Video: Roach Gigz – “Vertigo”

Roach Gigz Announces New Free Album, Roachy Balboa III, For July 25 Release; FADER Premieres Album’s First Video



Critical Praise for Roach Gigz:

“The funniest rapper working” –The New York Times

“Here’s to the new age of rap. And Roach Gigz. Who is awesome.” –The FADER

The Video:

Roach Gigz‘s newest track “Vertigo” may leave your head spinning. The Bay Area lyricist lets loose a dizzying verbal barrage as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge morphs and melds behind his calmly braggadocious flow. Roach recognizes the bridge’s iconic status, and muses that it is representative of the Bay Area’s place in hip-hop: “The Golden Gate Bridge is the most well known symbol of the Bay Area there is. So shooting my video in front of the bridge shows pride in what I represent and lets the world know that I’m not, and my region is not, going anywhere.”

Roach’s mission to show his pride does not detract from his more playful side. Infectious, fun absurdity abounds on “Vertigo,” and he makes clear that his upcoming album Roachy Balboa III, which he will release on July 25th, will be full of the same spirit: “My underlying message is music should make you feel good, and this music makes me feel good.”

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FADER premiered the video, read more here:

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Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Roach Gigz.

Roach Gigz Background:

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, 24-year-old 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. To date, Roach Gigz has garnered well over five millionYouTube views, amassed over 70,000 Fans on Facebook, and has over 18,000 Followers on Twitter. 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.


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“Wasabi (Live)”:

“Going Off”:

Hot Air Balloons & Cinnamon Sticks:

“Make It Happen”:

“Straight Gin”:


“Big Fat Beat”:

“Drugs (Remix)” Ft. Danny Brown & DB Tha General:


“Got ‘Em Like (Styrofoam Cup Session)” Remix (Prod. By Zodiac):

“F A Chorus”:

Bitch, I’m A Player

“Stupid” ft. Husalah & Lil B:

“Drugs” ft. DB The General:

“Wild Child”:

“MTV2’s Sucker Free”:

“MTV2’s Sucker Free Preview Clip”:

“The Dopest 2”:

“Syrup Thighs”:

“Black & Orange”:

“Can I Rap”:

DaVinci, Roach Gigz, San Quinn, Big Rich & Cellski – “Black & Orange” SF Remix:

Young Gully feat. Roach Gigz – “What If”:

“Goomba Pimpin/Kirplunk”:

“Magic Gas”:

“Respect It”:

“Pop Off”:

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: