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Madonna’s “Bitch, I’m Madonna” is a bad video. It might be a good video if Madonna wasn’t out here trying to compete with Taylor Swift’s “Badd Blood” in the guest-star department and failing hilariously. Swift got her guest stars to throw knives and kung fu fight. Madonna has higher-wattage celebrities, but she can’t get them… More »

When you don’t have to listen to terrestrial radio, it can be hard to get excited about it, especially if you don’t live in a big city. Charlottesville, the small Southern college town where I’ve been living for about four years now, isn’t exactly a radio hotbed. There’s one freeform community radio station that canMore »

Last year, there was one album — Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City — that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

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Roc Marciano – “456” (Feat. Action Bronson)

Yesterday, the great Long Island rapper/producer Roc Marciano quietly released his new album Marci Beaucoup. Marci won Album Of The Week last year for hi…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2013 - 10:50 am

Download Roc Marciano The Pimpire Strikes Back Mixtape

The great Long Island rapper and producer Roc Marciano has been kicking around the New York rap scene for more than a decade, and i…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2013 - 9:46 am

Roc Marciano – “Ruff Town” (Feat. Cormega) Video

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…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2013 - 11:17 am

Roc Marciano – “76” Video

On his great new album Reloaded, Roc Marciano perfects a sort of impressionistic reflection of the New York headknock music of the mid-'90s. And similarly,…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Roc Marciano – “Deeper” Video

Roc Marciano's spaced-out and beautifully written Reloaded is one of the year's best rap albums, and now it has its first video. In the cli…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Album Of The Week: Roc Marciano Reloaded

Here are the things I remember about the Flipmode Squad, Busta Rhymes' late-'90s rap crew: Rah Digga, the female rapper with the supremely tough and…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2012 - 1:43 pm
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Stream Roc Marciano Reloaded

Back in 2010, the Long Island rap veteran Roc Marciano released the stunning Marcberg, a spare, haunted, word-drunk voyage into old New York tough-guy ra…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2012 - 2:31 pm
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Roc Marciano – “Nine Spray” (Feat. Ka)

For a while now, Long Island rap veteran Roc Marciano has been making dusky, spare New York rap that recalls the mid-'90s without ever translating…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 10:30 am

Roc Marciano – “76”

Two years ago, the veteran Long Island rapper Roc Marciano released the great self-produced solo album Marcberg, which took classic New York headknock rap and…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2012 - 9:07 am
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Meyhem Lauren – “Peruvian Desserts” (Feat. Action Bronson & Roc Marciano)

We've already heard "Special Effects," the Action Bronson/Himanshu collab from New York rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren -- a track from Lauren's forthcoming Respect The Fly
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Roc Marciano – “Poltergeist”

The latest single from the cinematic, raspy-voiced Long Island rapper/producer Roc Marciano is called "Poltergeist," and it's a textbook example of the sort of fractured…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Action Bronson & Party Supplies – “Hookers At The Point” Video (NSFW)

The great and ascendant New York rapper Action Bronson has teamed with producer Party Supplies for a new mixtape called Blue Chips that's set to…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2012 - 2:48 pm
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Quelle Chris – “Shotguns” (Feat. Danny Brown & Roc Marciano)

On the heels of one Detroit rapper/Detroit producer collaboration comes another, this time featuring rapper/producer Quelle Chris alongside fellow Detroit rapper Danny Brown. This isn't…
Corban Goble | October 19, 2011 - 2:15 pm