Prince Paul // Ladybug Mecca // Rodrigo Brandão // Don Newkirk
Drop New BROOKZILL! Single
“Mad Dog In Yoruba” w/ Mass Appeal
“A culture smashing collective” – Rolling Stone
“With so many brilliant music minds in the fold, there’s a whole lot to look forward to in the months ahead” – OkayPlayer
“Equal parts Latin American funk and classic hip hop.” – Mass Appeal
ATTN NYC: BROOKZILL! 9/14 @ SOB’s
Presented by Mass Appeal / Tickets
Fusing old-school New York hip-hop with the sounds of Brazil, the new culture-smashing collective BROOKZILL! drops its second single “Mad Dog In Yoruba” today as part of an in-depth conversation about the project with Mass Appeal in anticipation of the group’s first-ever live show Wednesday, September 14th at NYC’s SOBs.
“Mad Dog In Yoruba” is a no-holds-barred party jam born of the urban summer, Made for cooling off in the spray of city hydrants as the water hits steaming asphalt or late nights on city rooftops dancing under stars and city lights, the track is a true dancefloor joint and instant party starter. The track features iconic Brazilian singer Fafá De Belém and cutting-edge Brazilian duo Metá Metá (Kiko Dinucci and Thiago França). It follows lead single “Saudade Songbook (feat. Count Bass D)” which is currently charting on Spotify’s Viral List + making moves on HypeM.
Listen To “Mad Dog In Yoruba”:
Comprised of legendary hip-hop artists Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, Gravediggaz, De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School), producer Don Newkirk (De La Soul, The Dix), MC Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets + Grammy Winning daughter of Brazilian jazz musicians), and Brazilian MC Rodrigo Brandão (Gorila Urbano), BROOKZILL! traces Hip-Hop’s future with its far-reaching past, exploring the sonic and cultural connections between the Afro-Brazilian and rhythmic rituals on the debut LP Throwback To The Future out October 7th via Tommy Boy Ent.
In addition to the principal players, Throwback To The Future includes myriad guests such as Del The Funky Homosapien, Count Bass D, Kid Koala, Mr. Len, & Brian Jackson and a host of Brazilian artists including Fafá De Belém, Fafá De Belém, & more.
Ten years in the making, recorded in five cities across two nations and two continents, BROOKZILL! is an international family of four core artists and myriad collaborators who’ve joined forces to become one.
For a taste of what to expect on the upcoming debut album, be sure to catch BROOKZILL! live in NYC on 9/14 at SOB’s for their first-ever live show! Tickets are available for purchase here.
Listen: “Mad Dog In Yoruba”
BROOKZILL! (L-R): Don Newkirk, Rodrigo Brandão, Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca
Photo Credit: Cognito of Frolab