Watch Yo Asses, Rock Is Back In The Roll!
Black Boy Rockin’ It, are the world’s rockinest mofos. This outfit out of San Francisco, CA is a sonic blend of alternative, funk, dirty blues, thrash metal and even punk rock, combusted into one frenetic sound, reminiscent of Hendrix, Alice in Chains, and The Clash, with a healthy dose of funk thrown in for good measure. Their highly-unique yet familiar sounds have attracted an enthusiastic audience to date. While BBRI’s music was solely written and performed by Miguel Vargas on his last album, “Real Raw,” the newest offering, “Three The Hard Way,” welcomes Mike Milazzo (bass), Ashon Sylvester (Drums), and Fabiano Rizzi (drums) into the melting pot.
BBRI was conceived by Miguel “Miguelito” Vargas. No stranger to music, Miguelito began his musical endeavors in the then-burgeoning thrash metal scene that spawned legends such as Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Exodus. Miguel’s musical interests then lead him to hip-hop, a genre that was still in its infancy.
Unleashing a steady stream of music under the moniker “M-16,”, Miguel soon charted in Source Magazine, and had a hit single, “A Meaner, Rougher Nation,” debut on the top of a college radio playlists. Subsequently, his intense, street-wise, and politically-charged material gained steady rotation alongside such noted artists as Public Enemy, Ice cube, KRS 1, and Rakim.
From hip-hop to blues to funk, BBRI’s “Three the Hard Way” now takes on alternative and punk. From its seething guitar to the pumped up vocals, plus the incredible bass prowess of Mike Milazzo, tracks such as “Shut ‘em Up” and “I Know” pay homage to the high-energy punk days of the old, while keeping a tight rhythm that guarantees to rock your socks and make your body move.