Rocc releases new EP album ‘Community Service’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Rocc has released his latest official EP album, “Community Service.” The EP album contains seven original Rocc tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Blue Collar Music Entertainment record label. Gritty, direct, and bringing urban poetry on par with the West Coast’s best, “Community Service” showcases Rocc as one of the most intriguing hip hop artists of the year so far and promises we can expect plenty more in the years to come.

Long Beach’s Rocc cites as main artistic influences Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, J Cole, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Vince Staples, and Lil Wayne. Rocc’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result which continues to keep hip-hop fans coming back for more. With an emphasis on wordplay, back beats and rock-solid bass lines, “Community Service” by Rocc has a little something for every avid hip-hop listener.

Neither is Rocc’s “Community Service” simple music for it’s own sake. The title being more literal than figurative, Rocc makes a point on his new EP to bring socially conscientious songs at a time when many think it’s needed more than ever.

My message is simple,” Rocc writes. “You can come from the hood/ghetto and still end up on top with an intelligent mindset, ready to win. No matter how much we go through in life, as long as you stay focused and positive, nothing can stop you.”

Community Service” isn’t all sunshine and empowerment, however. Rocc has a bone to pick with less sophisticated hip hop, and he picks it.

In this EP,” he says, I expose the insecurities of the average ‘hood nigga’ and these uncultured rappers, while providing light solutions that might help some of the problems in the black community.”

Like Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G before him, Rocc also identifies as an artist of the LBC, but one with a mission.

Rocc writes, “The way I see it, Compton has Kendrick – Long Beach needs one.”

“Community Service” by Rocc on the Blue Collar Music Entertainment label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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