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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Roc Marciano Rosebudd’s Revenge

For decades, most of the best New York rap sounded like a slap in the head. New York is, of course, the city that invented…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Brain-Conquering Majesty Of Migos’ “Bad & Boujee”

I've watched it over and over now. Dozens of times. Whenever I have a moment, or whenever I need a slight dopamine-rush pick-me-up. It never…
Tom Breihan | January 4, 2017 - 9:53 am

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

More Roc Marciano stories

Roc Marciano Releases New Album Rosebudd’s Revenge

Long Island rapper/producer Roc Marciano has just returned with Rosebudd's Revenge, his first official studio album since 2013's Marci Beaucoup. The 15-track project boasts production…
Peter Helman | February 18, 2017 - 6:53 pm

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

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

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

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
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