Trophies is 16 tracks of mass appeal set in motion by two different eras of hip hop’s elite. Detroit producer Apollo Brown lays the foundation, and the legendary OC constructs the vocals. Arguably, their best album respectively, Trophies is straight to the point hip hop; no frills, no preservatives, not even a single guest artist featured. Just OC at his finest and Apollo once again commanding no disappointments. Today’s society is fascinated with trophies – not just a shiny cup or figurine atop a wooden platform, but the superficial earnings as a result of one’s recognition. Prestigious awards, fancy cars, nice jewelry, and beautiful women, are all coveted trophies of the present day. They seem to be the preferred end result of our hard work. Everyone needs to be recognized for whatever their achievement may be, in order to feel that they made a mark in this world. And in order for our recognition to be proper, we need an award, or a material object to help reassure us that we did something. But why? On Trophies , Apollo Brown and OC set about addressing that question, and maybe provide a few answers along the way.