The New York rapper drops the first visual from his new album Mt. Marci.
In case you missed it, Roc Marciano capped a comparatively quiet 2020 with the release of a new album.
On Monday, the rapper dropped his second project of the year, Mt. Marci. The 16-track outing features appearances from Action Bronson, ScHoolboy Q, Kool Keith, and Trent Truce. It’s almost entirely self-produced, save for two tracks with additional contributions from Jake One and Chuck Strangers. It was released exclusively via Roc’s site, where digital downloads are being offered for $40 (a date for the broader release of Mt. Marci has yet to be announced.)
And now, the album has a visual component that’s as lush and grainy as the album itself, offering fans a glimpse at the project before it hits streamers. On Friday night, Roc released an ace clip for the Jake One-produced album cut, “Downtown 81.” Directed by Jason Goldwatch (whose reel features videos for The Roots, Jay Electronica, Pusha T, JAY-Z, Kid Cudi, and other marquees,) the treatment follows Roc’s steps from Japanese garden to gold-plated hotel suite to the racetrack and back.
Watch Roc Marciano stroll through gardens in the video for “Downtown 81” below. Grab your digital download of the album today Mt. Marci is also getting a vinyl pressing with two separate versions. A standard-issue 2xLP is available to pre-order on Fatbeats for $30, but a deluxe edition of the album will run you more than 3x that. The Rocmarci.com version features two bonus tracks and is pressed to a shot-up creme-colored vinyl for $100. Both vinyl packages are expected to ship in mid-to-late March of 2021.