Roc Marciano

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Roc Marciano
Birth name Rakeem Calief Myer
Born New York, U.S.
Origin Hempstead, Long Island, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Years active 1999-present
Labels Decon Records, Man Bites Dog Records
Associated acts Busta Rhymes, The Alchemist, Ka, Knowledge Pirate, Ray West, Q-Tip, The Arch Druids., Oh No, Willie the Kid, Action Bronson, MF DOOM, Cormega

Rakeem Calief Myer, better known by his stage name Roc Marciano, is an American rapper, songwriter and producer from Hempstead, Long Island, New York. He is currently signed to Decon Records.

Career[edit]

Originally a member of Busta Rhymes' crew, Flipmode Squad becoming the sixth member after the departure of Lord Have Mercy, (aside from other flipmode acts Serious and Show Money) Roc Marciano left in 2001 to form the U.N.,[1] a hardcore underground hip hop group consisting of three other MCs (Dino Brave, Laku & Mic Raw) with whom he released an album on Carson Daly's 456 Entertainment in 2004. Notably, Roc Marciano appeared in the 2005 Wu-Tang Clan compilation album, Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture, and in Pete Rock's 2008 album, NY's Finest, drawing acclaim[2] for such performances. Since 2008, Roc Marciano has been working on his solo career, and to widespread internet acclaim,[3] released his entirely self-produced debut album, Marcberg[4] in 2010.

In 2011, Roc Marciano collaborated with Gangrene, the duo of rapper/producers Oh No and The Alchemist, to release the collaborative EP Greneberg. His second solo album, Reloaded, was released in November 2012, which Allmusic described as "Grim and exultant at once, this is low-profile hustling on wax at its finest."[5]

In Late 2013, Marciano released a free mixtape, The Pimpire Strikes Back. The mixtape served as preface to his third studio album, Marci Beaucoup, that was entirely produced by him and had featured artists (such as Action Bronson, The Alchemist, Evidence, Ka, Maffew Ragazino, Quelle Chris and many more) in each and every song.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

with The U.N.[edit]

  • 2004: Strength & Honor (The U.N. presents Rock Marciano) (Promotional Album released to promote the UN or U Out album)
  • 2004: UN or U Out (World Records/456 Entertainment)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2013: The Pimpire Strikes Back

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"The Heist" 2000 Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah Anarchy
"Think Differently" 2005 Casual, Vordul Mega, Tragedy Khadafi Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture
"Short Race" 2008 GZA Pro Tools
"The Black Diamonds" 2011 Ghostface Killah, Killa Sin Wu Tang Legendary Weapons
"G's Us" 2012 Crooked I Psalm 82: V6
"Modern Day Revelation" Action Bronson Rare Chandeliers
"Pouches of Tuna" Action Bronson Blue Chips
"Iron Age" Ka Grief Pedigree
"Change" The Purist Double Feature EP
"Thug Poets" Termanology, Statik Selektah 2012
"White Russian" Melanin 9 Magna Carta
"Half Dead" Apathy, Planet Asia Diggaz With Attitude
"The Gusto" Apathy
"1st Degree Murder" Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled
"Death Sentence"[6] 2013 Prodigy Albert Einstein
"Casino" DUS, DJ Kwestion Ambassadors
"Zarathustra" Sonne Ra, Katharsis Sanfter Terrorismus
"Soap Box" 2013 Ka The Night's Gambit
"See The Rich Man Play" 2014 Step Brothers (The Alchemist & Evidence) Lord Steppington

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roc Marciano’s Biography". Last.fm. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Roc Marciano :: Biography". BlackVibes.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Roc Marciano: Marcberg | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  4. ^ "The Beat Generation: Roc Marciano — He Rhymes, Y’all Boring » Passion of the Weiss". Passionweiss.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  5. ^ Kellman, Andy (2012-11-13). "Reloaded - Roc Marciano : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 
  6. ^ Paine, Jake (April 15, 2013). "Prodigy & Alchemist "Albert Einstein" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHop DX. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 

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