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Status Ain't Hood

Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right

"You love to hear the story, again and again, of how it all got started way back when." That was MC Shan on "The Bridge"
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 10:49 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Future Era Is Over

Fitted shirt-sleeves rolled-up, curled into a half-crouch, Jay Z looks somewhere off-camera and offers this prophecy: "I promise they ain't gon' like this!" He's right,…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Kevin Gates Makes Some Strange Decisions On His Major-Label Debut

Kanye West wasn't in the room for the first Kanye West stage-crash of 2016. Instead, a random and stoned-looking young man wandered onstage as the…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 9:33 am

More Roc Marciano stories

Roc Marciano – “All For It”

It's been about three years since the great Long Island rap mutterer Roc Marciano released his Marci Beaucoup album, and I am good and ready…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2016 - 11:45 am

Status Ain't Hood

Kevin Gates Makes Some Strange Decisions On His Major-Label Debut

Kanye West wasn't in the room for the first Kanye West stage-crash of 2016. Instead, a random and stoned-looking young man wandered onstage as the…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 9:33 am

Ka – “30 Keys” Video

Last year, the meditative DIY Brooklyn rapper/producer Ka teamed up with producer Preservation to form a duo called Dr. Yen Lo, and they album they…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Meyhem Lauren – “Bonus Round” (Feat. Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, & Big Body Bes) (Stereogum Premiere)

Veteran Queens rap bruiser Meyhem Lauren is best-known for rapping alongside Action Bronson, but he's made some seriously powerful music on his own; both his…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2015 - 9:55 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2015 - 9:33 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Classic Rap Radio Is The Best Shit Ever

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…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2015 - 2:02 pm

List

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

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,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

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 his…
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 in…
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 clip…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Album Of The Week

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

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 rap…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2012 - 2:31 pm

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

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

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