|Birth name||Rakeem Calief Myer|
February 11, 1978 |
New York, U.S.
|Origin||Hempstead, Long Island, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, record producer|
|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 (born February 11, 1978), 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.
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., 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 for such performances. Since 2008, Roc Marciano has been working on his solo career, and to widespread internet acclaim, released his entirely self-produced debut album, Marcberg 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."
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.
In April 2016, Marciano revealed the title of his fourth solo album to be "Rosebudd's Revenge".
- 2011: The Prophecy (recorded 1997 for "The Noose Vol.1")
- 2011: Greneberg (with Gangrene (The Alchemist + Oh No) as Greneberg)
with The U.N.
- 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)
- 2013: The Pimpire Strikes Back
|"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|
|"Roc Marciano Joint"||2010||Kool A.D., Heems||Das Racist Sit Down, Man|
|"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|
|"Grime"||Fatt Father, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano||Fatherhood|
|"Half Dead"||Apathy, Planet Asia||Diggaz With Attitude|
|"1st Degree Murder"||Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled|
|"Death Sentence"||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|
|"Marciano"||Def Dee||Deja Vu|
|"Kein F"||2015||Blood Spencore, Morlockk Dilemma, Hiob (prod. by JR&PH7)||Party is' vorbei|
|"Day 81"||2015||Ka||Days With Dr. Yen Lo|
|"Omar's Coming"||2016||Westside Gunn||FLYGOD|
- "Roc Marciano's Biography". Last.fm. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- "Roc Marciano :: Biography". BlackVibes.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- "Roc Marciano: Marcberg | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- "The Beat Generation: Roc Marciano — He Rhymes, Y'all Boring » Passion of the Weiss". Passionweiss.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- Kellman, Andy (2012-11-13). "Reloaded - Roc Marciano : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
- Paine, Jake (April 15, 2013). "Prodigy & Alchemist "Albert Einstein" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHop DX. Retrieved April 15, 2013.