Zilla – Book of Trill EP
Out of all the Southern acts that get shine (and apparently run New York), Zilla has gotten lost in the mix, despite releasing one of the best EPs of the year with Book of Trill. Taking another page from the smart rapper book and whittling down his project to five exquisite songs, Zilla’s new EP packs a stronger punch than any long-winded mixtape could.
UGK is the most obvious progenitor of Book of Trill (in name and sound), but R&B contributions from Big Pope and Joi Tiffany give it a more sensual feel and the catchy “Erry Witcha Way” might have some potential to gain a larger crowd. With six tight songs, Zilla trims the fat off of this flawless EP and leaves zero room for error.