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Roc Marciano & Alchemist Remind What Great Hip-Hop Sounds Like (Audio)

Roc Marciano and Alchemist continue to drop their 45 Craft Singles and decided to reach into the vault and release another. It's hard to conceive of a more cinematic duo than the Hempstead, Long Island MC spitter and Southern California producer and their latest is just further reinforcement of that... Read more

Roc Marciano Speaks To B-Real About His Upcoming Album With DJ Muggs (Video)

In the last month, Long Island, New York MC/producer, Roc Marciano, released his fourth album, Rosebudd's Revenge. Coming from the former Flipmode Squad member's own Marci Enterprises label, the effort makes a new level of independence to a nearly 20-year veteran of the music industry. That album features Brownsville Ka... Read more

A.G. & Roc Marciano Spit Ice Cold Flows Over A Warm Soul Record (Audio)

From completely different parts of New York City, A.G. and Roc Marciano are both MCs who favor grit, image-driven raps, and deadpan deliveries that still evoke visceral street scenes. The D.I.T.C./Showbiz & A.G. MC teams with The U.N. alum for "Red Apple Kings," a seamless to Bronx to Long Island... Read more

Cormega & Roc Marciano Flex Rugged Flows With No Filter (Audio)

From Queensbridge to Hempstead, Cormega and Roc Marciano represent that old New York City. Both MCs have been able to stay fresh and innovative, while always tapping into the sounds and the maneuvers of the 1980s and 1990s. Their music has bravado, street-wise sensibility, and a slickness that's hard to... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Cam’ron vs. Jadakiss…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

Grafh Makes One Of His Hardest Joints In Years, Alongside Raekwon & Vado (Audio)

Grafh has been a New York City street Rap mainstay for more than a dozen years. Backed and supported by folks like Chaz Williams and Black Hand Entertainment as well as DJ Kay Slay, Grafh has had trusted ears and power-players in his corner. On "Walk In New York," Heads... Read more

A-Villa’s Great Lineups Continue, With Action Bronson, Roc Marciano & Willie The Kid (Audio)

Half of the M.A.R.S collective (Roc Marciano and Action Bronson) join yet another Alchemist affiliate, Willie The Kid on "Live From The Villa." The track is the latest three-man all-star lineup by Chicago, Illinois' A-Villa. This track goes extra hard, and certainly cements Villa's rep for making engaging tracks with... Read more

Jim Jones Releases the Stream for We Own the Night Pt. 2 (Album Stream)

Jim Jones has released the stream for his 9-song album, We Own the Night, Pt. 2. The project features guest verses from Jadakiss, Yo Gotti, Hell Rell, Cam'ron and more. Jim and Cam haven't had the smoothest road, but over 15 years later, the Dipset stars are still being diplomatic... Read more

Apollo Brown Gives The Perfect Visual Illustration For His Latest Roc Marciano Link (Video)

Apollo Brown's beats are just so grim. The Mello Music Group mainstay has this amazing ability to create a frigidness on the track, even in the dead of Summer. For "Lonely & Cold," his latest link with Roc Marciano, Brown hit the parks for a street-stuck journey in gritty black... Read more

Cam’ron & Nicki Minaj Show Why Movin’ On Up Ain’t So Bad (Video)

Less than 24 hours after the audio premiere of "So Bad," featuring Nicki Minaj and Yummy, Killa Cam'ron hits Heads off with the video. Featuring some real estate exchanges between Nicki and Cam, this song shows how both mainstream-embraced lyricists may've started at the bottom, but they're now living large... Read more

Catch Animated O.C., A.G. & Roc Marciano In DJ Skizz’s Dope Visual (Video)

Last year, veteran New York City radio DJ Skizz released B.Q.E., a compilation-style LP, featuring a plethora of NYC lyricists. This underground favorite continues to make noise a year later, as Skizz and Soulspazm Records continue the looks. For the D.I.T.C./The U.N.-look "Light Years," a Futprnts Workshop-produced animation features portraits... Read more

Roc Marciano & Apollo Brown Link Again For That Grim Apocalyptic Flyness (Audio)

