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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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Apani @ Lower East Side Girls Club

NY, New York, USA

NY, New York, USA

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Apani @ Monk's House of Jazz

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Ill track from one of Hip-Hop's Dopest Female Emcees!
Check It Out! - We Are The City Blog


Ill track from one of Hip-Hop's Dopest Female Emcees!
Check It Out! - We Are The City Blog


Apani just launched her official site and to thank her fans for stopping by she’s blessing em with a free banger for their iPods and whatnots. Yeah..I said BANGER. If you’re keeping score like me,she’s 2 for 2 at the site now. Check it out. - DotGotIt.com


Apani just launched her official site and to thank her fans for stopping by she’s blessing em with a free banger for their iPods and whatnots. Yeah..I said BANGER. If you’re keeping score like me,she’s 2 for 2 at the site now. Check it out. - DotGotIt.com


One of Queens, New York’s best-kept secrets Apani B. Fly comes out of hiding with this beauty cradled in her arms. A track that will likely never be properly released thanks to label politics, she says, “Hey”, digs deeper into the legendary J Dilla‘s beat stash, plucks out a clunking banger and sees Ms. B. Fly get her Jean Grae on for a lyrical assassination. I’d say this makes up for the four year hiatus.
Although a simple stream is the height of this track’s existence, it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying it below. - Soulcuture Mag UK


Artist: Apani
Title: Spot Me b/w A Million Eyes
Label: Bronx Science Records

I'm listening to Apani (B. Fly Emcee)'s new "Spot Me b/w A Million Eyes" twelve inch and I am once +AGAIN+ amazed by Celph the Rubix Quban's illymost beats. On the A-Side he gives Apani an incredible audio assault with slamming pianos, a delicious repeating cuatro of horns, guitars on the chorus, and a slamming drum track/bassline throughout. On the flipside I'm getting positively cold chills - a SHIVER down my back. It's like a cross between "Goldfinger" and "Diary of a Madman" - and if that ill beat combination doesn't make your heart ache, peep these Apani lyrics:

"I'd be surprised if shit changed
I'd run fast and far if I could escape this cage
Can't contain my rage, guess that's why they keep me locked
Keep me livin hand to mouth hustlin for what I got
If I drop a bomb, here come the vultures
All I really got that's mine, is my pride and culture
What you want that TOO?"

Apani is a highly jockable female rapper to begin with - she's straight skills - but Celph Titled combines her brilliant raps with some brilliant beats. - Steve 'Flash' Juon for rapreviews.com


Artist: Apani
Title: Spot Me b/w A Million Eyes
Label: Bronx Science Records

I'm listening to Apani (B. Fly Emcee)'s new "Spot Me b/w A Million Eyes" twelve inch and I am once +AGAIN+ amazed by Celph the Rubix Quban's illymost beats. On the A-Side he gives Apani an incredible audio assault with slamming pianos, a delicious repeating cuatro of horns, guitars on the chorus, and a slamming drum track/bassline throughout. On the flipside I'm getting positively cold chills - a SHIVER down my back. It's like a cross between "Goldfinger" and "Diary of a Madman" - and if that ill beat combination doesn't make your heart ache, peep these Apani lyrics:

"I'd be surprised if shit changed
I'd run fast and far if I could escape this cage
Can't contain my rage, guess that's why they keep me locked
Keep me livin hand to mouth hustlin for what I got
If I drop a bomb, here come the vultures
All I really got that's mine, is my pride and culture
What you want that TOO?"

Apani is a highly jockable female rapper to begin with - she's straight skills - but Celph Titled combines her brilliant raps with some brilliant beats. - Steve 'Flash' Juon for rapreviews.com


Queens native Apani B. Fly releases this unreleased cut with J Dilla on the boards via her Twitter. She snapped. - You Heard That New Music Blog


Here’s a never-before-heard gem with a capital G that will apparently never be properly released. Apani B. Fly just hopped on her Twitter to share “Hey”, a deep-in-the-vaults cut produced by the late J Dilla. She said that politics will likely prevent this track from landing on an album or anything of that nature, but hey, at least we can stream it right? Peep it below. It goes. - Potholes In My Blog


