We Going In…

It’s all work and no play here at APEX. Lately we have been on a tear here at APEX. Our artist’s (Apex and Mr Mel the Riddler) are gearing up to give you more music. So far Apex has released 2 singles “Do You Remember ft Porsha Boyd” and “Who Am I”; with a video to follow “Who Am I”. The Riddler has an onslaught of new material from Mix tapes and his new up and coming untitled album. But don’t think they are going to stop yet, because from what I have heard; the fun is just beginning.

“Do You Remember ft Porsha Boyd”: https://open.spotify.com/album/2Ng1xjqHLPGChbHIAKAJFl?si=scH05lJMQPKnghHowrhZEA

“Who Am I”: https://open.spotify.com/album/2TRyowVZsOXr88KuVqPR4K?si=pP7u8RqETumtJwnQDcFXhQ

“Who Am I” music video: https://youtu.be/EksYj-cb1IE

Videography by Apex Studio

New Music Playing Loud


Out now is “For Pleasure or Pain” by Apex. As of current it can be found in Spotify and CD Baby, but will soon be in all digital markets by the end of the month.


The second album from The Riddler’s arsenal is “Rated R”. If you liked his first album which was titled Riddle Me This then you will love this one. This album is now available in all major digital markets like ITunes, Amazon and many more markets.

Apex is Coming!

“I’m Just A Machine”

Apex is in the final stages before releasing his mix tape “I’m Just A Machine” which is rumored to be released this month. But a official date has not been said yet. We do know that he is in the process of shooting to videos for songs on his mix tape which are “I’m A Monster” and “S.T.U.P.I.D.”. He did say that the singles and videos would come out before the release of the mix tape. So now the question is… why is he making us wait so long? below is a sneak peak of a could be album cover for the mix tape “I’m Just A Machine”

Machine 1

“Looking to get Signed?”

if you are looking to get signed well now is the time to start submitting your demos to Apex Records. They are looking to sign artist at the start of the new year. That’s is how  Mr Mel the Riddler got signed to Apex Records. All demos can be submitted to demosubmissions@a-pexstudio.com along with a bio and head shot of the artist or group.

“What You Listening Too?”

Check out some music from Apex Records recording artist Mr Mel the Riddler and Apex. Their music can be found on youtube free to play.

Apex “As the Melody Plays On”
Mr Mel the Riddler “Questions Answers and Problems”

”New Music Video”

Have you seen “No Sticks No Seeds” yet by Mr Mel the Riddler? If not check it out now and comment on you what you think about the video.

Mr Mel the Riddler “No Sticks No Seeds”

“Rocking At the Muse”

It goes down Sept 8th at The Evening Muse as the Apex Studio and Apex Records artist take to the stage. The will be a event in which artist which have recorded at Apex Studio will have the chance to showcase their talent along side Apex Records recording artists Apex and Mr Mel the Riddler. Be on the look out for some new music to be performed at this show from Apex and the Mr Mel the Riddler.

Sept 8th at Evening Muse
Show Start Time: 6:30 PM
Physical Tickets: $11.00
Online Tickets: $11.00 www.aftonshows.com/apexrecord
Door Price w/ Ticket: $13.00

3227 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205

Currently Going Strong


Another edition of the sin series of albums are coming from Apex. it is due to be released soon and the next sin album will be titled “Greed”. This album will be the third edition of the sin albums which Apex has been releasing under Apex Records. So far he has released a sin album every year starting from 2011. The next one will be released in October 2013. So be prepared to hear some new music. If you have not checked out the Lust or Wrath album it can be viewed here:


Riddle Me This” album by Mr Mel the Riddler

Riddle Me This Album

LUST” album by Apex

LUST Album

WRATH” album by Apex




If you missed the last show because you had to work, take care of the kids or just couldn’t get out the house well do not worry we have the video footage for you. The last show “Heat It Up” was performed at The Evening Muse located in the Noda District of Charlotte, NC. This show is one that you really did not want to miss… why? Because Apex is off vacation and him and the Mr Mel the Riddler killed the show with new songs and more. Check out the video footage for your self.

Apex and the Riddler heat up the Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC


To stay up to date with shows, new music and more from the artist of Apex Records download our new Apex Now App and join out mailing list right from the app to receive new music before it hits the streets, radio stations, and stores. Be the first to say that you heard it first from the Apex Now App.

Apex Now App


As of lately Apex Records have been moving their artists albums and singles from one distribution company to the next. This process will be over by the end of the year, but all music will still be currently available from all major digital retailers and more have been added to the list as well where their can be found. So just be patient… if the music is not currently in your music retailers online store it soon will be.

Working Hard?

