Zilla Rocca – Make the Sickness, Sell the Cure (ft. Curly Castro) (Video)

From the highly acclaimed album, Future Former Rapper, Zilla Rocca releases the visual for his track, Make The Sickness, Sell The Cure, featuring the incomparable Curly Castro dropping some bars and providing the chorus.    Not everyone is going to get this song, and if you don’t…then it’s not for you.   I think you have to be from a certain era to understand what is meant by  “….my hip-hop is dead“.

Check out the album, and also be aware that Curly Castro’s project, Tosh, drops this coming Friday.

Single You Out: Zilla Rocca – Name On The Buckle (ft. Curly Castro)

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Here’s a single off of Zilla Rocca’s forthcoming project, Future Former Rapper.  The track features rhyme compadre, Curly Castro.  The production is pretty unique.  It’s a slowed down tempo with a futuristic and almost robotic feel to it.   But let’s face it Zilla Rocca has always been an innovator in music, and here is expounding and expanding.

New album drops tomorrow.

Single You Out: Career Crooks – Newlywed (ft. Dewey Bryan, MaLLy, and PremRock)

Career Crooks is Zilla Rocca and Small Professor and they brought along a few friends for this latest music journey.   Dewey Bryan, MaLLy, and PremRock all get busy alongside Rocca on the mic.

This cut has so much exceptional going on with it.  The track from Professor is funky yet understated which makes it the perfect canvas for these audio lessons.  The way the chorus is worked around the emcees verses makes this track have even more of an impact.  Each emcee shows unique prowess and styling yet compliment the other.

The new album, Good Luck With That, drops on Friday.  Are you down?

Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers – Shoot The Piano Player (ft Has-Lo) (Video)

Few people are as innovative as Zilla Rocca and Has-Lo.   These guys just ooze creativity and not settling on the current standard as being good enough.   That creativity is on display when it comes to their video, Shoot The Piano Player.   It’s unique to see a video show three different scenes simultaneously.  It’s something you may have to watch a couple of times which is a good thing.

If you like your hip hop stamped with skill and nuanced in innovation, check out Zillar Rocca’s No Vacation from Murder.

 

Curly Castro – Brody (2014)

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Artist: Curly Castro

Album: Brody EP

Tracklisting:

1. Going Back To London
2. All Bets Are Off (ft. Zilla Rocca and Has-Lo)
3. Livery (ft. Castle)
4. David Rodigan (ft. Hubbs and Armand Hammer)
5. A Wake
6. Daisy Swallowed A Diamond

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Curly Castro offers the world a little something different with his latest release, Brody.   The EP is short and succinct but proves the point that just because the project is short on run time doesn’t mean that it runs short on character.   Now, I will say that if you are not familiar with the movie, Snatch, you may have to watch that first before you start indulging in this release.  The creativity for Brody stems from Castro and company using the characters and storyline  from Snatch in the story of this EP.  So being able to truly appreciate this EP requires a little study in film.  That’s not to say that you can’t just appreciate the music for music’s sake but you will miss some of the creativity.   I digress.

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Single You Out: Curly Castro – All Bets Are Off (ft. Zilla Rocca & Has-Lo) (prod. by Zilla Roca)

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The Wrecking Crew represents on this Curly Castro single from his (now out) project, Brody.  Zilla Rocca laces the camp with something extra funky and some scathing drums.  And the crew is not unfamiliar to rocking over said production,  the each contribute dope verses to complete the trifecta.

Single You Out: Premrock x Zilla Rocca x Mad Dukez – FaSho FaSho (Willie Green Remix)

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Fasho Fasho! Remix is a fun track to get the night on the town started correctly.  It features two members of the HHD A-Team, Premrock and Zilla Rocca along with Mad Dukez (who I am not sure if I have heard before).  Of course we have the ever creative Willie Green on the boards.  Is it wrong for me to think of the hip hop version of  A Night At The Roxbury when I hear this?  It probably is, but that would be a fun video to make.   Ladies beware!

Artist Spotlight: PremRock

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I am pretty excited…no, let me rephrase, I am very excited to bring you some thoughts from one of the most creative emcees in the game, PremRock.

I have been listening to him for a couple of years now and in an ideal world, I would have connected with him at SXSW a couple of weeks ago.  But that was not in the cards.  Still, I wanted to pick his brain about, his art, his friends, and his perspective.  What I got in reply was well thought out introspection.

I encourage you to read the interview, check the video freestyle (it’s amazing) and make sure you cop all of his music.  If you love creativity in your hip hop, you are going to be an instant fan of PremRock.

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