Video Premiere: Roc Marciano - "76" [dir. Jason Goldwatch]
Roc Marciano in a still from Jason Goldwatch's video for "76"
Roc Marciano stays making matte-black titanium hip-hop masterpieces. No gloss, but with a bullet-proof core that can take pretty much anything you throw at it, outperforming everything else on the road. "76" is the example par excellence; the low-key, moody beat driven by piano and eerie vocal progressions (produced by Roc himself) not only stands up to anything looped up by his more famously-named producers but sneaks past them, perfectly fitting the quiet menace of his flow ("Been gettin money, before dinosaurs"). For the video created by (Okayplayer's favorite director?) Jason Goldwatch, Marci mounts up for a kind of Brooklyn western, holstering his sidearm and saddling some actual horses in between posing off for the camera, striking a a b-boy stance in front of a Benz, a Lexus and assorted other whips, Lo-Life style. With muted colors and deceptively calm pacing, its the ideal match for Roc's un-flashy but potentially lethal style. Watch below: