Long Island rapper/producer/ex-Flipmode Squad member Roc Marciano is dropping his sophomore full-length on Decon. The long-awaited 15-track album is an ice-cold slice of New York rap grittiness from a dead-eyed master of the craft.
Reloaded is largely self-produced and thematically airtight. The album showcases Roc in his prime, not so much flexing as effortlessly dismissing any question of his prowess as a producer and emcee. His masterful manipulation of stark loops is wildly refreshing, each utilitarian snare catching threatening syllables at a measured yet completely unravelled clip and spattering vivid imagery on each chilling instrumental. The album also includes guest production from The Alchemist, Q-Tip, Arch Druids, and Ray West, as well as guest apperances by Ka.
“…Roc comes at you with composed bravado, talking coolly about his
spot at the top." FADER
“ that Roc Marciano album...is a MONSTER.” OKAYPLAYER
"“Roc...continues spittin’ raw, abstract nihilism.” EGOTRIP LAND
"...feels like it could go on forever without growing dull.” PITCHFORK (added: 2012-12-27 11:11:15 )