Emerging rap star Da Great Ape unveils his newest track and video titled “Ape Mode,” featuring hip-hop legend T.I. (aka TIP). Directed by T.I. himself, the thriller finds the two Atlanta natives posted in the streets of their hometown as a business transaction turns into a cinematic heist.
“When I came up with the concept, I was feeling dominant and thinking how I would take over the rap game,” Da Great Ape shared about the song. ” I already had the verse and hook recorded. I was introduced to TIP by DJ MLK. One night we were in the studio vibing, playing records. He played a few of his and I played a few of mine. He fell in love with ‘Ape Mode’ and recorded a verse that night.”
Raised in the streets of Atlanta’s East Point, the same neighborhood that was home to OutKast, southern soul rapper Da Great Ape turned to music as an outlet to escape the hardships that surrounded him. His intricate rhymes and authentic storytelling have rendered him a hometown hero, captivating his audience with releases such as “Out Trap Me” and latest visual “Dreams of a Dopeboy.” His music has also gained early support from WorldStarHipHop, RESPECT Magazine and more. Check out “Ape Mode” now and stay tuned for more to come!