Roc Marciano is an American rapper, songwriter and producer from Hempstead, Long Island(New York). Originally a member of Busta Rhymes' crew, Flipmode Squad becoming the sixth member after the departure of Lord Have Mercy, Roc left in 2001 to form the UN http://www.last.fm/music/Roc+Marciano/+wiki, a hardcore underground hip hop group consisting of three other MCs. Notably, Roc 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 http://www.blackvibes.com/services/ms/artistInfo.asp?aid=3205 for such performances. Since 2008, Roc Marciano has been working on his solo career, and to widespread internet acclaim,http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/14720-marcberg/ released his entirely self-produced debut LP, Marcberg http://passionweiss.com/2010/05/17/the-beat-generation-roc-marciano-he-rhymes-yall-boring/ in the Spring of 2010. The album was applauded for its throwback 90s east coast style, coming as a breath of fresh air amongst the various other hip hop albums released that year. His stream of consciousness narrative and boom-bap, rugged beats have also been the subject to many compliments from critics and bloggers alike. In 2011, Roc Marciano collaborated with Gangrene, the duo of rapper/producers Oh No and The Alchemist, to release the collaborative EP Greneberg. Roc Marciano is currently signed to Decon Records.
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