Good Luck With That

by Career Crooks

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    releases May 19, 2017

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Corrupt Novelist [feat. DJ Manipulator]
Least Important Most Important [feat. DJ Manipulator]
Mike Milligan (Kitchen Brothers) [feat. Curly Castro, ALASKA, and My Man Shafe]
Angel Dust (Leak Brothers 2) [feat. Defcee]
Rocca Luminous [feat. s.habIB and PremRock]
Diamond Cutter Sutra
Lipstick Itch
Cold Ten Thousand
Clock's Ticking
Dock Street Suspicions
Newlywed [feat. Dewey Bryan, MaLLy, and PremRock]
Steve Martin [feat. DJ Manipulator]
We Say Peace



Career Crooks consists of long time Wrecking Crew collaborators Zilla Rocca, and Small Professor. Steeped in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s Career Crooks coupled street smart blue collar futurism, with a modernist approach, launching them to the level of current luminaries like KA, Roc Marci, and Westside Gunn. "Good Luck With That" is the cross-section of hip hop’s fascination with its early days, while still touching on all of the cultural touchstones of current times.

Before signing with URBNET for this project, Zilla and Small Professor were individually active and engaged within the indie and underground scene, regarded as veterans in their element. Their monumental contributions have garnered them much deserved respect and recognition.

Zilla has released numerous albums on his own imprint, Threedollarpistol Music, and via World Around Records. He has been featured in numerous heavy hitter publications such as Huffington Post, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, LA Weekly, Philly Weekly and Complex. Small Professor has continued to develop to his impressive “Jawn” series catalogue, which collectively spans nearly seven years. He has also worked with Coalmine Records on his 2013 project with Guilty Simpson.

They have recorded, collaborated, and shared the stage with a veritable selection of “who’s who” artists of indie music such as, Mount Kimbie, Shlohmo, Open Mike Eagle, PremRock, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, AG, DJ Revolution, Blueprint, Von Pea, Elucid, Stik Figa, Mega Ran, Statik Selektah, Roc Marciano, Geechi Suede of Camp Lo, The Kid Daytona, doseone, billy woods, L'Orange, Lushlife, Uncommon NASA, Starkey, Black Sheep, B Dolan, Mega Ran, Nocando, POS, The Dopplegangaz, K Flay, Astronautilus, Armand Hammer and Rob Sonic.


Career Crooks is the culmination of the longtime collaborative relationship between Zilla Rocca & Small Professor. “Good Luck With That" is the kind of brilliance that could only be born out of that specific type of familiarity. Small Professor’s production is the spiritual cousin of RZA’s work on “Cuban Linx" at times, harnessing the moody atmosphere that breathed life into that project, but simultaneously feels like twilight in Philadelphia. An undeniable declaration of one’s own art.

Zilla takes the mood set by Small Pro and runs with it, dropping a seamless combination of stream-of-consciousness raps intertwined with expert story telling. The combination is a mesmerizing originality that taps into the feeling that we all had when we first fell in love with the form.

"Good Luck With That" features an array of guest appearances from, PremRock, DJ Manipulator, Curly Castro, ALASKA, My Man Shafe, Defcee, s.habIB, Dewey Bryan, and MaLLy. While each artist contributes texture to the flavor, it is the team work between Zilla and Small Pro that really makes the project cook.

With "Good Luck With That", Career Crooks are placing their stamp on the modern rap renaissance. It is a perfect and vital addition to the genre, and it deserves your attention.


releases May 19, 2017



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