One Of The Bay's Top Rising Talents Kicks Off New Year With The Follow Up To Roachy Balboa
Critical Praise for Roach Gigz:
"Here's to the new age of rap. And Roach Gigz. Who is awesome. - The FADER
Roachy Balboa is one of the most energetically fun rap records released this year. - Pitchfork
Selected as a member of 106 KMEL's (the biggest Bay Area hip-hop station) Freshmen Class of 2010.
With 2010 still a recent memory, Bay Area favorite Roach Gigz is kicking off 2011 in high fashion, releasing his highly anticipated new project, Roachy Balboa 2. The mixtape is the follow up to Roach's highly lauded project, Roachy Balboa, released last year, and like its predecessor contains all original production. Closing 2010, Roach released a handful of singles and videos from RB2, including fan favorites "Pop Off" and "Can I Rap," among others, and with the 18-track project being released today as a free download, fans can look forward to a number of new singles and videos from the project going forward, as well as a limited-edition physical release of Roachy Balboa and Roachy Balboa 2 together in one double-disc package.
While Roachy Balboa worked in showing off Roach's more lighthearted side and highlighting the rapper's abilities on the mic, Roachy Balboa 2 shows a progression in the San Francisco native's style. Tracks like "The Moment," which features fellow rising Bay Area talents Young Gully and Marlo, deals with the murder of Oscar Grant and subsequent sentencing of police officer Johannes Mehserle. Elsewhere, Roach continues to show off improved song writing with tracks like "The Dopest 2," Roach's biggest anthem to date, and likewise, for fans who loved tracks like "Respect It" on Roachy Balboa, tracks including "Can I Rap" continue to show off Roach's ability to craft rapid-fire, take-no-prisoner lyrical barbs with unmatched skill.
Griffen, an artist from Chicago who was recently signed to Scarface's Facemob Music label just dropped his new mixtape, "Engleworld Vol.1". Today, we drop a single off the tape titled "Patriot Games." Produced by Bionik, one listen and it's no surprise why a pioneer like Scarface wanted Griffen on his roster.
Brand new exclusive track... Rick Ross ft Drake - Made Men. This was supposed to be on "Ashes To Ashes" but didn't make it in time. Here it is!! Its a BANGER!!!! http://www.mediafire.com/?yx773h7p5r3pxe1 .
FEAT. AKIR x K-BETA x J-$CRILLA x KOKAYI x MAIMOUNA YOUSEFF "EXCLUSIVE ALBUM AVALIBLE NOW ON iTUNES, AMAZON, ETC"
Inner Loop Recording artist and CEO of the HD Life movement, Laelo Hood has been paving his lane in the D.C. Hip Hop scene for over a decade and is now preparing to take his movement global with his second full length album entitled "F*ck The World," a direct reflection of Laelo's world over the past few years.
"F*ck The World" includes a bevy of collaborations with supremely talented artists such as Akir, K-Beta, XO, Kokayi, Maimouna Youseff and more. The production credits include J-$rilla, Bad Abbot, DJ Soundtrax, Theory, just to list a few. With its soulfully epic sounding production and thought provoking lyrics this album is sure to win Laelo the hearts and ears of thousands across the globe. Happy New Year!!!
01.) Fuck The World (Produced By DJ Soundtrax) 02.) Nah Joe (Produced By Hec Dolo) 03.) Where I Belong (feat. X.O. & Alison Carney) (Produced By Coldboy) 04.) Hooked On You (feat. Maimouna Youseff) (Produced By Decompose) 05.) Fooling Myself (Produced By Bad Abbot) 06.) Trust Nobody (feat. Muggsy Malone) (Produced By Bad Abbot) 07.) Where'd I Go Wrong (feat. K-Beta) (Produced By Coldboy) 08.) Family Ties (feat. Midian) (Produced By J-$crilla) 09.) I.L.S.O. (feat. T.E.F.L.O.N & Sketch) (Produced By Grussle) 10.) The Crucible (feat. The Package & Kokayi) (Produced By Theory) 11.) Concrete Jungle (feat. Draus & K-Beta) (Produced By Theory) 12.) Assassin (feat. Akir & Mr. Hawkins) (Produced By Decompose) 13.) Blood On The Walls (Produced By Soulful) 14.) Take A Hit (feat. Bear Witnez) (Produced By Kobiyashi) 15.) High (feat. Jai Blazin & Claudette Monet) (Produced By Terry B) (Bonus) Cool (feat. Pro’Verb & Lyriciss) (Produced By Slimkat & Draus)