Kosha Dillz shares Top 10 @BottlerockNapa things
“I still get all the heys and miss yous at this festival,” writes rapper extraordinaire and marketer Kosha Dillz. “Not only have I gained 3 pounds hanging out with the world’s top culinary chefs on the Williams-Sonoma stage, but I think it’s safe to say that I’ve made some of my best progress in the world of cooking. music while being here.”
“Could this be the best weekend ever? Yes. Not only did I get to see the best music ever, but I got to play the best shows with my team, and we got as much press as possible to prove it.
Top 10 Things @BottlerockNapa
- Shabottlerock has arrived – Our nice surprise happened three times in SF Chronicle. [Here . 2nd time Here and lastly HERE in best of Bottlerock]. It was a last minute idea from our guy Tom Hoppa, who helped me and my Shabottlerock partner, Adam Swig, bring it to fruition. They saw what we did with Matzahchella at Coachella, but that was the first time we got it on an actual stage against campgrounds or an activation location such as Vans Warped Tour with our “Punk Rock Shabbat”. back in 2018.
- I played 4 sets during a 3 day festival. – In fact, I played more with after-parties (2 official ones, plus one with irritation and Ron Artis II like Bottlerock Night) I literally played 7 times I think.!! OH! Honestly, I’m pretty bad about it. I don’t think that happens at festivals where there are so many plays, but it has helped me increase my social footprint as the opening act of the festival, which only happens for the most great in many other places.
- The VIP stage – This show was one of the best stages because it was like an attentive Sofar Sounds show, with a lot more people and a party vibe. I caught the best time at 2:30 on day 1 because everyone was ready to get pumped up and they weren’t hungover yet. I think there should be more VIP stages at festivals because this area likes to stay VIP so they can see a full show. During the fests, we bounce a lot.
- The Outside Lines – I shouted at everyone in the queue outside and the TV crew came over and covered my show.
Since the Truly stage was so close to the street, I took 10 minutes before stage time to announce outside when the doors opened late. The TV crew ran to my show and covered it. The promotion is working!
- Chef’s time – We got to hang out with great chefs like Adam Ray, Andrew Zimmern and Adam Sobel and of course Adam Swig of Value Culture. I have to grow the community of chefs mixed with non-profit organizations in the bay.
- Exchange of goods – I wore an Iration shirt on stage and the Micah, singer of Iration wore my pickle socks. It’s a family story. Nice to live in a world where we carry each other’s merch band, yah?
- I saw Pink do a circus act live – She was on stage in the air and did everything by singing every note perfectly.
I never thought I would ever see an act do something like this. I saw pyro. I saw lasers. But I’ve never seen an artist leave the stage and fly away in the middle of the festival while hitting every note of the song.
- So many doped people – I’ve met so many doped artists likeand Saint JHN and Royal and the Serpent and Tessa Violet and mad motherk, and see also The Wailers and Ana Tijoux do 1977.
- Mount Westmore aka all the rappers I grew up listening to were on stage at the same time. Ice Cube. Too short. E 40 Snoop Dogg. A perfect 10. We literally convinced them to let us watch from the elevated VIP box above the stage, and while watching the show, I noticed that Snoop Dogg was also watching the boxing match on a Macbook Air.
- The local after-party with Hot Milk – I played an after-party with my crew and the British band Hot Milk happened to dance with us in downtown Napa at Be Bubbly. This was one of the highlights of Napa, given that we had an international moment in a local city. I aspire for things like this to happen everywhere in my life, and I also aspire for Hot Milk to become massive.
Additional Credit: People Magazine covered the festival and the photos are crazy. (Yes. They photographed me!)
Additional credit: I had written an article about how epic it was to perform on a side stage (JaM Pad) on the September edition of Bottlerock Napa. Since then, I’ve made huge strides in my own career with songs and videos going viral to work on and actually being booked for the festival, including becoming a cast member of MTV’s Wild N Out! (which I announced on stage at the festival.)
Kosha Dillz Ia New York-based rapper who crushes street freestyles to the point where he’s amassed 30 million social media views and also been recovering from addiction for nearly 18 years. (even at wine and food festivals!) He made an appearance at Coachella this year and also raps outside of festivals until they book him inside. He recently collaborated with Madison Square Garden after they caught him rapping in the pouring rain during the Rangers playoffs.
Listingen to his album here produced by Grammy nominated Sam Barsh