If you’re familiar with New Japan Pro Wrestling, then Rocky Romero is already someone you’re well acquainted with. For those of you not in the know, he’s a longtime tag team specialist and the occasional face under the mask of Black Tiger, a legacy gimmick once held by none other than Eddie Guerrero. And as long as we’re comparing him to other wrestlers, he’s got something in common with John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and Tyler Breeze… he performs his own theme song.
Not only is he the vocalist on “RPG Vice Theme,” but he produced the track himself. And now, Romero is branching out into the hip-hop world even further. Yesterday, Romero released Six Trees Vice, a ten-track album available on his Bandcamp page. Wondering about the title? Don’t worry, he’s got you covered.
Roppongi Vice brings a strange brand of music with this collection of songs dubbed “Six Trees Vice.” Confused? You should be… Roppongi in Japanese literally translates to “Six Trees.” Get it now?
Look at that, you just learned some Japanese! Don’t ever let me catch you saying that wrestling never did anything for you. As the description implies, both Romero and his tag team partner Trent Baretta are featured on the album. It’s all very straightforward, synth-heavy hip-hop, which is okay when you consider that Rocky is probably busy devoting most of his time to the pursuit of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles. Tracks include “K.O.S.S.” (an obvious shout-out to Shinsuke Nakamura), “Dustin’s Song” (a mournful salute to Chuck Taylor), and a remix of “RPG Vice Theme” featuring verses from MVP and Kenny King.
Six Trees Vice is available now on Romero’s official Bandcamp for a minimum of six dollars, but you have the option of pitching in more or buying tracks individually. If you were around for my first posts on With Spandex and you checked out Ultramantis Black’s album, you should know how the whole Wrestlers On Bandcamp thing works.