3. Roach Gigz pop quiz The SXSW2011 popolio pop quiz interview domination on this countdown concludes. San Francisco-based hip hopper, Roach Gigz, takes the Year 3 Number 3 spot with his SXSW pop quiz. This is the sixth overall and now highest and final SXSW 2011 pop quiz entry on this countdown. Roach Gigz joins Canada’s BRAIDS at Number 30, Australia’s the Jezabels at Number 23, Japan’s Peelander-Z at Number 21, ATX’s own, Quiet Company, at Number 20, and Mexico’s She’s a Tease at Number 19 .
Houston-based, the Niceguys, offer a nice mix of hip hop beats and rap lyrics that defy expectations and entertain the masses.
The Niceguys play a 21+ show at the Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street) next Thursday, March 17, 2011, starting at 8:50 PM.
March 12, 2011
Name: The Niceguys
Debut Release: The Show (265, Self-Released)
Release Date: September 28, 2010
This, That, or the Other 1. Underground OR Mainstream? Mainstream 2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? BOTH 3. Studio OR Stage? Stage
4.Spirituality OR Hedonism? Roman Catholicism 5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Know the right time for each.
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6. Music is my disposition.
7. I’m musically inspired by life.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been an unwritten song by The Niceguys.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Batman.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Good Clothes, Good Music, and Niceguys.
Short Answer 11. I make music because: I’m supposed to be. 12. I want my fans to: Trust me. 13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be: I don’t have it all figured out. Just mostly figured out.
14. Wild Card! Everything is a fight. 15. I want my musical legacy to be: Like no other.
Editor’s Note: Need to rework question Number 8, but since the first song Niceguys member, Ives Saint, ever memorized was Nas’ “The Message,” that’s the video I’m choosing for them.
Listen to “Good Shepherd” from the Niceguys’ debut, The Show. Click on the cover to go their official blog.
Like the Joker, San Francisco-based rapper, Roach Gigz, is a master madcap, harboring a sardonic mind and killing it with his skills.
Roach Gigz plays 21+ shows at the Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street) next Thursday, March 17, 2011, and Nuvola (105 E. 5th Street) next Friday, March 18, 2011, both starting at 9:50PM.
March 8, 2011 UPDATE: Coincidentally, MTV featured Roach Gigz with an interview on their MTV2Sucker Free Countdown on Sunday and, yesterday, we kicked off our SXSW pop quizzes with Roach Gigz! Watch the Sucker Free video. If THE REAL popolio was Twitter, we’d be trending.
This, That, or the Other 1. Underground OR Mainstream? Understream 2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Both, I wanna’ make money of my visions. 3. Studio OR Stage? Studio 4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Spirituality 5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? All three at the same time…If I had to pick one it would be make love.
Fill in the Blank 6. Music is my wife.
7. I’m musically inspired by my thoughts and Mac Dre.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been a tale of drugs and growing upby Roachy Scorzaazii.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be your daddy.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to __________________, __________________, and __________________. (OR Not) That will never change.
Short Answer 11. I make music because: I love to hear my voice coming out of other people’s cars. 12. I want my fans to: Love my music and understand how thankful I am for them.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be: Left Blank 14. Wild Card! I’m addicted to the taco truck by my house. 15. I want my musical legacy to be: I want to be great.
Editor’s Note: I appreciate Roach Gigz creativity and humor, but since he did not choose an actual music video for Number 5, I chose one. Because of his appreciation for Scorsese, here’s Nas’ “Street Dreams,” which pays homage to Casino.
Listen to “Hold Up” featuring J Stalin from Roach Gigz’ latest release, Roachy Balboa 2 Mixtape. Click on the cover to go to his official site.