Man Bites Dog Records is proud to present the new music video "Didn't Know" from Roc Marciano's new album "Marci Beaucoup" featuring Freeway and Knowledge The Pirate. The video shot in the late summer heat in NYC was directed by Roc Marci & R.M.L. Shot and Edited by R.M.L. The song is produced by Roc Marciano. Support independent music and share this video.
It is with our delight that the Wall Street Journal has chosen to premier our new music video "You Ain't Fresh" from artists Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick featuring Koncept. The track is off the Maxi Single "Turn It Out" we did with Playdough at the end of 2013 which is available here in our store.
The video was directed & edited by R.M.L (for R.C. Films) & shot by J.Grove (Grandpa Grove). Braving the icy roads and frosty shores of Coney Island, this video was made entirely in New York City. With the desaturated bleak look of winter juxtaposed with the youthfulness of the song, we just wanted to have fun in the freezing cold weather. We humbly hope you enjoy it and please share with other well minded people like yourself.
Look for Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick's full length "Gold Tips album due out on Man Bites Dog Records 4-8-201
Vice President & M.B.D.R. artist Roc Marciano releases the "Slingers" music video from the mixtape "The Pimpire Strikes Back". The song is produced by Roc and features long time collaborator Knowledge The Pirate. The video is directed by Roc & R.M.L and was shot on a 5D Mark III by J. Grove. Edited by R.M.L. Make sure to check out Roc's "The Pimpire Strikes Back" & "Marci Beaucoup" available in our store now.
M.B.D.R.'s Copywrite who released his last four albums with the label is going out on tour with legendary MC Ras Kass. Check the Flier below to see when they are making their way to your town.
12/10 Roc Marciano releases his Producer Compilation album "Marci Beaucoup"
Off the heels off his free mixtape "The Pimpire Strikes Back" (Download it for free here( use in house link on our site) ) which came out last month, Roc is back at it with his "Marci Beaucoup" which highlight his vast skill for production and working with a wide array of artists.
For almost three years, Roc has plugged away at what he calls, “An album that wasn’t all about me, but more of a project that was about how other artists sounded on my beats.” Those guests include Action Bronson, Cormega, Freeway, Evidence, Blu, as well as AG Da Coroner and many more. The last is Marci’s first signing as VP of A&R at Man Bites Dog Records, the same respected label responsible for the LP.
Marciano hopes to gain recognition as the latest in a long line of championed MCs and beat-providers. “It’s the music I grew up loving,” he says of double-threat Hip-Hop. “Q-Tip, EPMD, Rakim, Ultramagnetic MCs—all of those artists, they weren’t just rappers. They were involved in their sound and production. So I’m just pretty much following tradition.” With his cold accounts of “Pimpstead,” and a vivid descriptions of the metropolitan underbelly, Roc’s dusty sources, film dialogue, and subdued basslines offer a hand in musical marriage. However, after two LPs that topped year-end lists, and allegedly prompted a debate between Jay Z and The Roots’ ?uestlove over which was better, Roc says he has even more to offer in number three. “Lately, I feel like I have no style: I do what I have to do. Back in the days, I stuck to a four-bar loop. Now, I don’t have any rules.” The unconventional approach comes to life on Marci Beaucoup, through Roc’s personal highlights, including “Squeeze” with Random Axe’s Guilty Simpson, and longtime collaborator, Brownsville’s KA. In a career that began rapping alongside Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface, and others, Roc Marci is back in the booth of competition, and showcasing his stellar sound.
In honing his craft, Roc is deliberately hands-off with artists. “I don’t come to people with concepts, unless we have to follow the guidelines of the track,” he admits. “I don’t want to govern a project too heavily. I’d rather just everybody do what they naturally do.” Additionally, the Los Angeles-based New Yorker only makes music when he’s compelled. “The only time I really listen to music is when I’m about to do some creating,” he says, referring to music beyond the N.W.A., Max B, and Erick Sermon in his car’s CD tray. “I did some record shopping today. I’ll listen to the records tomorrow, or whenever I feel. I make the beats as I get the samples. I gather samples and push ‘em aside to track the record.”
With the third LP, Roc looks forward to offering an array of videos. “It’s important for people to see records come to life,” said Roc, who hopes this project awakens more of his peers in addition to the growing fan-base. “People can now see how I do albums, and become more comfortable with it. Hopefully, more artists I respect can ask me to produce.” In his trademark dry nature, the double-threat who has worked on platinum albums looks ahead and says, “I don’t only just wanna be rappin’.”