While there’s no word yet on when Zack de la Rocha’s post-Rage Against the Machine
solo album will be released, fans can expect to hear the lyricist next
month collaborating with Blackalicious.
De la Rocha is one of several guests on Blazing Arrow, the major-label debut from the San Francisco rappers, due April 30.
Others joining Chief Xcel and the Gift of Gab are roots rocker Ben Harper,
Cibo Matto’s Miho Hatori and beat poets Saul Williams and Gil Scott-Heron.
Blackalicious filmed the video for the record’s first single, “Make You Feel
That Way,” in Los Angeles last month. Shadow, a former labelmate at
Solesides who contributes on the song, Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples all
have cameos in the clip.
De la Rocha is expected to release his solo album this year. Dan “The
Automator” Nakamura and ?uestlove have produced tracks (see “
De La Rocha Solo LP Dangerous, Scary” ).