Flawless Hustle: Stay Flawless Compilation OUT NOW!

One week after the good folks at Flawless Hustle dropped the lead single “Cantstandya” featuring Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and NYC buzz artist Sene, the entire compilation is upon us.  And Beat Garden is well represented! 

Click the here for the full tracklisting, plus you’ll be able to stream each joint.  Us and the homies are represented on these joints:

“Phil Jackson aka Winning Time” (prod by Zilla Rocca)-Al Mighty f/ Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo

“Shark Shit” (prod by Mute)-Al Mighty

“Eviction Notice” (prod by Barry Bombsqad)-Curly Castro

“These Words Here” (prod by Has-Lo)-MAGr

“52 Bars” (prod by Zilla Rocca)-Zilla Rocca

GO GET EM!!!

Shadowboxers Invade the Top 100 of 2009 (again)

Artwork by Objektiv One

The EP is coming y’all…

Until then, two more Shadowboxer cuts made the Top 100 tracks of 2009 at the almighty conglomerate that is Bloggerhouse

The #29 hip hop song of ’09 is “No Fury (Zilla Rocca Remix)”, which is the first cut off the upcoming Broken Clocks EP.  You can download the track for free via Bloggerhouse.  The #15 song of ’09 is “Bottomfeeders (Small Professor Remix)”, which you can stream in its entirety and download it (for $1) at the official 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers Bandcamp page, where you can also stream the entire The Slow Twilight LP and read lyrics, interview outtakes, and more.

Pics from Mic King’s Album Release Party 12/11/09

Al Mighty

Al Mighty & Zilla Rocca

Has-Lo

Mic King (Formerly iCon the Mic King)

Mic King

All photo by Liz Padova.  Check out the full gallery here

And check out the new Mic King and Chum group album Flavor Aide,  a breath of fresh air in the world of self-serious indie hip hop.  Anyone else paying homage unironically to Fresh Prince and new jack swing?  Nada.

Beat Garden Among The Top 50 Hip Hop Songs of 2009

Passion of the Weiss unveiled it’s annual Best Of year end list.

MAGr (Al Mighty & Distant Starr) placed at #50 with their standout cut “Laminated Looseleafs” featuring Blu of the album No News is Good News5 O’Clock Shadowboxers came in at #31 with the recently visualized “High Noon”.  And Zilla Rocca contributed write-ups to cuts by M.O.P. and Blakroc featuring Raekwon.

Check the list here.

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: zillarocca@gmail.com

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!

Curly Castro “Summer of ’77”

 

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Photo by ShotGun P. (Perry Lassin)

If you haven’t seen Curly Castro rock a show in Philadelphia and beyond this year, you obviously are holed up in the crib freebasin’ Ambien–sitting and sleeping!

 

Download “Summer of ’77” from the coming Curly Castro & DJ Ambush mixtape Phatman & Likkle Bwoy via Rock the Dub