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Roc Marciano|The Elephant Man's Bones

The Elephant Man's Bones

Roc Marciano & The Alchemist

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Roc Marciano's first full-length with the Alchemist is an easy success. The longtime collaborators share a similar production aesthetic, both having popularized rapping over loops with no drums or minimal percussion, and the two have a natural chemistry. The Alchemist's loops are often haunting yet leisurely, filled with dissolves and other production tricks, and even when he's chopping up vocal samples so that they're interrupted mid-breath, it hardly feels jarring and there's still plenty of space left open for the lyrics. Marciano's vocal delivery is similarly quick-witted but never forceful, balancing deadpan humor and clever pop culture references with stark narratives about drug dealing. The Action Bronson-featuring second track, "Daddy Kane," is one of the album's more boisterous moments, but later songs bluntly describe heartlessness and alienation. At one point, Marciano claims he didn't bleed after being bit by Dracula. Ice-T appears on "The Horns of Abraxas" with an especially grim story about finding dead bodies in a car trunk. Yet there's nothing sensationalist about the album's most brutal lyrics, and they're balanced out by the record's sly sense of humor and casually innovative production.
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1
Rubber Hand Grip Explicit
00:03:29

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

2
Daddy Kane Explicit
00:02:54

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - Action Bronson, FeaturedArtist - A. Arslani, ComposerLyricist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

3
Deja Vu Explicit
00:02:40

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

4
Quantum Leap Explicit
00:02:28

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

5
The Elephant Man's Bones Explicit
00:02:37

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

6
Bubble Bath Explicit
00:02:36

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

7
Liquid Coke Explicit
00:02:32

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

8
Trillion Cut Explicit
00:02:42

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - Boldy James, FeaturedArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist - J. Clay Jones III, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

9
The Horns of Abraxas Explicit
00:02:46

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - Ice-T, FeaturedArtist - T. Marrow, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

10
JJ Flash Explicit
00:02:48

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

11
Zig Zag Zig Explicit
00:02:49

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

12
Stigmata Explicit
00:02:16

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

13
Zip Guns Explicit
00:02:43

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist - Knowledge The Pirate, FeaturedArtist - T. Iverson, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

14
Think Big Explicit
00:02:38

A. Maman, ComposerLyricist - The Alchemist, Producer, MainArtist - Roc Marciano, MainArtist - R. Meyer, ComposerLyricist

2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE 2022 ALC / Marci Enterprises / EMPIRE

Album Description

Roc Marciano's first full-length with the Alchemist is an easy success. The longtime collaborators share a similar production aesthetic, both having popularized rapping over loops with no drums or minimal percussion, and the two have a natural chemistry. The Alchemist's loops are often haunting yet leisurely, filled with dissolves and other production tricks, and even when he's chopping up vocal samples so that they're interrupted mid-breath, it hardly feels jarring and there's still plenty of space left open for the lyrics. Marciano's vocal delivery is similarly quick-witted but never forceful, balancing deadpan humor and clever pop culture references with stark narratives about drug dealing. The Action Bronson-featuring second track, "Daddy Kane," is one of the album's more boisterous moments, but later songs bluntly describe heartlessness and alienation. At one point, Marciano claims he didn't bleed after being bit by Dracula. Ice-T appears on "The Horns of Abraxas" with an especially grim story about finding dead bodies in a car trunk. Yet there's nothing sensationalist about the album's most brutal lyrics, and they're balanced out by the record's sly sense of humor and casually innovative production.
© Paul Simpson /TiVo

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