RED PILL performs the song "LOOK WHAT THIS WORLD DID TO US" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY ZACHARY JOHNSON
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Red Pill personifies his hometown of Detroit so well that all he is missing is a Faygo pop and a bag of Better Made potato chips. As a solo artist and a member of the Mello Music Group trio Ugly Heroes with Apollo Brown and Verbal Kent, he uses music to reflect the struggle, passion and resiliency of the Motor City – and the tough, blue collar folks that hold the world together.
Chris “Red Pill” Orrick was born and raised in Detroit until seventh grade when his grandfather evicted his family from a house he owned for failure to pay rent. The family moved to the rural city of Howell, Michigan, and he began writing raps. The words in Pill’s notepad narrated his own hardships: his mother’s alcoholism (she later died from the disease), growing up poor and the desolation of moving to a new town.
“I connected more with music that I could find a way to relate to,” he said, “and I wanted to write songs that connected with other people.”
His 2013 album The Kick was recognized by HipHopDX, COMPLEX and other publications – most notably MTV RapFix’s “Get In The Game,” where Sway Calloway interviewed them and Machine Gun Kelly praised Red Pill’s rhymes.
His talent and work ethic caught the eye of fellow Detroiter Apollo Brown, one of the most respected producers in the indie rap scene. Mello Music Group released Ugly Heroes – an album that groups Apollo Brown with Red Pill and Chicago emcee Verbal Kent – in May 2013. The record garnered critical acclaim and ascended on iTunes charts world wide.
With powerful storytelling and a brawny, unmistakable delivery, Red Pill is primed to prove that he and the people his music represents will continue to fight through whatever comes their way.
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CREDITS / SPONSORS
This episode of Balcony TV Miami was filmed at Benny's On The Beach, overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. The production team on this video was:
Producer: Byron Lutz
Host: Zachary Johnson
Sound Engineer: Ian Lutz
Extra special thanks to Benny's On The Beach -- http://www.bennysonthebeach.com -- for their incredible support of local music!
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