Here’s a never-before-heard gem with a capital G that will apparently never be properly released. Apani B. Fly just hopped on her Twitter to share “Hey”, a deep-in-the-vaults cut produced by the late J Dilla. She said that politics will likely prevent this track from landing on an album or anything of that nature, but hey, at least we can stream it right? Peep it below. It goes. - Potholes In My Blog


Apani B. Fly dropped an unreleased track via her twitter earlier today, featuring production by J Dilla. I had no idea what to expect when I pressed play, but as soon as the familiar gutter riff commenced I knew this was a lost treasure indeed. I’ve only ever known this badass hi-hat frenzy as “Errigh Erruh” floating on YouTube, so it’s great to hear it finally graced with some grade-A lyricism. - The Word Is Bond


BROWSE HERE:

Apani
( B-fly Emcee)

Q: What was the biggest moment of the year for you personally?
A: When I got my first training bra.

Q: What was the biggest moment of the year for you in general?
A: Every time I cashed a check. It was great.

Q: Best album(s) of the year?
A: Whatever TI was on.

Q: Best new rap artist(s) of the year?
A: Next question please...

Q: Best movie(s) of the year?
A: Because I don't go to the movies much, 'Talladega Nights' wins by default.

Q: What do you wish for hip-hop in 2007?
A: My album.

Q: What do you wish for the world in 2007?
A: George Bush and his a-alikes swallowed by a dimensional worm hole that will carry them to a distant land where they will be forced to do manual labor while they listen to Ru-Paul songs with no possible chance of return.

Q: What releases/projects can we expect from you (and yours) in the 2007?
A: I don't have release dates so I can't snitch. More singles, a new song on the Pachecos compilation. Stay tuned for release dates on full length project(s).


find it online here: http://www.platform8470.com/features/survey2006artist.asp?id=86


- Platform8470.com


BROWSE HERE:

Apani
( B-fly Emcee)

Q: What was the biggest moment of the year for you personally?
A: When I got my first training bra.

Q: What was the biggest moment of the year for you in general?
A: Every time I cashed a check. It was great.

Q: Best album(s) of the year?
A: Whatever TI was on.

Q: Best new rap artist(s) of the year?
A: Next question please...

Q: Best movie(s) of the year?
A: Because I don't go to the movies much, 'Talladega Nights' wins by default.

Q: What do you wish for hip-hop in 2007?
A: My album.

Q: What do you wish for the world in 2007?
A: George Bush and his a-alikes swallowed by a dimensional worm hole that will carry them to a distant land where they will be forced to do manual labor while they listen to Ru-Paul songs with no possible chance of return.

Q: What releases/projects can we expect from you (and yours) in the 2007?
A: I don't have release dates so I can't snitch. More singles, a new song on the Pachecos compilation. Stay tuned for release dates on full length project(s).


find it online here: http://www.platform8470.com/features/survey2006artist.asp?id=86


- Platform8470.com


Viktor Vaughn
“Let Me Watch [ft. Apani B. Fly Emcee]”
[2003]

Rating: 4 Stars
Nikki (Apani B.) has a girlhood crush on Viktor Vaughn; Vik just wants to get laid. We hear both sides of this mismatched courtship and as much as MF Doom-as-Viktor Vaughn's caddish advances get the laughs, my ears are on Nikki: young enough to have a curfew, she's got no business running around with Vik or sneaking romantic phone calls when her mom's not around (a series of blue ball nuisances for Vaughn, who's only waiting to "hit it"). She still likes the long talks and hand-holding, yet there's plenty of matter-of-fact sexiness in these diary entries from a girl who's ready to "take the next step."

Before it can happen, though, Vik goofs up and drives Nikki off, giving her the opportunity to smack him with a classic put-down: "I'd rather masturbate than fuck with Vik Vaughn." Instead of betraying our trust and becoming the villain, Vaughn gives us a wink and a grin, revealing himself as a big bad wolf to Apani B's fairy tale innocent: scary enough to help her grow up, but clumsy enough to let her go with a lesson in self-reliance.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/track_reviews/30166/Viktor_Vaughn_Let_Me_Watch_ft_Apani_B_Fly_Emcee#30166 - Pitchfork Media


Incredible material from one of the best emcees around--male or female. All-star production provided by DJ Spinna on the swinging "Abracadabra," and Da Beatminerz on the harder cut "Say What (Nigg*Z)."



