This is a very different sounding album that is not going to be for everyone out there. If you are familiar with Roc Marciano, you know how his style is. He is smooth with the rhymes and never runs out of words and phrases to rhyme together. He does his thing on the mic and it is definitely not like anyone else. He has a unique style. He gets some verses from Action Bronson, Boldy James, and more. Alchemist does a good job at complementing Roc Marci’s unique style with very different-sounding beats. These are definitely not your standard Alchemist beats. Again, this album won’t be for everyone, but definitely give it a listen and you may find something you like.
Bronze Nazareth grabs the mic and teams up with Roc Marciano on the boards to give us a new hip hop excursion with their latest offering. On the mic, Bronze Nazareth is pretty decent and spits rhymes with a decent flow. He gets some features from Skyzoo, Termanology, Killah Priest, Boldy James, and more. Roc Marci keeps the beats pretty quality as well with what he has crafted here. It definitely sounds a bit more robust than his normal simplified beats. All in all, this was a pretty decent project that should receive some praise from critics.
Flee Lord teams up with Roc Marciano to give us an interesting new project. On the mic, Flee Lord is as great as ever. He just keeps getting better and better. His bars are really getting slick and his delivery is intriguing. Roc Marciano is known for his simplistic beats and heavy use of pianos. He definitely creates a simpler backdrop for Flee on here. Roc is good at what he does and Flee is awesome as well, however I don’t think Flee Lord sounds the best over these types of beats. I wanted to hear him over harder, spookier, slamming stuff. His voice is hard and monstrous so I almost feel like the beats should match that as well. They did a decent job here with this project, I just don’t know if it was the best matchup out there.
Roc Marciano drops a new collection for fans to savor. His minimalist approach to music makes this one similar to previous releases, but with a dope update. The beats are pretty simple, but he seems to make the most out of them. The bars are pretty much what you would expect from Roc Marci. He never runs out of words to rhyme from line to line. The highlight on this project is the title track. It has a dope vocal sample mixed with some clever lines and definitely stands out amongst the rest. Overall, this one might not pack as much of a punch as previous releases, but it is still pretty decent. True fans will definitely appreciate the efforts by Roc Marciano.
This was a super quick showcase of some of the mixes from Roc Marciano and Alchemist’s work together. Roc Marciano is always fire on the mic and that is definitely evident here. Alchemist crafted some rather dope mixes of the songs they had made together. Although it is only 6 tracks and some of the tracks are rather short, it’s a good look at what this dup can do when they link up together. Definitely worth a listen!
Roc Marci comes back at us with another dope release. He is very good at being consistent and that is hard to do nowadays. His bars are what you would expect: top notch, luxurious, crime-laced rhymes. He has a knack for rhyming quick phrases together relentlessly. He never runs out of ways to describe his topic. He has some great features from Westside Gunn, Cooks, Willie The Kid, and more. He really didn’t need a ton of features because he is able to carry an album by himself. The production on this project really stands out most. There are really clever samples on here. Whether it is a horn sample on “Bomb Shelter” or a vocal sample on “Choosin Fees,” the beats on here are definitely very interesting. They sound very mysterious like a Hardy Boys mystery. Overall, he did a great job on this project. Roc Marciano is a rapper that will be around for a very long time.
This is a very quick 6 song collection of some rare unreleased tracks from Roc Marci. It won’t take you long to fly through this project. Lyrically, he is definitely on point. He sounds better on these songs than he has since we last heard from him. He has the straightforward, deliberate, and fly delivery that he specializes in and it sounds great on this project. He really seemed to push himself further with his pen game on this one. The beats are decent throughout as well. Some of them have more of a laid back, jazzy feel to them. But then again, it matches his voice better. He definitely did a good job with this project and we look forward to more for Roc Marciano.
This was a pretty dope release from Roc Marci and the beatsmith Muggs. Roc Marciano is able to spit at the top of his game on this one. His lyrics are crafted together really cleverly on this one. I almost got the feeling of when I first heard him rap. This definitely reminds me of his first 2 albums. He really stepped up his verbal game on this one compared to his recent offerings. Muggs does a great job on the beats as well. You definitely get that signature Muggs sound. It’s a little weird, but in a good way. There is a lot more musicality in there as well, which goes to show you why Muggs is such a seasoned veteran. This is definitely a good combination and it produced a really dope album for the bar heads out there.
I wasn’t really feeling this album as much as I thought I would. There’s nothing really wrong with it, it’s just more that the songs don’t stick. Lyrically, Roc Marciano does what he does on every release. His flow is real good as he spits his bars, but there really wasn’t anything that memorable on here. The beats were average at best. I think this was the part of the album that could have used more work. There weren’t really any bangers on here. This was the type of album that you listen to once, you enjoy it, and you don’t really pick it back up again.
Roc Marci drops off a pretty dope EP here with Warm Hennessy. He definitely does his thing on the lyrical tip. You get what you expect from him in the form of smooth, dope, staccato rhymes. He is basically smooth as a velour tracksuit. There are a few strong features on here from the likes of Hus Kingpin, Dino Brave, and The Lost Occupant. The beats are pretty good on here as well. You get more of that boom bap sound on here with some hard drums and more of a gritty sound. He also offers several remixes of some of the tracks on here which gives you 10 tracks total. It’s a relatively quick listen. If you are into that classic, old school NY hip hop sound, this will be a good one for you to check out.
Roc Marcie hits us with the follow-up to his Rosebudd’s Revenge series. This second chapter is pretty decent overall. I actually thought it was going to be better than it actually was but at the same time, I’m not really mad at it. Roc definitely has his own style and he is not like any other MC out there. His flow and cadence are his own so he definitely doesn’t sound like anyone else out there. The lyrics are pretty good on here. He can make you see what he is talking about. I’d say sometimes the songs might lack a general theme but for the most part, he is good in that department. The beats weren’t bad, but I thought they were lacking just a tad. I know that he tries to go outside of the norm but sometimes it can backfire by getting weird samples. Again, they really aren’t bad beats on here, just not really meeting the expectation I had set in my head. This was a pretty decent release and Roc Marciano can definitely do his thing on the mic.
Roc Marciano drops off an album that wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. His earlier albums were better. This one just didn’t have the same effect. The rhymes are good. His rhyme style is definitely unique and unlike anyone else out there. Just when you think he is out of words to rhyme, he will find that word or phrase to piece together the puzzle. So as far as lyrics, they are definitely of a certain caliber and are what I expected on a Roc Marciano record. The beats could have been better. There are some clever samples and some hard hitting drums here and there. The concepts are all but gone from this project. While it may be hard to flow like this, at the same time, an MC must have song concepts and it just seems that is lacking in this project. Overall I would say it is decent and probably worth a quick listen but don’t dwell on it.