Video: Roach Gigz – “Against The Law”

West Coast Rapper Pulls of Mobster-Style Bank Robbery in Video from Roachy Balboa III mixtape


Critical Praise for Roach Gigz:

“The funniest rapper working.” – The New York Times

“Roachy Balboa 3…is another strong tape brimming with Roachiness: rich writing, funny/sad jokes, rubbery Bay Area beats.” – Pitchfork

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

The Video:

Today, Roach Gigz drops the video for the latest single off of his mixtape Roachy Balboa III. The visual (his seventh from this project,) for “Against The Law” shows Roach living out the fantasy of pulling off a bank heist and escaping to a faraway beach with the girl of his dreams. Armed with production by P-Lo of HBK Gang that includes ringing bells, glitchy high hats and bark-like shouts, the video shows Roach and his little cohorts don vintage mobster outfits and guns to overtake a local bank, John Dillinger-style.

Roachy will be heading out on his Keep It Lit Tour with Husalah featuring Marlow, Pac B, Remedy, Bobby Brackins, and DJ Skimask. The tour covers the west coast starting October 11th in San Francisco and ending in San Diego on November 9th. Roachy Balboa III, which features Iamsu!Kreayshawn, Clyde Carson and production from Nick Catchdubs , Jay Ant, Nima Fadavi and more, is available for free download or streaming on Soundcloud.

Watch the video on YouTube:

Download/stream Roachy Balboa III:

Tour Dates:

10/11 – Slims – San Francisco, CA

10/17 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

10/18 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

10/19 – Senator Theater – Chico, CA

10/25 – The Pheonix – Petaluma, CA

10/31 – Studio 7 – Seattle, WA

10/30 – Roseland (Peters Room) – Portland, OR

11/1 – The Center – Spokane, WA

11/7 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA

11/9 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA

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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 PitchforkFADERXXL, MTV2 Sucker FreemtvU, 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 million YouTube 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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“Against The Law”:

“Crack A 40” Ft. Kool John:

“Boss’d Up”:

“It’s Lit” Video:

Roachy Balboa III

“It’s Lit” Ft. Iamsu!:

“Goomba Circus” Ft. Pac B & Marlow:

“Pu$$y Magnet” Ft. Kreayshawn:


“Wasabi (Live)”:

“Going Off”:


“Big Fat Beat”:


“F A Chorus”:

Bitch, I’m A Player

“MTV2′s Sucker Free”:

“MTV2′s Sucker Free Preview Clip”:

“Black & Orange”:

“Can I Rap”:

“Goomba Pimpin’/Kirplunk”:

“Magic Gas”:

“Respect It”:

“Pop Off”:

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: