In case you thought Roach Gigz was going to take a break, you're dead wrong. This San Francisco representing, Bay Area die-heart is just starting to pick up steam in 2011. You probably heard his second mixtape Roachy Balboa 2, and you might have caught his MTV2 Sucker Free interview just last month, but he's been staying busier than ever and with two recent sold out shows alongside Too $hort and his upcoming New York City debut this Sunday, April 24th and Highline Ballroom, Roach is excited to announce the release of a brand new project, the Bitch I'm A Player EP dropping this May. This EP's entire production was handled by C-Loz, a frequent collaborator responsible for producing the fan favorite "Can I Rap" in addition to countless other Roach songs, and sports such features as Lil' B, Husalah, DB The General, and long time comrade Lil' 4-Tay, daughter of Bay legend Rappin' 4-Tay and also one-half of the duo B.I.G. which she and Roach formed back in high school.
The first single off this EP is the aptly named, "F A Chorus" and, spoiler alert, there's no chorus; once Roach gets his charismatic, bouncing flow worked up it doesn't stop until the beat goes silent. And, as with other chorus-free past favorites such as "Can I Rap" and "Respect It," the mission is clear for Roach: Try as you might, you're just not as good as he is, and you probably never will be. Or as Roach puts it, "I'm just making it clear to the male and female bitches around the world that I'm a player."
All fans in the Tri-State area should be sure to swing by Highline Ballroom this Sunday, April 24th for Roach Gigz' debut NYC performance, taking the stage alongside Kreayshawn, Andre Nickatina, Roxy Cottontail, and more. For more info and to buy tickets, please visit: For more info and to buy tickets, please visit: the Highline Ballroom website
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Selected as one of 106 KMEL's Top 10 Freshman Rappers of the Bay Area, 21-year-old San Francisco native Roach Gigz has gone from virtually unknown to one of the hottest artists on the West Coast in just four years. Born and raised in the Bay Area Roach was conceived in Nicaragua during the Contra and Sandinista war. His father was a supporter of the Sandinista Liberation Front and has never lived in the United States but Roach's mom moved to California and raised him as a single mother. Needless to say his upbringing was very complex so being a white rapper in a predominantly Black and Latin dominated business is not an issue for Roach.
"I'm just being myself and I think my fans see that. It ain't about race; it's about the music."
Named after a combination of the character Roach from the movie Next Friday and his high school days dancing skills, Roach Gigz first gained local fame with close friend Lil 4Tay as one half of the group Bitch I Go (B.I.G.). Now, with two successful mixtapes under his belt Roach is currently preparing his debut album, tentatively titled Therapy Sessions, which is scheduled to be released this fall. The album is shaping up to be a very personal one. Roach says the music will touch on the ups and downs of his life from the struggles he's been through growing up in the Bay to the birth of his newborn son.