Premiere – Zilla Rocca: 2000 Pelle Pelle Flow

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”

Career Crooks: Thieving As Long As I’m Breathing (Stream)

Philly duo Zilla Rocca & Small Pro – aka Career Crooks – return with a new musical selection, following on from their 2017 debut, Good Luck With That. Strong lyricism, production and criminality still reign supreme on what is ostensibly a remix album, but with some fresh material also thrown in. There are remixes from the duo themselves, as well as some other gems from Fresh Kils, DJ Manipulator, and Rolled Gold Beats to name a few. The album is out now on URBNET and you can stream it in full below. Continue reading “Career Crooks: Thieving As Long As I’m Breathing (Stream)”

Career Crooks: Crook With a Deal

Zilla Rocca and Small Pro are returning with their second album next month, the follow-up to their collaborative debut, Good Luck With That. The Philly duo recently revealed the first instalment from the album, when they dropped the single, Crook With a Deal. You can stream the track below and you can pre-order the album here. Thieving As Long As I’m Breathing is due out on URBNET on 14 June. Continue reading “Career Crooks: Crook With a Deal”

Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca: Grift Company EP

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”

Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca: Billy Batts

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”

PremRock & Fresh Kils: Poet’s Payday

PremRock & Fresh Kils brightened up these cold climes with a surprise EP this week. Poet’s Payday has been put together while the duo are on tour and the result is seven strong tracks, ranging from the light air of Somebody Up There, to the electronic bombardment of Fentanyl. There are some nice features too, with billy woods dropping in on the aforementioned Fentanyl, Zilla Rocca bringing his a-game to Bad Sign and Ice Tha one making an appearance on Time, Change. Poet’s Payday is available to stream below and you can grab a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “PremRock & Fresh Kils: Poet’s Payday”

Zilla Rocca: ’99 Triple 5 Soul Flow

Fresh Philly flavour, with a retro feel, as Zilla Rocca takes it back once again with ’99 Triple 5 Soul Flow. This is the follow-up to last year’s ’98 Avirex Flow and both are precursors for ’96 Mentality, which is one of a number of releases that the Noir Hop MC is blessing us with in 2018. ’99 Triple 5 Soul Flow is produced by Disco Vietnam and is available to stream below. You can also grab a download over on the Three Dollar Pistol Music Bandcamp. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: ’99 Triple 5 Soul Flow”

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”