WORLD PREMIERE! 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers “High Noon” video

Directed by Zilla Rocca
Produced by Curly Castro
Filmed and edited by Jimmy Giambrone
Co-starring Nico the Beast, Jawnzap7, and Liz Padova

Taken from the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers LP The Slow Twilight


Tonight We Celebrate The Life of Domenic Zarrella Jr.

Tonight is the most important event in the history of Beat Garden: the Benefit for Domenic Zarrella Jr aka Baby Beast.

If you cannot make it out tonight and still would like to make a donation, please email Zilla Rocca for more information:

We appreciate all of your support! See you tonight!

Trailer for The Benefit for Domenic Zarrella Jr aka Baby Beast on Nov. 28

Beat Garden would love to see everyone come out and support not only Nico the Beast and the caveat of outstanding artists on the bill, but to show love to the entire Zarrella family.

See you November 28th!

Jimmy Giambrone: The Kid Stays in the Picture

Beat Garden’s in-house video ace Jimmy Giambrone just wrapped up another high profile video.  A few weeks after banging out Jakk Frost’s latest visuals, Jimmy banged out the video for Sean Price’s “Figure Four” off his Kimbo Price mixtape.

Check out the pics from the video shoot at

In related Beat Garden news, Jimmy finished up the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers video for “High Noon” last week and is gearing up to Speilberg a few more with the cornucopia of Beat Garden releases coming out before 2010!

Here’s a quick refresher on what the kid already has in the can:

Jakk Frost “Do You Hear What They Say”

Nico the Beast in the studio

Zilla Rocca f/ Nico the Beast “Raw to the Floor”

Live Freestyle Session From Yadidox HQ: Nico the Beast, MAGr (Al Mighty + Distant Starr), Toke Jones

Nico & Shadowboxers Crack The Top 100

Nico mic

Photo by Jimmy Giambrone

SB shadow hat

Photo by Jimmy Giambrone

Two of the three Beat Garden releases this year, Nico the Beast’s mixtape Dinner is Served and 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers LP The Slow Twilight, have made the list of the Top 100 Hip Hop Releases of 2009 So Far…by the esteemed blogger(house!) conquistador Dart Adams via Posionous Paragraphs!

Head over to Poisonous Paragraphs to check the entire list!

You can (STILL!) grab Nico’s mixtape, featuring Reef the Lost Cauze, Kre Forch, Stress the White Boy, and the entire Beat Garden fam for free in the right column!  And you can head over to Nico’s Reverb Nation page to stream new and classic joints while he finishes up the highly anticipated LP The Beast Within.

You can stream the Shadowboxers album and DL it over at Bandcamp!

November is already lining up to a GREAT month for BGE live shows!  Check the listings, y’all!

Shadowboxers Press

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Photo by Liz Padova

“One of the best hip hop releases of the year”–Austrailian hip hop mag SCENE.  Skip ahead to pg 39

“If you enjoy a listen that pushes the envelope as Hip Hop continues to evolve, then what Zilla Rocca and Douglas Martin have offered up is right up your alley.”–Bloggerhouse

In other Shadowboxer news, we’ll be wrapping up the video shoot for “High Noon” tomorrow with Jimmy Giambrone of Dangerous In Public.  If you’re a fan of seedy motels, vicious sex vixens in lingerie with a score to settle, and grown men getting shoved into trunks, this one’s a winner!  Stay Tuned

You can stream The Slow Twilight along with the single “Bottomfeeders (Small Professor Remix)” from the upcoming Broken Clocks EP here

Shadowboxers Press

Passion of the Weiss album review

No Trivia write-up and interivew with Douglas Martin and Zilla Rocca

Pop Matters album review

UK Hip Hop mag HHC Digital has the top 5 favorite indie rock albums of Douglas and Zilla

Download album outtake “No Fury (Zilla Rocca Remix)” at 2 Dope Boyz