Good to see the long-awaited solo album from Zilla Rocca has finally been given life. Future Former Rapper is the culmination of a career which spans 13 years, all of them as a totally independent artist – which is no mean feat given how many fellow independents have been swallowed up or broken beyond repair during that same period.
The album is the perfect showcase for the talents that have kept Zilla afloat through those years and finds him accompanied by some of the artists that he has been associated with during that same time frame.
Guest spots are held by the likes of Armand Hammer, Serengeti and fellow Wrecking Crew representative, Curly Castro, as well as a bunch of high-end production credits from Steel Tipped Dove, Messiah Musik, Disco Vietnam and Small Pro. Future Former Rapper is ready to stream below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: Future Former Rapper (Stream)”
Wrecking Crew representative, Zilla Rocca, continues to build the hype for his long-awaited solo album, Future Former Rapper, with a brand new track lifted from the project. Enemy Stranger Friend features two notable appearances from Serengeti and Sid Sutra, with production from Steel Tipped Dove. Future Former Rapper is due for release on 9 November, on POW Recordings. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca ft. Serengeti & Sid Sutra: Enemy Stranger Friend”
Pleased to see the arrival of the lead single from Zilla Rocca’s long-awaited Future Former Rapper album. For Favors Are Bad News, the Philly artist has drafted in Armand Hammer aka billy woods and ELUCID, who are riding high off their recently released and rightfully acclaimed Paraffin project. This is Zilla’s debut on POW Recordings, the label attached to Passion of the Weiss, where Zilla is a regular contributor. Favors Are Bad News is produced by Disco Vietnam and you can listen to it below. Stay tuned for more news on the album coming soon. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca ft. Armand Hammer: Favors Are Bad News”
The Dead End Hip Hop gang recently premiered the brand new video from Career Crooks. It’s for Crook With a Deal, a sort of reworking of 50’s How To Rob, which is lifted from the Philly duo’s recent Thieving As Long As I’m Breathing album. The video captures those classic masked villain, heist style scenes, as Zilla Rocca raps about jacking various indie hip hop acts. The album is out now on URBNET.
Pleased to be able to bring you the first play of the new single from Zilla Rocca – 2000 Pelle Pelle Flow. Continuing his sporadic series of tribute tracks, the Wrecking Crew MC has turned his sights towards Capone-N-Noreaga’s sophomore release, The Reunion, as well as paying homage to that whole era of early-00’s street rap. The production comes from C-Lance and NotForgotten, who sent Zilla the beat due to its similarities to the sort of banger you would have heard at legendary NY club, The Tunnel, back in the day. You can stream the track below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Premiere – Zilla Rocca: 2000 Pelle Pelle Flow”
Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca return with a new video for their Grift Company debut, Billy Batts, which emerged from the streets of Philly back in March. The video was made by Bob Sweeney for RLS Video. The Grift Company EP is available now via the Wrecking Crew.
Following on from the excellent Billy Batts single last month, Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca with the full Grift Company EP. More of the same grade A lyricism, rugged production and criminal themes run throughout, with a couple of surprises thrown in the mix. The Zero’s Yours, produced by El Carnicero, sounds like it could have been a lost beat from Leftfield’s first album and ELUCID makes a typically dope appearance on the closing track, Philly Crime. Production comes from Zilla, Ray West and Kitech. You can stream the EP below and downloads are available from the Wrecking Crew store. Continue reading “Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca: Grift Company EP”
A bit of Monday morning menace from Wrecking Crew members Curly Castro and Zilla Rocca – aka Grift Company. The duo have dropped off a hell of a loosie in Billy Batts, which is named after one of Gotti’s closest associates, in keeping with the crew’s ongoing themes of criminality and gangster references. The track is produced by Zilla Rocca. You can stream it below and you can download it over on the Wrecking Crew Bandcamp. Continue reading “Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca: Billy Batts”
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”
The homies over at Grown Up Rap recently premiered the new video from the Career Crooks album. The track is called Steve Martin and finds Zilla Rocca and Small Pro on point as ever, as with the rest of the album. Good Luck With That is out now on URBNET.