Wrecking Crew: Pinball Machine Gun Rap

My Grown Up Rap family recently premiered the latest offering from alternative rap collective, Wrecking Crew. Zilla Rocca, PremRock and Curly Castro, bring on board Alaska and Castle for Pinball Machine Gun Rap – a track which never made the cut for their 2012 Wu Tang Pulp project and so is now being released, in all its glory, for the fifth anniversary. You can stream the track below and you can find the original Wu Tang Pulp release here. Continue reading “Wrecking Crew: Pinball Machine Gun Rap”

IT: W.F.A.F.

IT – Cryptic One and Alaska – continue their monthly releases with this new track, W.F.A.F. World Famous Atoms Fam is a big nod to their old crew and the first place a lot of listeners would likely have come across the duo. As usual Cryptic One is on production duties. The track is available to stream below and you can download it here. Continue reading “IT: W.F.A.F.”

IT: The Way the Horn Blows

Another nice track from IT to round off the month. Atoms Family vets, Alaska and Cryptic One, gifted us with the The Way the Horn Blows, which according to Alaska, deals with addiction and modern insanity. Something we can all relate to at the moment, I think. The track also features some nice trumpet playing from Andrew Burgos. Continue reading “IT: The Way the Horn Blows”

IT: The Interview

Another month, another release from the homies IT – aka Cryptic One and Alaska. This time it’s a track called The Interview, the concept of which isn’t too hard to guess from the name.
Featuring lines like, “Before we get started tell our listeners who you are?/I’m the living embodiment of a coup de grace” and “Don’t you find it draining staying negative in music?/Nah I choose to use it. It’s extremely therapeutic”, this could be my favourite one so far from the duo. Continue reading “IT: The Interview”

Career Crooks: Good Luck With That

Always a pleasure to see an album you’ve been waiting for finally make it to the masses. Zilla Rocca and Small Professor have been building the hotly anticipated Career Crooks album for a while now and the hype has been deservedly building throughout. We know they both have form for creating strong music, so this was always going to be a good album, but now we have the first actual proof. Continue reading “Career Crooks: Good Luck With That”

IT ft. Zilla Rocca: Famous Names for $1000

Another quality joint from the combined minds of IT – aka Cryptic One and Alaska – as they bring us Famous Names for $1000. This is the fourth track in the monthly series and features a hefty guest verse from Zilla Rocca, as well as some tight cuts from DJ paWL. You can stream it below and downloads are available here. Continue reading “IT ft. Zilla Rocca: Famous Names for $1000”

IT: Sleeping Giant

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Another dope cut from IT – AKA Alaska & Cryptic One – following on from last month’s anti-Trump anthem. This time it’s a return to more typical rap thematics, as the pair trade battle style bars over a Cryptic beat, with DJ paWL on scratch duty. The track is available to stream below and you can get a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “IT: Sleeping Giant”

Cryptic One & Alaska: Orange is the New Wack

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You’ve gotta look for the silver lining in times like this and one thing we can be thankful for is the amount of rage being poured into music right now. Admittedly protest songs have a chequered past in terms of substance and style, but when they’re done right they work very well.
Take this latest track from IT – aka Cryptic One & Alaska – who have released a response to Trump’s already tumultuous time in office. Needless to say they both kill their verses. You can stream the track below and you can download it over on Cryptic’s Bandcamp. Continue reading “Cryptic One & Alaska: Orange is the New Wack”

Words Hurt: Fuck That Pretty Boy Shit

You may remember me covering a couple of Words Hurt releases recently, well now they are back with a whole album: Fuck That Pretty Boy Shit. As the title indicates, the album is filled with enough bilious outpourings and misanthropic sentiments to make Charles Manson bop his head. Continue reading “Words Hurt: Fuck That Pretty Boy Shit”