Roc Marciano’s a scary dude. And not “take your shit” scary: Marci’s straight-up “haunt the shit out of you” scary. At his best, he’s a weed-head ghost, lacing his blunts with rat poison. The Long Island MC has a voice that cuts like a dagger, and a gift for vivid, bone-chilling wordplay. On last year’s Greneberg, he collaborated with producers Oh No and the Alchemist - Gangrene, collectively - to match their demonic prog rock production with, what else, scary-ass flows. His “Hoard 90” was one of my favorite tracks of the year, albeit one that made me look over my shoulder every ten seconds.
New cut “Poltergeist” makes those supernatural undertones explicit. The track’s produced by Arch Druids, a production team I can find almost no information about, except that they’ve had a project called Scorched Earth Policy in the works for the better part of a year. Listen up.