Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Roach Gigz Follows Last Year's Hit Mixtape with 'Roachy Balboa 2,' Keeps Sense of Humor

Posted By on Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM


Last year's Roachy Balboa mixtape from Roach Gigz was not only one of

the best Bay Area releases of the year, it was one of the best hip-hop

projects in general. Wasting no time in 2011, Roach is back today with Roachy

Balboa 2, the follow up to the original.

If you liked the codeine flows, booming drums, and seamless transitions of

the first installment, you'll probably find yourself nodding your head to

Roachy Balboa 2 as well. And of course, Roach Gigz hasn't lost his

sense of humor at all. His punchline-heavy rhymes are as sharp as ever. The

only difference this time around is that the production has more of a

sample-based approach, as opposed to the synthed-out mayhem of the last

mixtape. So if you haven't checked out Roach yet, now's a very good time to start.

Mixtape: Roach Gigz -- Roachy Balboa 2

Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Adrian Covert @adilla, and like us at

  • Pin It

Tags: , ,

About The Author

Adrian Covert


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"