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 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.

Reloaded is out now on Decon. Marci Beaucoup is coming soon from Man Bites Dog Records.