Last year, the great Long Island rapper/producer Roc Marciano released Reloaded, an album of blunted and fractured boom-bap that ranked as one of 2012’s great under-the-radar rap albums. Roc’s got a new album coming out soon, with the hilarious title Marci Beaucoup, and the horn-drenched track “Ruff Town” unites him with the Queensbridge veteran Cormega, whose cerebral, word-drunk style makes him an important Roc influence. The “Ruff Town” video, from director Deviant, starts out as your usual low-stakes underground rap video, but it turns violent toward the end. Watch it below.
Status Ain’t Hood: The Stark Blankness Of Travi$ Scott’s Disappointing Rodeo
If you go see Travi$ Scott live, you'll see some exciting things. You'll see Scott whirling across the stage, his hair flying in every direction.
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 11:18 am
Disgruntled VMA-Nominated Director Had A Shitty Time On His Crowdfunded Night Out
Remember that VMA-nominated director Josh Forbes who was forced to crowdfund his $450-$800 ticket to the illustrious MTV ceremony? Well, he managed to afford attending…
Caitlin White | September 2, 2015 - 10:41 am
The Week In Pop: Making Sense Of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
Let us begin by appreciating -- if not in the "Yay!" sense, at least the "Wow!" sense -- that the Disney Channel cash cow behind…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2015 - 4:31 pm
Director Joseph Kahn Defends Latest Taylor Swift Video Accused Of Racism
We're seeing the beginnings of a pattern here: Taylor Swift makes a sleek, high-profile video that seems racially weird in some way or another, and…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 4:33 pm