Latest Track From Roachy Balboa 2 Provides Strong Concept and Development
As the January 4th release date of Roachy Balboa 2 inches ever closer, Bay Area emcee Roach Gigz continues to leak tracks off the forthcoming free mixtape. The latest in the series of leaks is "Hold Up" and features a guest spot from Oakland's own J Stalin, who has stayed busy by releasing more than four albums worth of material in the last year, including the lauded Prenuptial Agreement on SMC Recordings.
This latest single features the rapper's signature high-energy delivery but, much like with his last leak, "The Dopest 2" the beat is more electronic and less pervasive than those featured on the original Roachy Balboa. The song also contains a strong narrative based around the driving factors behind one's need for wealth and financial stability that climaxes in a hook, sung by Roach himself, and lines like, "We all chase the same thing, vain dreams/ If your money talks, I'mma make mine scream," while also injecting anecdotes "Trust goes missing/ Do it for the love, don't do it for attention/ Do it for your blood, don't do it for the leeches/ They don't got your back/ When you're trapped, they're speechless." With this track, Roach has assembled a strong concept, guest spot, and strong verses, all showcasing the depth and development of his skills as an emcee.
Roach Gigz' Roachy Balboa 2 will be released January 4, 2011.
Here is a new joint by Killer Mike protege SL Jones who is signed to Mike's Grind Time Rap Gang.
SL Jones was recently heard on "Trapped Out", the lead single by Atlanta guru DJ Holiday. The record also featured Pill, Yo Gotti & Waka Flocka Flame. Today, we debut a new SL Jones solo joint titled "Hit A Lick." No word what project this is off so just enjoy it for now and know that SL Jones is hard at work on a new project.
THE "MASTER CLEANSE [EP]" has now been made available for FREE DOWNLOAD at WWW.MASTERCLEANSE.BANDCAMP.COM!!! 11 Mastered Tracks featuring Rebel Diaz, Navegante, Explosión Suprema, El Tipo Este (de Obsesión), Kalae All Day, and more!
"Charlie and I decided to make the project available for free because the issues addressed in our songs are pressing and need to be heard. Master Cleanse has to do with the idea of cleansing ourselves from our masters or oppressors. We do not believe money should stand in the way of that. Thank you to those of you who did purchase the EP and supported online. We are currently working with an array of other dope artists to complete the second half of Master Cleanse. Keep your third eyes open!" -INTIKANA *** MUSIC VIDEO WITH NAVEGANTE FOR "ARIZONA" COMING SOON...
Navegante and Intikana have teamed up to release a powerful song entitled "Arizona" (also on the Master Cleanse EP) addressing the SB 1070 Law and immigration. The music video was filmed on the rooftop of RDAC BX with Dasic Fernandez's 70 by 12 Foot "No Human Being Is Illegal" Mural as the back drop. Video scheduled to release soon.