As O.C., Ghostface Killah, and Kool G Rap have all sounded extra-crispy on Apollo Brown tracks, perhaps one of the tightest fits has been Roc Marciano. Marci's nostalgic delivery, bygone images of street codes and fly attire complement the Detroit, Michigan-based producer's dusty loops, vocal samples, and hissy presentation. Following... Read more

Roc Marciano Fits Snugly On A Cold To The Bone Apollo Brown Beat (Audio)

Mello Music Group's Apollo Brown lines up with regular label affiliate Roc Marciano for "Lonely & Cold." The bonus cut from Thirty Eight lives up to its name as the Detroit, Michigan mainstay producer/member of The Left links with the U.N. veteran, in his latest in a series of top-shelf feature spots.... Read more

After 35 Years In Hip-Hop, DJ Kay Slay Brings Papoose, Vado & Ransom To Illustrate His Present-Day Definition (Video)

If ever you've watched the film Style Wars, you know that DJ Kay Slay's roots in Hip-Hop run deep. Back when he was an Uptown train-bomber (with paint, that is) named "Dez" to his days winning back at Justo's Mixtape Awards, The Drama King brought as much love for the... Read more

Vado, Prodigy & Chinx Drugs Kick Some Cocky Raps Over An Old Eagles Record (Audio)

Vado is gearing up to release his We The Best Entertainment debut. The Harlem veteran teams up with The Coke Boyz' Chinx Drugs and Mobb Deep's Prodigy for "Zoo Muzik." The cut looks at the animal instincts and animal ambitions (word to 50 Cent) of the streets. P raps "The... Read more

Ever Heard Roc Marciano’s Early Gems With Pete Rock & Large Professor? Listen To The U.N.’s U.N. Or U Out (Album Stream)

Tomorrow (April 15th), Fat Beats Records is re-releasing The U.N.'s one and only album R U.N. R U Out? Roc Marciano's early group (with Mike Raw, Dino Brave and Laku) was backed by none other than Carson Daly (hard to imagine, right?), and put in the studio with O.G.'s like... Read more

Alchemist Gets Together With Prodigy, Roc Marciano & Budgie & Looks To The Afterlife (Audio)

From Alchemist's Southern California lab, he's built quite an incredible lyrical ensemble. Guys like Roc Marciano, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Fashawn, and Planet Asia are frequent passers through, in addition to ALC's longtime core collaborators Prodigy, Dilated Peoples, and Big Twin. Some of those worlds collided in style,... Read more

Roc Marciano & Virginia’s Knowledge The Pirate Are Rap Slingers (Video)

One of the final really exciting albums from 2013 was Roc Marciano's Marci Beaucoup. The Man Bites Dog release highlighted the production abilities of the Hempstead, Long Island artist, while pairing him with an assortment of artists, ranging from Evidence to A.G. to Cormega. One of the lesser known artists... Read more

Roc Marciano & Action Bronson Catch Some Old School Soul on The 456 (Audio)

Yesterday (December 9), Roc Marciano dropped his third studio album, Marci Beaucoup. The Man Bites Dog Records projects features Roc on the boards, and Roc in the booth, but unlike 2010's Marcberg, and 2012's Reloaded, he opens up his lab to guests. Along with A.G., Freeway, Blu, Evidence, and many... Read more

Sean Price & Roc Marciano Pull On Ski Masks For M-Phazes’ Murdah Type Thinkin (Audio)

While Lil Wayne, Juicy J, and 2 Chainz might monopolize the major label feature budgets, you might not get more bang for your buck on a guest-shot than with Sean Price or Roc Marciano. Both '90s vets bring a vibe, element, (and an audience) to all the songs they appear... Read more

Roc Marciano – S**t Hard

There are no comebacks in Hip-Hop that impress me more right now than Roc Marciano and Ka. Sure, the Soundscan numbers are still a work in progress, but these collaborators have been grinding independently (and on majors) since the '90s with low-key catalogs are hard-nose New York City Rap. Ever... Read more