Blueprint ft. Has-Lo: Hoop Dreamin

Strong new track from Blueprint, as he gears up to release his latest album, Masterpiece. Themes of social injustice are perused in the self-directed and produced video, ably assisted by the Hard Writer himself, Has-Lo. Masterpiece is out on Weightless Recordings on 22 May.

Has-Lo: A Singular Point of Light

The ever prolific Has-Lo released a new project last night, following on from his instrumental tribute to the mighty Prince Paul, which emerged in June. A Singular Point of Light is packed full of the same ingenuity, depth and thought-provoking lyricism that I’ve come to expect from Has-Lo.
It would be hard to pinpoint a particular style for his sound, but I think he is simply making the music he wants to make. A Singular Point of Light is available to stream below and you can cop a download over on his Bandcamp. Continue reading “Has-Lo: A Singular Point of Light”

Zilla Rocca: Interview

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Zilla Rocca has been steadily producing solid rap records for a decade and is the man behind the original Noir Hop sound. I got the chance to chat to him about rap, the Golden Era and Buddhism, among other things. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: Interview”

Zilla Rocca x Small Professor: Sin Will Find You – The Collected Works

The Wrecking Crew’s Zilla Rocca and Small Professor have been collaborating over the best part of a decade, featuring on a number of releases from Wu-Tang Pulp to the Party With Villains EP. Now they have put their combined forces together so you can find all their dusty gems in one handy spot.
Sin Will Find You is a compilation of 18 tracks from the duo, featuring a lot of the usual suspects, Has-Lo, Curly Castro and Elucid, to name a few. The release is available from Bandcamp now and its name your price if you’re feeling generous.

Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers ft. Has-Lo: Shoot the Piano Player

You would be wise to check out the latest video from Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers, which was released earlier this week. Taken from the excellent No Vacation For Murder LP and featuring the perennially on-point Has-Lo, Shoot the Piano Player is done in typical noir hop fashion. The video was made by Glass Canon.