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Roc Marciano Reloaded Review

It'd be a lazy critic's choice to label Roc Marciano as a grimy New York dude who follows the lineage of Mobb Deep and Raekwon and can spit AAA rhyme scheme for a full 16. This approach sells the Strong Island artist, and arguably one of the best albums of 2012, short. It neglects the cohesiveness of his vision and the veiled depth of his lyrics and lo-fi production. For some listeners, Reloaded—the followup to 2010's Marcberg—may take a few intent listens before these qualities shine, but they are certainly present in force. There is a lot of pain on ...

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