|Re-issued in 2012 as Marcberg Deluxe with the instrumentals on a second disc.|
Following a meeting with Busta Rhymes, Roc Marciano found himself signed to Flipmode Records in 1999. After appearing on classic hits like ''The Heist'' on Busta's multi-platinum album ''Anarchy'', multiple songs with the Flipmode Squad and numerous appearances on some of hip-hop's most coveted producers' (Easy Mo Bee, The Beatminerz, The Violator compilation) albums and gracing the Summer Jam stage as a Flipmode member, Roc found himself in limbo without a solo deal. Undaunted, Roc continued to record at his Long Island home studio which became the meeting grounds for his new brain child The UN. The group garnered buzz within the underground hip-hop community after passing around raw demos and with a standout performance on legendary producer Pete Rock's critically acclaimed album ''PeteStrumentals'' in 2001. After touring heavily early on continuing to make appearances on albums, the rapper was finally ready to unleash Marcberg. A brazen Roc Marciano states, ''Niggas today are all rhyming the same. I come from a place where biting is still not allowed. My sound is without rules! My formula is NO formula! You have to be an original. A one of one!'' With his Fat Beats Records solo debut Roc plans to show the world his raw lyricism and production skills. ''I just remember sitting next to the radio trying to tape Marley Marl's Rap attack'' adds Roc. ''It was all about Rakim, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Granddaddy I.U all of that. Back then whoever was the nicest on the mic had to get dealt with. You couldn't just be talking about anything on the mic. That was millions of blunts ago. I wanna bring a little of that feeling back.'' No guests and no B.S.