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Black Thought & Roc Marciano Spit Rhymes Hard Enough To Cut Diamonds (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back... Read more

Roc Marciano Unleashes The 1st Video From His DJ Muggs-Produced Album

Although from different decades, both DJ Muggs and Roc Marciano are already legends in the game. Regardless, neither is one to rest on their laurels. The Los Angeles, California-based producer and Long Island, New Yorker are doing some of the best work of their careers in 2018. In fact, both... Read more

Wiz Khalifa Returns To His Underground Roots On A Sizzling Beat By Alchemist (Audio)

Alchemist has been collaborating with some really interesting MCs for his "45 Craft Singles" series, and for his latest, he's enlisted a pretty big star of the moment. Wiz Khalifa's made a move over into the commercial echelon over the past few years, but he hasn't forgotten his humble mixtape... Read more

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

A.G.’s Next Album Will Have Magic From Alchemist & Diamond D. Here’s The New Video.

Last June, when JAY-Z accepted his place as the first Hip-Hop artist to enter the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, he thanked the peers that inspire him by name, online. One of the acts Jay saluted was Showbiz & A.G. While Show has focused solely on production (and running D.I.T.C. Entertainment),... Read more

Roc Marciano & Action Bronson Show Hip-Hop Can Be Grimy & Soulful At The Same Time (Video)

Roc Marciano has piloted a unique lane in Rap. Since his solo debut, Marcberg, in 2010, each consecutive project seems to be more anticipated than the last. With Rosebudd’s Revenge last year, the Hempstead, Long Island MC/producer's buzz reached a new pinnacle in the eyes (and ears) of many. So,... Read more

Roc Marciano’s New Album Is The Latest Indie Uppercut To The Streaming Model

Today (March 9), Roc Marciano's RR2: The Bitter Dose became available on all major streaming platforms. The album released late last month, and was contained to Roc's online store for download sale and physical copy pre-order. As a 20-year Hip-Hop veteran, it was calculated move made by the former Flipmode... Read more

DJ Muggs Is Producing An Album For Action Bronson’s Day 1. The New Video Is Meyhem.

UPDATE: Following last week's debut single from Gems From The Equinox, DJ Muggs & Meyhem Lauren unleash "Murder Rap." With a beat that pounds the listener in the face, Cypress Hill's co-founder uses another MC to rhyme about "how he could just kill a man." With the second video, a... Read more

Showbiz & A.G. Plan Their First Album In 5 Years. Soul Clap To The Single. (Audio)

Twenty five years ago last month, Showbiz & A.G. released the Soul Clap EP. The first release from the Bronx, New York duo would launch a strong catalog, and give Lord Finesse some esteemed company in making Diggin' In The Crates a stacked crew. Show and 'Dre have stayed a... 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

Hip-Hop Took The Gold In August. Hear The Best Of The Month (Audio)

August was filled with the Olympics and some of the worst heat of the year, but it also brought some great Hip-Hop. De La Soul released their first album in 12 years, and it debuted at #1 on the Rap chart. Andre 3000 had some choice words for ghostwriters. Nas... Read more

Alchemist & Roc Marciano On Another Collab? They’re All For It (Audio)

Alan the Chemist and Roc Marciano have been frequent collaborators since the latter dropped his 2010 debut album, Marcberg. The Hempstead, New York MC is now the latest to hop on Alchemist's Craft Singles series, in which the famed producer drops a loosie featuring different rappers with each installment. Thus... Read more

Action Bronson & Roc Marciano Make The Perfect Way For AG Da Coroner (Audio)

In the 2010s, a collective of MCs has helped revive the grimy New York City sound. In many ways, Roc Marciano's 2010 solo debut Marcberg was the jump-off. The sparse, self-produced Fat Beats Records affair celebrated the ills of Hempstead, New York street life, and how the underbelly of NYC... Read more

Action Bronson & Roc Marciano Join Meyhem Lauren For A Bonus Round (Audio)

Queens, New York MC Meyhem Lauren has been earning the attention from Heads thanks to his collaborations with the likes of Buckwild, a member of the legendary Diggin' in the Crates (DITC) crew, and today he has dropped another hot collabo. Featuring Action Bronson (with whom he previously collaborated on... 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

