Never Tell Em You’re a (T)rapper

Artwork by Jus-FCA

Artwork by Jus-FCA

“Everyone loves rap but no one loves rappers” — that’s the ultimate truth of the universe. Zilla Rocca & PremRock spread the sorry gospel on stages from Oakland to New York on the original song “Never Tell Em You’re a Rapper” taken from the Neo Noir mixtape. The OG version was a beatjack from Odd Nosdam of Anticon. The remix is straight from the trap courtesty of longtime Three Dollar Pistol colaboratorJason Griff, but the sentiment is the same – you can crank the BPM’s but you can’t shake the stigma of “yes yes y’all” in the real world.

“With hand claps, rolling toms, and other signature trap tropes, Griff’s remix raises the energy bar on the original. Prem and Zilla still dissuade against the career path, at least while it’s a part-time hobby, but Griff’s remix title also acts as valuable advice since snitches lurk everywhere.” – Impose Magazine

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60 Minutes of Murder: Neo Noir Mix

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Premiering at Do Androids Dance, the introductory mix to Zilla Rocca’s newest champagne bath Neo Noir Mixtape, the first mixtape from the healthy criminal in 5 years available on cassette (limited pressing) starting October 29, 2013. This mix is a rabble rouser of knuckle busters that inspired the creative process behind Neo Noir Mixtape. All frosting, no cake. You can read the full interview here 

Tracklisting:

1. Mr. Hill “Feeling Fine”
2. Silent Dust x Zilla Rocca “Massive”
3. Dabrye feat Guilty Simpson & Paradime “Special”
4. Elucid “Whirlwind Thru Cities”
5. Mexicans With Guns feat. Freddie Gibbs & Bun B “Highway to Hell”
6. Starkey feat Zilla Rocca “Drowning Venice (Airtight Refix)” EXCLUSIVE
7. CRS “Us Placers”
8. Dirty Beaches “Lord Knows Best”
9. Cotton Jones “Gotta Cheer Up”
10. The Beatnuts feat Tony Touch “Cocotaso”
11. Shabazz Palaces “Barksdale Corner”
12. Mos Def “White Drapes”
13. Starkey “Paradise (Rudi Zygadlo Remix)”
14. A$AP Rocky “Suddenly”
15. Flying Lotus feat Blu “GNG BNG (MeMix)”
16. Roc Marciano “Poltergeist”
17. Zilla Rocca vs. Javelin “2 Dollar Lunches feat Has-Lo” (TAKEN FROM NEO NOIR)
18. Why? “Against Me (Amp Live Remix)”
19. Green Lidget Position x Curly Castro “Teenager”
20. Dylan & Kitech feat Zilla Rocca x Elucid x Curly Castro “Philly Crime (Kitech’s Trip Hop Remix)” EXCLUSIVE
21. Four Tet “Angel Echoes”
22. Raekwon “Never Can Say Goodbye”

 

Dewey Decibel x Zilla Rocca “Museum Pass”

Artwork by Dewey Decibel

Artwork by Dewey Decibel

Coffee shops. Trader Joe’s. Museums. Three places to capture a hot tamale that’s brunette, booksmart, and bowling for big thrills.

Don’t feel awkward — it’s always when you’re not looking that you stumble upon from a doe-eyed dame with legs and brains that never quit. Leave the bars and the clubs for the turnstile types. Get your museum pass right here from Dewey Decibel and Zilla Rocca from their upcoming EP How To Make It in Philadelphia, dropping this fall via Bold New Breed & Three Dollar Pistol.

 

Silent Dust feat Cloudeater x Zilla Rocca x Curly Castro “Machina”

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“It’s the summer, and it’s festival season – go do you. You need something to come home to, right? Luckily, the duo known as Silent Dust have given away the perfect track to turn in to. This low-key, downtempo affair is known as “Machina,” and not only features the perfect vocal from Cloudeater, but two of the Philly Wrecking Crew lyricists Zilla Rocca and Curly Castro make an appearance. Zilla and Castro are no strangers to bass music, as they’ve put out a number of bits with the likes of Starkey, Dylan, and many others, and their addition to this electronic hip-hop beaut is necessary. This isn’t for the turnt up; this is for the tuned in.” – Do Androids Dance