I respect the road Roc Marciano has taken. The former Flipmode role player paid the proper dues, and over the past few years has built a legacy in the underground as one of the last champions of rugged rap. After breaking out on “Cake” with his crew The UN on Pete Rock’s Petesrumentals he has gone on to release a handful of mixtapes and highly praised guest spots with the likes of Marco Polo and The P-Brothers. He seems to make concise and meaningful steps, shunning the current trends and means people go through for attention. Put it this way, Google his name and you won’t find much but mention it to a hardcore Rap head and you’ll get a wealth of knowledge.
With his official debut Marcberg dropping May 4th, and a vinyl EP-recursor dropping on April 20th, a few leaks have surfaced, namely “Snow” and “Raw Deal.” Granted I’m not scouring the NY streets, but I haven’t heard anything like this in a hot minute. From the drum programming to the loops filtered through blunt dust, the sound is undeniable. The rhymes fit the music; minimally descriptive with a cold delivery and dead serious in its intent. You hear it and know everything about it is correct. No flash, just rap and I’m never mad at that.
Two heavy links in a truck chain.[audio:http://www.snapdrive.net/files/630962/Roc%20Marciano%20-%20Snow.mp3%5D
Download — Roc Marciano – “Snow”[audio:http://www.snapdrive.net/files/630962/Roc%20Marciano%20-%20Raw%20Deal.mp3%5D
Download — Roc Marciano – “Raw Deal”