Just Blaze Tells Snoop Dogg His Desert Island, Top 3 Albums…All Are Rap (Video)

Snoop Dogg's latest segment of GGN features producer/DJ Just Blaze. The same week he graciously offered up a plethora of his coveted 2000s drum sounds and samples, the veteran is out in the land of the sunshine. While Just only worked on Snoop's Paid The Cost To Be The Bo$$... Read more

Roc Marciano’s Intricate Verse Illuminates Alongside Ka & Preservation (Video)

Brownsville Ka and Roc Marciano have a ton in common. These two sparse New York City spitters have been riding together for years, two veteran underdogs, who helped each other make a penetrating comeback into Rap's digital era. Each are skilled MCs who can cook up their tracks. Within the... Read more

Take A Walk Through Grand Daddy I.U.’s Neck Of The Woods (Video)

MC/Producer Grand Daddy I.U. has released a video for his single "Neck Of The Woods." The record is from his latest album P.I.M.P (Paper Is My Priority), which was released this past February. "Neck Of The Woods" is a smooth cut that showcases the Hempstead native's longevity and continued relevance.... 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

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of March 2015 All in One Playlist (Audio)

Along with the start of Spring, the month of March brought much to celebrate in Hip-Hop. Action Bronson released Mr. Wonderful, his major label debut album. DJ EFN hit Heads off with a slew of amazing collaborations on his Another Time LP. Earl Sweatshirt fired the latest salvo from Odd... Read more

Roc Marciano Tears Up A New Purist Beat (Audio)

London, UK-based producer The Purist is getting ready to release a new album, Pyrex Scholar, on March 17. He recently released the first song on the album, "Patina", which features Roc Marciano spitting dense rhymes over a mellow, soulful beat. The song has no hook, just straight rhyming with a... 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

Cormega Makes Yet Another Industry Remix, With Inspectah Deck, Roc Marciano & Brand Nubian (Audio)

After a show-stopping original version, Cormega remixed his Mega Philosophy single "Industry" with Juice Crew alumni Kool G Rap, Craig G, and Masta Ace in late July. For early October, Cory does it again. The third mix of "Industry" includes two-thirds of Brand Nubian in Sadat X and Lord Jamar,... Read more

G.O.O.D Music’s Hudson Mohawke Lays Down A Mix Featuring Madlib, Rah Digga & D.I.T.C (Audio)

Hudson Mohawke is one of the plethora of artists in the G.O.O.D Music ensemble. Heads who like "Mercy" and "Blood On The Leaves" are familiar with his handiwork within the fold of hits, however the Glasgow, Scotland producer/DJ has a decade of work in the game, with ties to (other)... Read more

Get Some Trippy Lyrical Gunplay From Roc Marciano & Knowlege The Pirate (Audio)

Long Island's Roc Marciano and Virginia's Knowledge The Pirate have close ties. Heard in a strong role in 2012's Marci Beaucoup, K.T.P goes back with Roc. The pair appear together on Ricky Dubs-produced cut "Shot A Man." Messing with some heady Pink Floyd, the slow-moving joint allows the street-tough MCs... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/3/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new visuals from Scarface & Akon, The Lox & Mobb Deep, Apollo Brown and REKS, a dramatic reading from Warren G, freestyles from Taylor Bennett (Chance the Rapper's brother) and Vic Mensa, a preview of The Simpsons vs. The Family Guy and more. Check out... 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

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

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

Here’s a Look Back at Some of the Best Hip-Hop Video Programming of the Week (Video Playlist)

This week in Hip-Hop video brought a dope "off the top" freestyle from Wayne Brady, reviews of Hip-Hop history by Jimmy Fallon with help from Will Smith, Justin Timberlake and Brian Williams, behind the scenes with Rick Ross and Jeezy, new music videos from Talib Kweli, Schoolboy Q, Roc Marciano... Read more

Roc Marciano & Freeway Flow Over a Super Grimy Beat on Didn’t Know (Video)

Roc Marciano, Freeway and Knowledge the Pirate recently linked to put out a super grimy collabo called "Didn't Know." The trio have released the video and it's a reminder of just how hard this joint KNOCKS. Check it out. Related: With Temperatures Dropping, Kool G Rap, Cormega, Roc Marciano &... 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

