In light of Nas’ “Behind the Music” special and his recent string of stellar singles, Zilla Rocca breaks down the brilliance and maddening contradictions of the street’s disciple. You can check out Zilla’s own impeccably executed raps here. If you’re reading this, your relationship with Nas has probably been bumpy over the years. You’ve made […]
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Such is the strength of this record that Zilla Rocca had to break his hiatus to write this column.  Marcberg, the debut album from Roc Marciano, feels like Tical. You’re transplanted into the room that spawned the album. Tical sounded like a hazy basement in Staten Island, blood-shot eyes, half empty 40 bottles filled with […]
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There’s no right way to write about your friends’ music. Gush effusively and you look like a fawning cheerleader. Ignore it and you do a disservice to the people that should matter the most. That said–conflict of interest aside–The Slow Twilight is not only one of the finest indie-rap records of recent vintage, but it’s […]
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Zilla Rocca has never attended a conference for stuttering children, though he lives by Big Pun’s credo that even if you stutter, he will still sh…sh…shit on you. Good friends and fans of The Passion and Clap Cowards, I feel like we’re family—you can borrow my Murs CD and never give it back, I can […]
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After a long hiatus spent attempting to assassinate Blake DeWitt and blogging at Clap Cowards, Zilla Rocca has returned. If you have yet to hear his excellent new mixtape, Bring Me the Head of Zilla Rocca, download it here.  I can assure you that it is better than anything Charles Hamilton and Asher Roth will ever do […]
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  Zilla Rocca brings you Day 2 of Lil Wayne week. Stay tuned for tomorrow where we’ll discuss his dental records, what television programs he Tivo’s and his favorite breakfast foods (omelettes, one egg short.)   Anytime I go to a hip hop show or a DJ night or a cookout held by people who […]
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Zilla Rocca once held a Backstreet Boys CD in the palm of his hand. It was directly after taking it out of the grasp of a knocked-out shoplifter. So what if it was a 13-year old girl, she was a thief. It was revealed last week that Lou Pearlman, the “mastermind” behind the Backstreet Boys […]
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Zilla Rocca’s chief problem isn’t too much rapping, but rather too little stunting like his daddy.  As someone who loves, loves, LOVES lyrics and rappin’ and bars and spittage and darts and verbal dexterity, it occurred to me the other day that rappers today rap way too much. I have a few theories as to […]
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Zilla Rocca also does a mean cover of “Play That Funky Music, White Boy” I started my day here at “work” as I do any other day: keeping the lights off, drinking some Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappuccino, and cruising the internet until my eyes open and I can be “productive.” I go to AllHipHop.com first […]
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Now that Zilla Rocca and U-God Zilla have joined forces, the planets shall align and miniature golf scores shall plummet.   U-God is probably one of the most interesting MC’s in Wu-Tang. And by interesting I mean “not very talented.” He had that scene-stealing verse on “Da Mystery of Chessboxin” (you’re welcome, Brandon Soderberg) but he […]
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