Zilla Rocca & The Shadowboxers drop the Roc Marciano assisted single "Young Blood," produced by Has-Lo. This single will be followed up with the April 9th release of "Stormy Monday," featuring both The Kid Daytona and Has-Lo, in promotion for their forthcoming LP, <b>'No Vacation For Murder.'</b>
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Over rugged production by <b>Has-Lo</b>, Zilla raps on the hook, "The blood of the young makes the world go round/ But young bloods are gunning us down/ They want to live forever, they want to get it now/ They want to do it right, they never know how."
And Roc Marc adds on with his own vivid and tragic tale of a young dude from around the way trying to get his in the streets, rapping, "He's a loner, purple haze aroma like a stoner/ No diploma, sippin' Coronas and bi-polar/ Trying to take the block over, older n****s from a block over/ Got the word now they out to knock his block over." It's definitely real in the field, youngin'.
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• Either as a solo artist, in Wrecking Crew, or with his collective The Shadowboxers (formerly 5 O'Clock Shadowboxers), <b>Zilla Rocca</b> has released a mixtape, an LP, and 4 EP's to much acclaim, since 2008. His releases have checkered Best of the Year lists in the LA Weekly, Scene Magazine (Australia), HipHopDX, Philly Weekly, Passion of the Weiss, WXPN 88.5 FM (World Cafe Live!), and many more.
• Zilla Rocca's collaborative homage to Wu-Tang Clan, <b>Wu-Tang Pulp</b>, alongside Has-Lo and Curly Castro as the Wrecking Crew, was named the #10 Best Mixtape of 2012 at HipHopDX.com. To boot, the first video "Scallops," was co-signed by Slug (of Atmosphere).
• The Shadowboxers are a continuation of Zilla's self-proclaimed "Noir Hop" style, which consist of hardboiled rhymes entrenched in slang, sex, crime and betrayal, with the city of Philadelphia as the midnight watcher.
• His 2009 LP with the Shadowboxers, <b>The Slow Twilight</b> was featured on the homepage of MySpace Music, and warranted online features from URB.com, 2DopeBoyz, Potholes In My Blog, The Smoking Section, Pop Matters and Metal Lungies, among others, and was named the #45 Best Hip Hop Album of the 2000's by Passion of the Weiss.
• Zilla's latest full length effort with The Shadowboxers, <b>No Vacation for Murder</b>, features Roc Marciano, Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo), Has-Lo (Mello Music Group), Curly Castro (Man Bites Dog Records), and Open Mike Eagle (Fake Four Inc/Hellfyre Club).
• Zilla has previously collaborated with <b>Starkey</b> (Planet Mu), <b>Reef the Lost Cauze</b> (Army of the Pharoahes), <b>Elucid</b> (Lessondary Crew), <b>Dylan</b> (Freak Recordings/Therapy Sessions), <b>L'Orange</b> (Jakarta Records), <b>Silent Dust</b> (None60 Records), <b>Has-Lo</b>, <b>Curly Castro</b>, and <b>Small Professor<b> (Coalmine Records).
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