With Temperatures Dropping, Kool G Rap, Cormega, Roc Marciano & J-Love Want You To Look Outside (Audio)

Roc Marciano and Cormega have a great working relationship. Although Queensbridge's 'Mega has about a 10-year jump in the game from Hempstead's Marci, the two are very much about the intricacies of street life. Both of these qualities hail from the Kool G Rap archetype, dating back to the '80s.... Read more

DJ Brans Blesses Roc Marciano with a Remix That Would Make DJ Premier Proud (Audio)

Last week, Roc Marciano released a joint EP with DJ Brans. The project includes a remix to Marci's Do the Honors that would make DJ Premier proud with its boom bap drums and cuts on the chorus. Check it out below. Related: Action Bronson & Roc Marciano Mix Up Something... Read more

Action Bronson & Roc Marciano Mix Up Something Lovely with Alchemist. Check out Pool Hall Hustler (Audio)

If you've ever seen The Hustler or The Color Of Money, or perhaps loafed in a pool hall yourself, you know that they attract some original twentieth century hustlers. Ever the lovers of nostalgia, ALC, Bam Bam Bronson, and Roc Marci took on the role of "Pool Hall Hustlers" from... 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

Madlib Serves Up the Ill Soul Sample for Roc Marciano on The Sacrifice (Video)

Madlib has provided sonic heat for Blu and Freddie Gibbs this year and now Roc Marciano is the benficiary. Here's the video for Marciano's soulful song, The Sacrifice. Related: Roc Marciano - The Pimpire Strikes Back (Mixtape)... Read more

Roc Marciano Recruits Some Heavy Hitters on The Pimpire Strikes Back (Mixtape)

Roc Marciano recruits some heavy hitters on his new mixtape The Pimpire Strikes Back. Marci is joined on the mic by Cormega, Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren and more. He also gets tracks from Madlib, Evidence, Lord Finesse, Alchemist and more. You can stream and download the mixtape below. Click here... Read more

Roc Marciano Flexes His Smooth Flow Over a Grimy Pete Rock Track on The Specialist (Audio)

Pete Rock favors soulful records but he dusted off an underground gem for subterranean mainstay Roc Marciano. Check out The Specialist. Related: Roc Marciano – S**t Hard (Audio)... Read more

7 G.E.M.S. – Presume the Unpredictable ft Roc Marciano

With almost 20 plus years in Hip-Hop, it seems Tragedy Khadafi (The Intelligent Hoodlum) should be showing some signs of slowing down. Instead, the Queensbridge MC/Juice Crew affiliate still has his foot on the pedal in a high-speed chase that has Tragic Allies riding shotgun. Together the two combine to... 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

DJ Skizz – Light Years ft Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C. & Godfather Pt. 3

Here's a grimy new track from DJ Skizz featuring Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C. & Godfather Pt. 3. Check out Light Years. Related: DJ Skizz – Vio-Lence ft Lil Fame & Ill Bill (Video)... Read more

P-Money – The Professional ft Roc Marciano

Duck Down's latest artist from the New Zealand region comes correct with a new visual from Gratitude. The visual to "The Professional" features some cool editing and colorful visuals to go with the chipped-chopped samples, and Pimpstead street science. Related: Roc Marciano – Ruff Town ft Cormega (Audio)... Read more

Willie The Kid – Medusa ft Action Bronson & Roc Marciano (Prod. Alchemist)

Here's a super grimy new track courtesy of Willie The Kid, Action Bronson and Roc Marciano, with some help from Alchemist on the beat. Check out Medusa. Related: Action Bronson – Heel Toe (Audio)... Read more

Roc Marciano – Ruff Town ft Cormega

Roc Marciano and Cormega team up on an old soul sample. Check out Ruff Town. Related: Roc Marciano – 76 (Video)... Read more

Roc Marciano, Sean Price & Buckshot in Concert (Video)

Roc Marciano, Sean Price and Buckshot are on a limited East Coast tour of Boston, NYC and DC. If you're not in any of those 3 cities or can't make it out to a show, here's a video playlist of performances from each of the 3 dope MCs. Check it... Read more