While Roach Gigz puts the final touches on Roachy Balboa 2, the follow up to his highly acclaimed mixtape released earlier this year, he’s already started to release music from the new project, scheduled for release before the end of the year. First came videos for “Pop Off” and “Can I Rap,” and just as each of those tracks served to show off a different element of Roach’s lyrical abilities, so does this latest track, “Syrup Thighs.”
What initially sounds like a love ballad turns out to be an extended metaphor that Roach flips throughout the new track. “It’s a play on how much I like Syrup,” says the San Francisco rapper. “It’s a love triangle; at one point I loved Promethazine Codeine, but once I discovered Dextromethorphan, we became a much better fit for each other.” Atop Young Remedy’s smooth, pad- and synth-filled beat, Roach laces lines like, “It was love at first sight/ And if she ever left, I would never get right,” while dropping subtle hints throughout with lines like, “I drink her with my Sprite/ I’m thinking that she might/ Make me fall into a coma/ I’m a dog for her aroma.” For Roach, who admittedly has slowed down on his intake since making this song, the message is clear. “Don’t do drugs,” says Roach. “They’re almost as dangerous as women.”
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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.