The name Zilla Rocca should be familiar to the hard core blog readers, as he has taken his Beat Garden Entertainment label, his group Clean Guns, and his own witty as hell writing on his own blog, and turned himself into a sensation of sorts. I’ve been a fan of Zilla & Nico’s brand of hard edged, guitar twinged beats for the longest time. It reminds me of something I would make if I had an once of musical talent. It’s noise in the utmost purest of forms. Zilla does it again, ala Britney, and brought back the sound, on his new mixtape Bring Me The Head of Zilla Rocca. I even dare say that he has a few sultry soulful ditties as well mixed in. His new mixtape is a self described tribute of sorts to Paul’s Boutique, and is so jam packed with cut and pasted tasty samples that there is no way they could clear them. So what did the Zilla one do? He released it as a free mixtape. Something that y’all should pay attention to and check it out. It’s been getting play from me the past two days. Now, if someone could just get the head of Zilla Rocca, life would be good again. Be on the look out for more from Zilla and Beat Garden in the very near future on WYDU
From Beat Garden….
Beat Garden Entertainment is proud to present the first solo offering from Official Joey Fatone impersonator ZILLA ROCCA! Today marks the release of his mixtape Bring Me The Head of Zilla Rocca, a 22-track rap excursion into the mind of the MC/Producer/Blogger who loves rhymin’, women, and sneakers he can’t afford.
With production handled mostly by Zilla and Beat Garden in-house producer extraordinaire Alex Wood, Bring Me the Head is essential listening for fans of Redman’s Whut? Thee Album, Beastie Boy’s Paul’s Boutique, and Ghostface’s Pretty Toney Album–a loose, funky hodgepodge of battle raps, musings on strip clubs, falling for older women, and reflections on the city of Philadelphia.
Crafting the mixtape like a full length album with samples we could never clear, Zilla went bonkers with it–check the classic Marvin Gaye Trouble Man break on “Cup Runneth Remix” featuring Nex Millen chopping the beat live on the turntables. “All Feast, No Famine” featuring ASK? and MAGr is a breezy ride over Dorothy Ashby’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” And the straight up beat jacking of mixtapes past is present here with Zilla unleashing hell on tracks by DJ Premier, RZA, DJ Babu, Kanye West and J Dilla.
Guests on production include Griff (RhymeCity Records), Evolve One (“The Prelude” from No Beast So Fierce) and Nex Millen (Nuthouse, Respect the Culture), who also did cuts on 5 tracks. On the mic, you’ll hear Zilla putting it down with Beat Gardeners Nico the Beast, Triple Nickels, and ASK? with help from Reef the Lost Cauze (Army of the Pharoahes), 2ew Gunn Ciz (YBME/iStandard), Slim DSM, MAGr (Break Bread Projects/All City Dublin), SUP, and Mally from the 612.
Zilla Rocca – Bring Me The Head of Zilla Rocca
Tomorrow, Wednesday Sept 24, you can catch Zilla on G-Town Radio’s The Rec Show from 8pm-10pm. This will be the third time Beat Garden has kicked on The Rec, and we always have a blast, so make sure you tune in at www.gtownradio.com and hit them up on AIM (gtownradio) or by phone with questions, comments, and car notes for Zilla and company.