Roach Gigz (@RoachG) – Pu$$y Magnet Feat. @Kreayshawn (Directed @MarcusMizelle)
Bay Area Emcee Gives Glimpse Into A True Player’s Holiday For The Second Release Off Of Upcoming Roachy Balboa III
Young emcee Roach Gigz has a certain indescribable charisma that draws the listener toward his light-hearted, dexterous lyrical style and devil-may-care demeanor. Judging by his newest video, this charisma has a pretty clear effect on the ladies. Posted up with a blue sky behind him, feet in the swimming pool, and a red cup in his hand, the California rhymer matter-of-factly spits game about his legendary stature with the opposite sex: “Believe me, I ain’t never met a broad who said it wasn’t cool.” Buddy and fellow Left Coast rapper Kreayshawn backs up his claims as she floats in the middle of the pool, recommending that his certain kind of magnetism should lead you to “put him on the fridge.”
“Pu$$y Magnet” is the second peek at Roach’s upcoming Roachy Balboa III, which will be released as a free download on July 25th. The album includes features, in addition to Kreayshawn, from Iamsu!, Clyde Carson and Kool John, with production from Nick Catchdubs, DJ Two Stacks, P-Lo, C-Loz, and more. In Roach’s eyes, the project demonstrates what makes him stand out: “I think the whole project separates me from the pack honestly. I might rap about some of the same shit everybody enjoys, because I am human too, I just do it cooler.”
Hailed by The New York Times as “The funniest rapper working” and selected by 106 KMEL as part of the radio station’s inaugural Freshman 10 class, San Francisco native Roach Gigz has become of the Bay Area’s brightest young stars, covered by outlets like Pitchfork, FADER, XXL, MTV2 Sucker Free, mtvU, and many more. Heavily influenced by Mac Dre and the homegrown hip-hop scene that permeated the Bay Area during the 2000s, Roach has taken a similar approach to his music, telling everyday tales, comical but always true-to-life. Roach Gigz first gained local fame with close friend Lil 4Tay, as one half of the group Bitch I Go (B.I.G.), and since has released two successful Roachy Balboa mixtapes and a debut EP, Bitch, I’m A Player. Now, following the release of Roach’s 2012 album, Bugged Out, and a national tour in 2013 opening for Andre Nickatina, Roach will release Roachy Balboa III, the latest installment in his acclaimed Roachy Balboa mixtape series. Roachy Balboa III will be released for free download on July 25th.