Roc Marciano & The Alchemist Deliver Deluxe Of "The Elephant Man's Bones"

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With two new bonus tracks on "The ALC Edition," now's the perfect time to hear this engaging piece if you haven't already.

Last year, Roc Marciano and The Alchemist collaborated for one of 2022's best rap albums: The Elephant Man's Bones. For the lyrically-minded and for fans of abstract production, this project filled pretty much every niche and desire. In addition, the duo bolstered it with excellent features from Boldy James, Action Bronson, Ice-T, and Knowledge The Pirate. However, they weren't quite done with it just yet, and they realized that there's more to share from his fitting, chemistry-filled, and creative team-up. With two new bonus tracks, the underground legends graced us with The ALC Edition of this album, fitting for a 2023 revamp.

Furthermore, now's the perfect time to tune into Roc Marciano's latest if you missed it last year. These new bonus tracks represent everything that made The Elephant Man's Bones such a compelling LP, and The Alchemist doesn't slouch in the slightest. "DNA" opens with a menacing bassline and string arrangement, providing fertile ground for the New York MC to stomp on with vivid and twisted hunger. Conversely, the dreamy synth pads and chill, perky rhythms on "Turkey Wings" offer Marciano's verses a more nostalgic and laidback context.

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The Elephant Man's Bones The ALC Edition From Roc Marciano & The Alchemist: Stream

Meanwhile, it's actually been a busy couple of weeks for Uncle Al, revamping one of 2022's best and dropping what will surely be one of 2023's best. On Friday (August 25), he and Earl Sweatshirt unveiled VOIR DIRE, releasing it completely for free (no DSPs yet, though) and putting up each individual track for purchase as an NFT. We'll never complain about new music from these incredible wordsmiths, or from one of hip-hop's best producers. If you haven't heard The Elephant Man's Bones The ALC Edition yet, find it on your preferred streaming service and peep the tracklist below. Also, stay up to date on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Roc Marciano and The Alchemist.

1. Rubber Hand Grip
2. Daddy Kane (feat. Action Bronson)
3. Deja Vu
4. Quantum Leap
5. The Elephant Man's Bones
6. Bubble Bath
7. Liquid Coke
8. Trillion Cut (feat. Boldy James)
9. The Horns of Abraxas (feat. Ice-T)
10. JJ Flash
11. Zig Zag Zig
12. Stigmata
13. Zip Guns (feat. Knowledge The Pirate)
14. Think Big
15. DNA - Bonus Track
16. Turkey Wings - Bonus Track

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.