“No time for; time off with Pay”

Apex, Mr Mel the Riddler and new artist signed to Apex Records Chyna Hollywood have been working hard. Lately they have been through out Charlotte, NC and Rockhill, SC doing shows and having fun in the process. Hevay promo have been passed out through out every event which they have been in and believe me when we say that the streets are watching and waiting for the release of Mr Mel the Riddler’s “Riddle Me This” album to drop this year of April. We caught up with Apex to get words on the “Riddle Me This” album and all he had to say was that everything was running on time and expect more videos to stir up more insight upon the release.

“Cruise Control” and “Edible”

Releasing this month will be a video for the song “Cruise Control” which is one of the hottest songs on “Riddle Me This” by Mr Mel the Riddler. It will be released and spread viral through youtube later this week and also the Riddler will be shooting “Edible”. A song geared towards the ladies. Talk about going crazy with videos. Apex and the Riddler are making sure that a wide variety of videos are put out for the album so that it not only attracts the males, but the ladies as well. More to come on the release of “Edible” to come.

“Surf Board Status”

Looking for some new sounds to listen too from Apex Records artist
? Well if so be on the alert for high tides this summer when Chyna Hollywood releases “Surf Board Status”. His mix tape will consists of industry beats with features from I Am Wright, Daa Kant, Joey Bullis, Apex, Mr Mel the Riddler, King Royalty and the list goes on. This mix tape is guaranteed to be a mixture and a style that is unlike any others. As of right now the mix tape “Surf Board Status” is set to be released this summer of June. So expect to hear and see more updates as they come.

“Knock Knock”
Are you ready for what is to be the reincarnation of the old Apex? If not then get prepared. Apex has been at work going hard on the “Knock Knock” mix tape which is rumored to have his old rhyming style on it. From witty, straight forward punchlines and more. So far there is said to be features on it from Mr Mel the Riddler, Chyna Hollywood and King Royalty. We do not know for sure if there will be more features, but right now it is a work in progress and it is rumored to be released this coming summer along with Hollywood’s mix tape “Knock Knock”.

2013 Will Never be The Same

The Rhymic Lounge Magazine:

rhymic lounge magazine

Apex records artist Mr Mel the Riddler has a full page spread in the Rhymic Lounge Magazine along with fellow label mates Money Man and Chyna. The magazine can be found at http://issuu.com/therhythmicloungemagazine/docs/winter2013 and the artist from Apex Records can be found on pages 60 and 61; but please be sure to check out all the other artist in the magazine as well.





New Releases:

Apex Studio presents WRATH

This is the next edition in the sin series of Apex albums. You would think that he would stop and do some promo work on it; but he has been hard at working getting the next sin album together for its release in October. It has been speculated that the WRATH album may surpass the LUST album. As of current it is hard to tell for sure; but many people have been waiting to hear his album now now it is finally out and available for sale in all the major markets. This album has no features on it and all production has been done by Apex himself.

The album can be found at:


Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Apex_Apex_Studios_Present_Wrath?id=Bvi6v5f7m3kqycfe66ovww3w7aa&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImFsYnVtLUJ2aTZ2NWY3bTNrcXljZmU2Nm92d3czdzdhYSJd

Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Apex-Studios-Present-Wrath-Explicit/dp/B00ANISQUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360343922&sr=8-1&keywords=apex+studio+presents+wrath

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/apex-studios-present-wrath/id586759547

Rhapsody: http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/apex/album/apex-studios-present-wrath

Edible (Single)


The next single to be released by Mr Mel the Riddler is Edible. This song was geared to the ladies from all over the world. What’s the use of making hit songs for the hood and the streets if you don’t have any for the ladies.

This single can be found at:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Mr_Mel_the_Riddler_Edible?id=Butwkqkqpv2ba3oxydmz4f6ssvq&feature=nav_top_albums#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDUsImFsYnVtLUJ1dHdrcWtxcHYyYmEzb3h5ZG16NGY2c3N2cSJd

Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Edible-Explicit/dp/B00B7QD0O4/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360344574&sr=301-2

Fire Man (Remix) featuring Mr Mel the Riddler

Adding more spark to Money Man’s “Against All Odds” album; the Riddler does a remix to “Fire Man”.


Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Money_Man_Fire_Man_Remix_feat_Mr_Mel_the_Riddler?id=B3fqdvc6xnqbjhut3st7wpx3q7e&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLG51bGwsImFsYnVtLUIzZnFkdmM2eG5xYmpodXQzc3Q3d3B4M3E3ZSJd

Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Remix-feat-Riddler-Explicit/dp/B00B4YBZFU/ref=sr_shvl_album_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1360344574&sr=301-4

Rhapsody: http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/money-man/album/fire-man-remix-feat-mr-mel-the-riddler

Latest Show of the year:

The Riddler is now performing his album “Riddle Me This” which is scheduled to be released this April. He rocks the Evening Muse with TMH opening up for him as well.

TMH opens and The Riddler closes!