http://www.fatbeats.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=521&products_id=996 - Fatbeats.com


Apani is Scheduled to Release Her First Complete LP
Contributed By: Matthew Villa
Courtesy Of: The Elements


Apani
Q-Boro recording artist and CEO, Apani, is scheduled to release her first complete LP via her self-owned and licensed Q-Boro Japan (Mic Life/Bad News Records). The debut international LP, Story 2 Tell, is scheduled for release on December 25th, 2003 via the japan based independent record company. After months of negotiation with Miclife/Bad News and extensive production to the 15-track album, Q-Boro Japan is looking forward to the beginning of a lucrative and long-term licensing deal now and for upcoming releases.

Story 2 Tell is laced with 15 songs which appropriately regales tales of Apani’s exploits in love ("Tequila"), life ("Picture This"), friendship ("Rite The Wrongs"), business ("Say What!"), and just good natured fun ("Air Tight"). Production credits include the likes of DJ Spinna ("Abracadabra"), Da Beatminerz ("Say What!"), DJ Crossfader ("Pictuer This"), and Crazy DJ Bazarro ("Tequila" and "Rite the Wrongs"), as well as newcomer TAMASHIE ("Assimilate", "Ichinisan", and "6pm Cool Down"). The album is emotional and musical, fun and serious at the same time. Apani's notorious mic skills graces every one of the LP’s fifteen cuts with exemplary and complete control of pitches, various rhyme delivery, and even a bit of song intertwined between hard raps and spoken word.

Expected to travel to Japan at the release of Story 2 Tell, Apani will perform at select dates in Japan and several European countries. Prior to Apani’s departure, she will headline Kindred’s premiere date of TOFUGANJA2GO!, a live listening session featuring one straight set of various notable performers and turntablists, on December 16th at RARE on West 14th Street. Additional performances include IOMOS MARAD, (ANI), KOJOE (Q-Boro), LIFELONG w/ MISTA SINISTA (Cajo!).

http://www.hiphop-elements.com/article/read/4/5964/1/ - HipHop-Elements.com


Discography

APANI DISCOGRAPHY

Singles
A side: Produced by DJ Spinna
f/Lyric aka Sara Kana, WhatWhat aka Jean Grae; Yejide the Night Queen; Helixx & Pri of Anomolies; Heroine of Juggaknots & Essence of Natural Elements
1. Estragen (Clean)
2. Estragen (Dirty)
3. Estragen (Instrumental)
4. Estragen (Acapella)
B side: Produced by Geology
5.Woman In Me
Bonus Cuts: Produced by Mike One
6. Soul Control (Dirty)
7. Soul Control (Instrumental)
8. Soul Control (Acapella)
9. Woman In Me (Instrumental)
10. Q-Boro Bonus Break 1
(Q-Boro Sounds Inc./ Buds International Distribution - 1998)

The Specialist w/C-Rayz Walls & Mahlay Sparks
1. The Specialist (Street)
2. The Specialist (Radio)
3. The Specialist (Instrumental)
4. Perspective (Street)
5. Perspective (Radio)
6. Perspective (Instrumental)
(Infinity - 1999)

Tags of the Times:
- J-Treds -
1. Never Too Much

- Apani B-fly Emcee -
2. Narcotic: Produced by Mike One
(Mary Joy Recordings - 1998)

Spot Me: Produced by Celph Titled
1. Spot Me (Street)
2. Spot Me (Radio)
3. Spot Me (Instrumental)
4. A Million Eyes (Street)
5. A Million Eyes (Radio)
6. A Million Eyes (Instrumental)
(Bronx Science - 2000)

Strive:
1 .Strive (Radio)
2. Strive (Instrumental)
3. Strive (Accapella)
4. Progress (Dirty)
5. Progress (Radio)
(Produced by Nujabes for Hyde Out Production - 2000)

Abracadabra: Produced by DJ Spinna
1. Abracadabra (Dirty)
2. Abracadabra (Clean)
3. Abracadabra (Instrumental)
4. Abracadabra (Acapella)
5. Say What: Produced by Da Beatminerz
(Q-boro Sounds - 2003)

