Machine Gun Raps: Portishead’s “Machine Gun” (Zilla Rocca Remix)

According to Portishead producer Geoff Barrow, the group’s latest jaunt was purely influenced by old hip-hop: “Public Enemy, Marley Marl, EPMD, Flying Lotus and Madlib. So it...
By    May 7, 2008

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According to Portishead producer Geoff Barrow, the group’s latest jaunt was purely influenced by old hip-hop: “Public Enemy, Marley Marl, EPMD, Flying Lotus and Madlib. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Zilla Rocca decided to go in over III’s lead single, “Machine Gun.” The result is dazzling, a fast and furious stab over the beat’s cold industrial drums and Beth Gibbon’s ethereal banshee wail. Or as Rae so aptly put it on “It’s Yourz: “machine gun raps for all my n—z in the back.” Y’know the kind of stuff to listen to while rocking a fly jersey in the summertime, god.

Download:
MP3: Zilla Rocca-“Machine Gun Remix”
MP3: Portishead-“Machine Gun”

Video: Portishead-“Machine Gun”

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