This Sunday, May 4th marks the fourth anniversary of the release of Roc Marciano’s classic, self-produced debut Marcberg on Fat Beats Records. For those who appreciate hard, sample-based beats and top-notch lyricism, it’s an album that gives you nothing but both from top to bottom. This is one of those precious LPs in the history of New York hip-hop that must be cherished for eternity, so to properly celebrate its anniversary, we connected with Roc earlier this week to discuss the making of the album in its entirety, breaking down the events leading up to its release, the creation of each song track-by-track, and its reception once it hit the streets. Click the link below to read.
Previously: In The Lab with Roc Marciano | Roc Marciano’s 10 Best Songs of 2013 (So Far) | The Making of Gangstarr’s Hard to Earn with DJ Premier | The Making of Stress: The Extinction Agenda with Organized Konfusion | The Making of No Need For Alarm with Del the Funky Homosapien