Laws:
1. Laws
2. Laws (Instrumental)
3. Strive (Remix)
4. Strive (Remix - Instrumental)
(Produced by Nujabes; Hyde Out - 2003)

Guest Appearances
Anti-Pop Consortium "Disorientation" Mind Control/Disorientation 12" (Anti-Pop Recordings - 1997)
Attica Blues "3 Ree (A Mean To Be)" (Mo' Wax Records - 1998)
DJ Spinna w/ Talib Kweli "Time Zone" Heavy Beats Volume 1 (Rawkus - 1999)
Pharoahe Monch "The _ss" Internal Affairs Produced by Diamond D.(Rawkus - 1999)
Nicodemus "The Spirit Within" Rope Ladder 12 (Mush Records - 2000)
L.I.F.E. "Outa Site" No More Prisons (Raptivism Records - 2000)
Jigmastas "Apology Not Accepted" Infectious (Beyond Real - 2001)
Beatminerz w/ What? What? "Shut da F**k Up" Brace 4 Impak (Rawkus - 2001)
Motion w/ Tara Chase "The Trilogy Pt. 1" (Blacklist - 2001)
D-Tension "True + Exact" Contacts + Contracts (Brick Records - 2002)
KC Da Rookee "Rhyme Excursions" Nexcalibur LP (Showdown - 2002)
Richy Pitch "Day To Day" Live At Home (Seven Heads Recordings - 2002)
L.I.F.E. Long "Outta Site" Cuts and Calabo's (Hegemony Recordingz - 2002)
Ghost Cauldron "Whole World" (K7 Records - 2002)
Antipop Consortium "Verses" Shopping Carts Crashing (Nippon Crown - 2003)
We Came From Beyond Vol. 2 "Picture This" (Razor & Tie - 2003)
MF Doom Is Viktor Vaughn "Let Me Watch" Vaudeville Villain (Traffic - 2003)
Pachecos "Rebel Sound Rush" Beat Hustlers (Rico Entertainment - 2003)
Heat Sensor (Touch) "MRK Remix" (Sound-Ink - 2004)
Nujabes "Thank You" Modal Soul (Hyde Out Productions - 2005)
Dela "Let Me Know" (Atmosphere Airlines - 2006)
Jazz Liberatorz "Progress" (KIF Records - Clin d'Oeil 2008)
DJ Deheb "Top of the Block" (-The Goldsmith 2010)

Albums
Story 2 Tell:
01 Assimilate (Intro)
02 Spot Me feat. Sara Kana
03 Airtight f/Chico's Son aka Jamel Jones, Sekou720, Lee Boogs, KOJOE
04 Niggas
05 Picture this
06 The Epidemic feat. Jean Grae
07 Revolution LIVE!
08 A Million Eyes feat. N'didi
09 Ichinisan feat. Kojoe
10 Tequila feat. Frank Cilva
11 Right the Wrongs
12 6PM Cool Down (Interlude - Instrumental)
13 Suckafree
14 Abracadabra
15 Stay Up feat. Monet
16 No Matter (Bonus Track)
(Mic Life/Bad News - 2004)

Polyrhythm-Addicts/ Rhyme Related
1. Motion 2000
2. Take Me Home
3. Not Your Ordinary*
4. Big Phat Boom Intro*
5. Big Phat Boom
6. No Limit
7. Nervous Breakdown
8. Should Have Known Better
9. Not Your Ordinary -Rhythm Revolution*
10. Seven Steps Behind
(Nervous Inc. - 1999)
* CD Bonus Track

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Bio

Apani also known as Apani B-Fly Emcee is a female rapper & spoken word artist from Hollis Queens with vicious skills. Emerging from NYC's underground in the 90's to be recognized as one of the hiphop culture's most prolific voices, Apani is a dominating presence and arguably one of the most featured female emcees ever. She has worked with some of the most revered names in hip hop music such as Da Beatminerz, DJ Spinna, Anti-Pop Consortium, Talib Kweli, Nujabes, MF Doom & Pharoahe Monche. Also a founding member of hip hop super-group PolyRhythm-Addicts, she has gained a cult following over the years, making a reputation for herself as dynamic stage performer and lyrical powerhouse. Apani's music is consistently critically acclalimed and she is considered one of the best emcees to ever grace the mic - male or female.