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Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Beat by Roc Marciano.
Beat by Roc Marciano.
These features are all well and good, but we need new Marcy over his own beats sometime this year.
New Marcy and Pirate feature, taken from The Señor Dubs Ep.
Bonus points for the Le Coq Sportif reference, although Marciano apparently wasn’t able to make it to the video shoot on some ol’ LL-missing-the-“Rampage”-clip type shit. Taken from the Thirty Eight LP.
Rap Game Superfriends (if you ignore Mad Skillz’ old crew), from last year’s BQE LP.
This is the other Marcy feature from Apollo Brown‘s Thirty Eight LP.
Ka just dropped a new EP with Preservation titled 1200 B.C., which you can cop for $5 here. It previews a new Metal Clergy track with Roc Marciano, which fades out halfway so we can assume that the full version is being saved for the next project.
Tales of ill-gotten gains over a Vanderslice and Green Steez soundtrack.
This is one of two Marciano features on Apollo Brown‘s latest instrumental project, Thirty Eight, and you can cop it free of charge at his Bandcamp page.
As a founding member of The UN with Roc Marciano, Dino Brave has experienced a lot of Long Island rap history first hand. Inspired by the Spectrum City crew coming up (which would later evolve into Public Enemy), Brave had his time in the spotlight cut short thanks to bad timing in the crumbling music industry. But with the recent re-release of UN Or U Out, a new generation of rap fanatics are getting the chance to hear Brave, Laku, Mike Raw and Roc Marciano in action once again.
Robbie: How did everything start for you?
Dino Brave: It was kinda handed down to me, man. A lotta people in the family did music. My older brothers played instruments – they played guitar, they played the drums, made beats, keyboard players – all sorts of things. I grew-up with production studios in my house! I got into deejaying, it was the cheapest equipment I could get my hands on, putting two record players together and a mixer. I started deejaying around seven, touching official turntables. I was doing pretty everything that I wanted to do with the turntable, that I seen the great’s doing – it was boring for me at that point. So I decided to pick up the mic at thirteen. I heard “My Melody” and that made me want to write my first rap. I went to school with it, dude’s used to bang beats on the table and stuff like that. I kicked the rhyme, and my cousin who I was in school with loved it. He was like, “Run with it,” so I ran with it. I kept writing, did talent shows coming up and just start making tapes after school. I went to school with dude’s from The UN, so they were those guys at the lunch table, beating on the tables and making rhymes.
Schott Free just blessed his Instagram with the track listing for an early version of Roc Marciano’s debut solo project, back when it was intended to drop on SRC Records. As you can see, only a portion of these tracks made the final version (albeit with some changes to the names and spellings). Here’s what Schott had to say about it:
Freeway goes in on this stand-out from the Marci Beacoup LP.
Brian Ferry so proud right now. The Living Daylights drops 11 February, which just happens to be the 10 year anniversary of Unkut Dot Com…
Clip for this Pimpire Strike Back track with The Pirate. Vinyl for this album is dropping on the 18 Feb and can be pre-ordered over here.
This dropped a week ago but is still worth mentioning regardless, courtesy of The Cutting Room Floor, Volume 3, which compiles some quality ALC loosies that you’ve heard elsewhere into an easily digestible package. Pause.
Taken from the 8 Off / ALC Past & Present EP dropping 1 Jan.
A Frozen Files radio exclusive from last month, this is destined for the UN Or U Out re-release next year with a few other cuts that only did the rounds on bootlegs.
Marcberg madness continues with an official clip for this Madlib-produced The Pimpire Strikes Back cut. Speaking of, I need to go and film a bunch of hookers working the corner for the Unkut TV “Ice Cream Man” video this weekend.
Another Blu Cheez sure shot.
While you’re enjoying the sounds of Pimpire Strike Back, I thought I’d run through six of his finest moments before the undisputed classic Marcberg album dropped in 2010.
Here’s a new tape from Marciano to prepare for the release of Marci Beaucoup on 12 November through Man Bites Dog records. Beats from Madlib, Evidence, Arch Druids, Lord Finesse and Alchemist. The CD version is available when you cop a shirt.
Unreleased new Roc Marciano track produced by Pete Rock, as heard on DJ Premier‘s Live From Headqcourterz radio show.
New Marciano, produced by Frank The Butcher & Paul Mighty, from the former’s All Is Fair project.
The third release from DJ Skizz‘s BQE album, due next month. I caught some of the LP when I dropped by Skizz’s BK studio in June, and I was impressed by the quality QB Rap material I heard. Look out for my interview with The Halftime Show‘s resident DJ in the coming weeks.