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Monday, December 13, 2010

Roach Gigz Drops 'The Dopest 2' To Remind Us He's About To Be a Big Deal

Posted By on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Roach Gigz: The next big Bay deal?
  • Roach Gigz: The next big Bay deal?
Roach Gigz: The next big Bay deal?
To all those in San Francisco (and the Greater Bay Area), I get it. You were

too entranced by the based flows of Lil B to find room for any other Bay

Area rappers this year. That's completely understandable, because Lil B is

both rare and legendary. But you should all know that the next big deal in

Bay hip-hop lives in your backyard, and his name is Roach Gigz.

Roach's last mixtape, Roachy Balboa, packed side-splitting punchlines

and turf-pounding beats into a one-hour ode to weed, codeine, and hip-hop.

It had more polish than most rappers' studio albums. Now, gearing up for the

early 2011 release of Roachy Balboa 2, the Fillmore rhymespitter

blesses us with the first track from the project, appropriately titled "The

Dopest 2."

While Roach trades in his normal, upbeat, rubbery drums for drugged-out

synths on "The Dopest 2," his relaxed flow and wordplay remain intact

(he's on that cuban style, they still on Black and Milds). Meanwhile,

the spacey, C-Loz-produced beat glitches and stutters in all the right

places, never interfering with the words of Roach. So in 2011, make it a

resolution to show Roach Gigz some love and download Roachy Balboa 2.

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