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

https://soundcloud.com/zillaroccanoir/zilla-rocca-feat-premrock

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Wrecking Crew x PremRock live at Yule Prog 7

Zilla Rocca vs. Clams Casino
“On the Freak Beat”

Zilla Rocca & PremRock vs. Odd Nosdam
“Never Tell Them You’re a Rapper

Curly Castro
“The Colored Water Fountain”

Zilla Rocca & Curly Castro vs. Zavala
“Vernon Maxwell

Curly Castro
“Blood on Blood Converse”

Big shouts to Warren Britt for the cinemas

 

Wrecking Crew x PremRock x DJ Halo on Shots Fired Podcast

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For their latest episode of errant gunfire, Nocando and Jeff welcome Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, and Prem Rock for a discussion on Philadelphia hip-hop, noir-rap, their “otherground collective” and the occasional reggaeton digression.

In addition, Nocando and Jeff talk about what they did for New Year’s and pour out a little hummus for James Avery of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and Benjamin Curtis of The Secret Machines.

Wrecking Crew x Premrock Announce The Roland Bishop Memorial Tour

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That’s right – Wrecking Crew (Zilla Rocca & Curly Castro), PremRock, and DJ Halo will be flipping switches and eating fish tacos on a west coast run stretching from San Francisco to New Mexico and right back to Sin City where coolers go to thrive. The Roland Bishop Memorial Tour — if you want respect, you gotta EARN IT!

Universal Magnetic: World Around Records Podcast Episode 1

Here is the first ever World Around Records podcast. Hosted by yours truly. New and exclusive music from Man Mantis, Dr. Quandary, Algorhythms, myself, and more. East coast art hop. Instrumental banquet bangers. Gorgeous hangmen melodies.

Tracklist:

Oomya – Man Mantis
Full Spectrum (Man Mantis Remix) – Zilla Rocca feat Has-Lo
Waterworld – JMega
Nothing (Am Breakups Remix) – Premrock feat Cavalier & DJ Addick
M.O.P.E. – Ambassadeurs
Die Everyday – Himero Yoshiteru
Benevolent Shadow – Dr. Quandary
Precious Little Time – Algorhythms
The Warnings – David Axelrod
Vienna – Dr. Quandary & Zilla Rocca
The Cost (Y?Arcka Mix) – Has-Lo

Listen now at Mixcloud