathy and Celph, and Atlantic, which was more interested in Apathy as a solo artist. Eventually, Apathy chose the latter, and soon began recording tracks for his debut. However, disagreement over the direction of the album would delay progress considerably. After a few years, the rapper signed a distribution deal with indie label Babygrande, which helped release Eastern Philosophy in 2006 (many of the other tracks that he had already written for Atlantic ended up on the mixtapes It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas!, Vol. 1 and Where's Your Album?!!) while negotiations for the major-label debut -- which was tentatively titled Bearer of Bad News -- continued (despite the drawn-out process, Apathy would leave Atlantic in 2009). To appease fans during the period of label limbo, Apathy released yet another mixtape, Baptism by Fire, which came out on the Demigodz Records. In 2009, Apathy formed the Get Busy Committee with Styles of Beyond's Ryu and producer Scoop DeVille (Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg). They would release one album -- Uzi Does It -- before returning to their solo careers in 2013. The same year he formed Get Busy, Apathy issued his second studio LP, Wanna Snuggle?, which featured appearances by Phonte, Cypress Hill's B-Real, Celph Titled, and Ryu. He followed with Honkey Kong in 2011, which was bundled with the Primate Mindstate EP. The collection included spots by Celph Titled, Xzibit, Mad Lion, and Esoteric, with some production by DJ Premier. Collaboration with his original Demigodz crew continued, as Apathy and Celph Titled released a teaser track "Demigodz Is Back" a few months after Honkey Kong. To further stoke interest, It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Vol. 3: Fire Walk with Me appeared the next year, featuring guest spots from Nas, Xzibit, DJ Premier, Royce Da 5'9, and B-Real. Demigodz would finally return in 2013 with Killmatic, featuring contributions from all six members. Apathy's non-Demigodz output continued with Connecticut Casual (with Harry Fraud), Weekend at the Cape, and It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Vol. 4: The Black Lodge in the summer of 2015. His fifth solo LP would not arrive until the next year. Handshakes with Snakes (Dirty Version Records) was issued in June 2016 and featured familiar faces like Celph Titled, Blacastan, and B-Real, along with Twista and Bun B. ~ Marisa Brown & Neil Z. Yeung
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Albums by
Apathy

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    13 songs

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    Handshakes with Snakes

    24 songs

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    Handshakes with Snakes (Instrumentals + Acapellas)

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    Moses

    10 songs

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    Weekend at the Cape

    18 songs

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    Weekend at the Cape (Instrumentals + Acapellas)

    12 songs

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    Connecticut Casual

    24 songs

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    Connecticut Casual (Instrumentals + Acapellas)

    21 songs

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    Wanna Snuggle?

    28 songs

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    Baptism by Fire

    11 songs

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    No Place Like Chrome

    14 songs

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    Eastern Philosophy

    15 songs

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    Eastern Philosophy (Special Edition)

    22 songs

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    Where's Your Album?!!

    50 songs

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    The Black Lodge

    39 songs

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    Honkey Kong

    36 songs

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    It's the Bootleg, Muthafu@kas!, Vol. 3: Fire Walk with Me

    37 songs

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    The Alien Tongue

    4 songs

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    Stop What Ya Doin' (Prod. By DJ Premier)

    38 songs

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    Hell's Lost & Found: It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Vol. 2

    45 songs

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    It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Vol. 1

    22 songs

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    Wanna Snuggle?

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    Albino Gorillas

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    All I Think About

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    Army of the Godz

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Top Songs by
Apathy

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    Popularity
  2.   Can't Leave Rap Alone featuring Celph Titled
  3.   The Danger featuring Celph Titled
  4.   The Buck Stops Here
  5.   Amon Raw featuring Celph Titled
  6.   Shoot 'Em Up by Motive
  7.   New England Royalty
  8.   Moses
  9.   Rap Is Not Pop
  10.   Sleep Walkin' by Spin 4th
  11.   No Such Thing by Nutso
  12.   If You Forgot My Name ' Royce Da 5'9
  13.   Bad Attitudes
  14.   Connecticut Casual by Apathy
  15.   Tell Me featuring Celph Titled
  16.   Effortlessly by Ras Kass
  17.   The Curse of the Kennedy's by Apathy
  18.   Jack Ruby by Kappa Gamma
  19.   Grow Up
  20.   Peace Connecticut
  21.   Attention Deficit Disorder
  22.   Back In New England featuring Apathy
  23.   Nobody's Hereo
  24.   Personal Jesus
  25.   The Smackdown
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