Zilla Rocca: Full Spectrum 2 (feat. Has-Lo and Open Mike Eagle)

It was a collaboration that was likely bound to happen, but if bringing Philly’s Zilla Rocca and Los Angeles’ Open Mike Eagle together for a show I put on last February in Phoenix helped hasten the process, then I’m proud to have played some (very) small part in the birth of this jam. “Full Spectrum … Continue reading Zilla Rocca: Full Spectrum 2 (feat. Has-Lo and Open Mike Eagle)

New Zilla Rocca (feat. Has-Lo): Full Spectrum

In the dead of Phoenix summer, when sweat trickles down body parts unknown, I typically stick to three colors for clothes: white, black and plaid. (Pro tip: Generra Hypercolor is a big mistake.) Fashion was never really my forte anyway. I strive for boring and functional – I’m content so long as I have a … Continue reading New Zilla Rocca (feat. Has-Lo): Full Spectrum

I Used to Love H.E.R.: Zilla Rocca

The 37th installment of I Used to Love H.E.R., a series in which artists/bloggers/writers discuss their most essential or favorite hip-hop albums and songs, comes from MC/producer/writer Zilla Rocca, whose first solo project, Bring Me the Head of Zilla Rocca, was released Sept. 23 (a mixtape to which I give my highest recommendation). He’s also … Continue reading I Used to Love H.E.R.: Zilla Rocca

Q&A: Open Mike Eagle talks hip-hop in Uganda, 4NMLHSPTL and the misery of the letter C

Like listening to his albums, conversations with Open Mike Eagle tend to be enlightening, thought-provoking and pretty damn hilarious. The L.A.-based emcee is due for a big year: After headlining our Friday bonanza at Hidden House as part of the Desert Viper tour with Has-Lo, he’ll head to Uganda for three weeks on a hip-hop … Continue reading Q&A: Open Mike Eagle talks hip-hop in Uganda, 4NMLHSPTL and the misery of the letter C