Upcoming Shows:

REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 1
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM
STATE: NCCITY: Charlotte
LOCATION: Ed’s Tavern, 2200 Park Rd.
REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 2
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM
STATE: NCCITY: Charlotte
LOCATION: Tommy’s Pub, 2007 Central Ave..
REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 3
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM
STATE: NCCITY: Charlotte
LOCATION: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 510 Briar Creek Rd..
REAKING HAVOC through Charlotte PT 4
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM
LOCATION: The Money, 110 S Cherry Rd.

Going about it the RIGHT WAY!

Eveing Muse


Apex Records artist Mr Mel the Riddler and Apex along with Gemi just rocked the Evening Muse for “GO HOME OR GO HARD” Part 1. Mr Mel the Riddler performed 2 mixtape tracks, a song from his upcaoming album with Gemi  featuring on the remix and the remix of Apextacy. The next show will be this Sept. 23rd at the Evening Muse as well and this next show is guaranteed to be a hit. If you haven’t purchased tickets they can be found at www.aftonshows.com/apexrecord

Love Fade Away

Love Fade Away is now out on all digital markets be sure to grasp a copy of it. Love Fade Away is the first album release from Apex Records artist Chyna Macra aka Future. The album was shelved and just released due to the demand of the public. The album has production from Apex and CJ Beatz with a guest appearance from Soprano and consists of 13 songs.

Currently Out On the Market

Apex Studio Present: LUST          Against All Odds


Apex Studio Presents: M-Town     Love Fade Away


Crystal Lite

New Music Releases

Skittles Riddles


Skittles Riddles is a Gingle written by Mr Mel the Riddler and produced by Apex. They came up with this song by going to the local store and saw the new Skittles Riddles bag and said hhhhmmmm; let’s make a gingle and the rest was history. Apex and Mr Mel the Riddler soon hit the studio that night and layed everything down including the “Skittles Riddles” commercial as well.

Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/skittles-riddles/id541790565?i=541790566&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Rhapsody: http://www.rhapsody.com/#artist/mr-mel-the-riddler/album/skittles-riddles?&_suid=1343771911853042691029929459256

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Skittles-Riddles/dp/B008HSCNZM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1343771965&sr=8-7&keywords=skittles+riddles

Zune: http://social.zune.net/album/213e4607-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933?cache=true

Apextacy (Remix) feat. Mr Mel the Riddler


The drink “Apextacy” is coming and with that being said Apex gets Mr Mel the Riddler on the remix for the song. Talk about a classic; the song “Apextacy” is on the Apex Studio present LUST and the album has been selling hard. Now with a remix of this song “Apextacy”; world watch out

Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/apextacy-remix-feat.-mr-mel/id546803242

Rhapsody: http://www.rhapsody.com/#search/track?query=apextacy&_suid=134377243356307595003193407147

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Apextacy-Remix-feat-Riddler-Explicit/dp/B008O4AGPS/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343772461&sr=301-1

Love Fade Away

love fade

Ready for the future? Well if not then I’s too late because Chyna aka ths Future is ready to show the world what he can do.

Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-fade-away/id548307265

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Fade-Away-Explicit/dp/B008PSP7YI/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343772725&sr=301-1

.99 Cent Beats Vol. 1

99 cent

Looking for instrumentals for your next project; then check out .99 cent beats from the producers of Apex Studio.

Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/.99-cent-beats-vol.-1./id530353123

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/99-Cent-Beats-Vol-1/dp/B0086HMBVK/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343773059&sr=301-1

Zune: http://social.zune.net/album/Apex-Studio/.99-Cent-Beats%2c-Vol.-1./e05d3a07-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933/details?cache=true

Apex Records updates

Apex Studio presents M-Town: More New Music

Now available in all digital markets is M-Town; as promised we guaranteed to bring you new music and here it is. This album EP consists of Apex Records recording artist Apex http://www.apexstudios.org/Apex-Dontavious.html(), Mr Mel the Riddler (http://www.apexstudios.org/MrMeltheRiddler.html), and M-Town Ent. recording artist Produca’dee Darious. This album can be found in Itunes, Google Play, Amazon Mp3, Rhapsody, and more.

This album EP consists of 3 songs tittled LayIt Down, The Game, and Zombiw Weed. Be sure to check them out!

“In the Studio with Apex”: Mr Mel interview

Check out Mr Mel recording artist of Apex Records as he gets interviewed on the “In the studio with Apex” show at: http://youtu.be/PfUur85GaG0

Apex asks Mr Mel the Riddler about his coming success with his debut album tittled “Riddle Me This”, up coming shows, and more. Check out the video for more info.

Producers of Apex Studio: Instrumental Beats

The producers of Apex Studio have released a instrumental cd containing… yes you got it right beats. They are untag and ready for use with your music and they the beats only cost .99! You can’t beat a deal like that so jump on it now. It can be found in Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/.99-cent-beats-vol.-1./id530353123