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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…   Read Story »
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 Reloaded and also dropped the very good…   Read Story »
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 recent years, he's been a crucial player in a revitalized internet…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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, in the video for album standoutu "76,"…   Read Story »
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 for "Deeper," Roc Marci and friends take over a…   Read Story »
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 husky voice, who went on to a pretty decent solo…   Read Story »
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 weirdness. The self-produced album slowly…   Read Story »
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 as retro-rap; his great new album Reloaded is out…   Read Story »
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 made it something weed-infused and…   Read Story »