Rocky Rivera

100-Word Review: Rocky Rivera’s ‘Gangster of Love’

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Getting to know the Bay Area emcee through her latest album.

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Rocky Rivera – “No Love” Video

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The Bay Area scenery behind looks calm and peaceful but it's a strong contrast to Rocky Rivera's aggro stance on her newest cut "No Love.

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Bambu Ft. Rocky Rivera – “Rent Money” Video

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It wouldn't be unreasonable to expect some strand of dark political lingo from Bambu when hitting play on one of his records but right from opening horns of "Rent Money," this one's a curve ball.

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Rocky Rivera Feat. Irie Eyez – “GRLZ” Video

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All The Beastie Boys ever really wanted was girls.

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Rocky Rivera Feat. DaVinci – “SF City Retrospect” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rocky-riveria">Rocky Rivera</a> teams up with another San Fran-based emcee, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/davinci">Davinci</a>, to pay homage to their respective neighborhoods in the City by the Bay.

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Rocky Rivera Feat. Raka Dun – “Girl Like Me” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/rocky-rivera-trick-habit-video"> The dancehall contract that Hip-Hop signed seemingly expired ago in favor of watered-down reggaeton, but Rocky Rivera is revamping the vibe just in time the days of summer, shade and Sangria. This jam can be found on her <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/the-12-most-slept-on-hip-hop-albums-of-2010">self-titled debut</a>, and all the love spread in the video is straight from the heart of the Golden State.

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Rocky Rivera – “La Madrina”

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Last March, Rocky Rivera stood bold and true for Women's History Month by personifying <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/03/notable-quotable-rocky-riveras-heart">three of history's most illustrious heroines</a> (not to mentioning creating the first entire song to be featured for a Notable Quotable).

TiRon

Let A3C Now Begin

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After weeks of buildup, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/2010-a3c-hip-hop-festival">A3C</a> is set to kick off tonight & we'll be hosting our West Stage with performances by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/a3c-artist-spotlight-tiron">TiRon</a>, Diz Gibran, El Prez, Rocky Rivera, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/ayomari-i-wanna-journey-video">Ayomari</a>, Pac Div, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/a3c-artist-spotlight-davinci">DaVinci</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/a3c-spotlight-surf-club">Surf Club</a> and a whole bunch of other folks.

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Rocky Rivera – “Trick Habit” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-rocky-rivera"> Much to the chagrin of cheating Alpha males across the globe, Rocky Rivera and her pack of maneaters have a license to ill over unstable relationships. Still pumping life into her <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/review-of-rocky-riveras-rocky-rivera">eponymous debut album</a>, the video for "Trick Habit" stands as masterpiece theater in present-day Hip-Hop's hallowed video standards.

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The Week That Was: The RIP Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/lebron-dunks-on-james-johnson"> -- <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/rapper-guru-of-gang-starr-dies">Guru's</a> passing put a damper on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/420">4:20</a> and perhaps added incentive for countless fans to "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvHJQQyRmjI">Take Two And Pass</a>" with his spirit in mind.

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“Complex” – Review Of Rocky Rivera’s Rocky Rivera

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/tss-presents-smoking-sessions-with-rocky-rivera"> Despite the Internet taking down the archetypal levies that kept aspiring rappers from getting heard, females haven’t gained much traction. On top of that, the few females who do break through fill the same sexpot roles vacated by their predecessors. Meanwhile, their male counterparts have been afforded the luxury to branch out (if they have the cojones) stylistically. Unfazed by these seemingly rigid guidelines, Bay Area femcee <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rocky-rivera">Rocky Rivera</a> aims to succeed on her own terms.

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The Week That Was: The Where’s “Under Pressure”? Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/dr-dre-confirms-single-with-jay-z-detox-setfor-2010"> I know you spend a lot of time in the studio Dre, but what's up?  By your appearance at <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/dr-dre-confirms-single-with-jay-z-detox-setfor-2010">Fenway on Sunday</a> to peddle your headphones with Jimmy, I'm pretty sure you didn't think yesterday was April 1st did you.

SMOKING SESSIONS

TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Rocky Rivera

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Despite the increased opportunites to be heard through the microphone, the world still endures a dearth of female rappers and fans that will lend them an ear to be heard.

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Notable Quotable – Rocky Rivera’s “Heart”

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We don't get enough edutainment in Hip-Hop anymore.

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Rocky Rivera – “Feelin’ My Shhh…”

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First of all, condolences are in order.

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EyeAsage – “MRSHMLO” Video

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Directed by Mikhail Shapiro As women continue to become an endangered species in Hip-Hop, few keep the faith that there will ever be ladies worth checking for in their iPods.




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