Words Hurt: I Love People

Yesterday saw the release of the next single from Words Hurt’s upcoming album, Fuck That Pretty Boy Shit. I Love People sees rapper Alaska and producer Lang Vo, team up with one of my favourite MCs at the minute, Red Pill. They’ve also thrown in a dope Zilla Rocca remix, with his noir hop style giving a whole new feel to the track. Get yourselves over to Bandcamp to cop the tracks and watch out for the album coming to your ears in the near future.

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.

ZR vs. QB: Zilla Rocca Remixes the Best of The Bridge

zillaCan’t fault the new project Zilla Rocca has released, as he takes on some of the best rap to come out of the Queensbridge area and gives them all the remix treatment. As a founder/pioneer of noir hop, you know what to expect from these tracks and I am happy to say there is not a single note of disappointment on there. Continue reading “ZR vs. QB: Zilla Rocca Remixes the Best of The Bridge”

Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers ft. Open Mike Eagle & Curly Castro: Human Dominos

Last week saw the release of the new video from Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers’ excellent album, No Vacation For Murder. Featuring Open Mike Eagle and Curly Castro, Human Dominos is a fine example of the noir hop subgenre Rocca has cultivated, since his 2009 release The Slow Twilight. No Vacation For Murder is available to purchase over at threedollarpistol.com.

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.

Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers: No Vacation For Murder


Very pleased to finally see the release of the new album from Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers. No Vacation For Murder has been a long time coming, but it is very much worth the wait. Zilla Rocca, as regular visitors to my blog will know, is the godfather of noir hop, a strain of hip hop borne from hard-boiled detective novels, dames with more attitude than morals and bluesy backstreet bars. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers: No Vacation For Murder”