New visual treats from the Wrecking Crew camp, as Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca unveil the latest Grift Company video. Two By Four is lifted from the duo’s Too Many Secrets LP and features fresh two-part production from Zilla and Small Professor. The video was made by Bob Sweeney. Too Many Secrets is available now via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Grift Company: Two By Four (Video)”
New track from the ever-intriguing, MC Paul Barman, which sees him connecting with one half of the Career Crooks. Hairy Moth Owl Pt. 5 is produced by Small Professor and it’s available to stream below.
If you enjoyed the brilliance of Sean Price and Small Professor’s 86 Witness album, you will be pleased to hear that Small Pro has now released the instrumentals from the project. You can hear them in all their original glory below and downloads can be found over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Sean Price & Small Professor: 86 Witness (Instrumentals)”
As I reported at the end of last month, a new Sean Price album was looming thanks to a collaboration with Philly producer, Small Professor. 86 Witness arrived in full on Friday and serves as a worthy addition to P’s weighty back catalogue. As alluded to in the title, the album is a homage to 1986 so expect a lot of timely references in the track names and beyond. Unlike some posthumous projects, 86 Witness has a really solid flow to it and is devoid of the clunky sound that plagues other releases made in a similar fashion. Continue reading “Sean Price & Small Professor: 86 Witness (Stream)”
’86 Witness is the long-awaited collaboration between the late great, Sean Price and Career Crooks producer, Small Professor. According to Duck Down the album has been years in the making, but now we are finally reaching the release date and if the first leak is anything to go by, we are in for a treat. John Gotti features a blistering list of MCs, as P is joined by AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson and Your Old Droog, accompanied by a suitably rugged beat from Small Pro. The rest of the album boasts a similar array of talented guests, including Zilla Rocca, Quelle Chris and ELUCID. Pre-orders for ’86 Witness are available now and you can stream John Gotti below. Continue reading “Sean Price & Small Professor ft. AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson & Your Old Droog: John Gotti”
Sticking with the instrumental tip, Free Jawns is the latest release from Philly producer, Small Pro. The Career Crook has released a batch of beats to tide us over until he releases his next full project, Church Jawns. Seven tracks in total, which you can listen to in full below. Downloads are available from Bandcamp. Continue reading “Small Professor: Free Jawns (Stream)”
I already explained the reasons for my hype about the forthcoming Career Crooks album, from Zilla Rocca & Small Pro; a project that has been anticipated by fans of the duo since they started talking it up many moons ago. Now the time is nearly upon us, but in the meantime they have only gone and released a whole other EP for us to enjoy while these last few days pass by. Continue reading “Career Crooks: Take What’s Coming EP”
My homie Zilla Rocca has an album coming out soon with his friend and frequent collaborator Small Pro and this week they released a video from the project. No surprises it’s dope as fuck.
Going by the name Career Crooks, the duo have used a Don Draper quote as the inspiration for this track: “We’re going to sit at our desks and keep typing while the walls fall down around us because we’re creative – the least important, most important thing there is”. The album is due out early next year; more news on that soon.
Yet another weighty run of remixes from Zilla Rocca, as he lends his trademark noir sound to tracks from Small Pro, Guilty Simpson, Castle and B. Dolan, to name a few. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: Anything I Touch I Bruise Vol. 2”
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”