1. Roc Marciano: 5 Records That Changed My Life.

    By David Ma. Roc Marciano's 2010 debut LP, Marcberg, showed a penchant for memorably moody production and stacked rhyme schemes. The gritty, claustrophobic soundscapes gripped hip-hop purists and crime rhyme enthusiasts alike, sucker-punching cats who to that point knew only of Roc via his brief stint with the Flipmode Squad or random guest spots. But the Long Island-bred rapper/producer was just getting started. A subsequent super-trio, Greneberg, with Oh No and Alchemist of Gangrene resulted in an EP of similarly moody narratives. And the culmination is this year's Reloaded - an elevated, vivid solo follow-up to Marcberg that finds Roc spitting his uniquely fragmented poetry over both his own beats and those of legends like Q-Tip. Also known as Rakeem Myer, here one of the most revered artists in the game discusses a few of the records that forever altered his life.

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    1. N.W.A - Efil4zaggin (Ruthless, 1991)

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    Roc Marciano: I was into this immediately. I was already a fan from Straight Outta Compton so I checked this out as soon as I could. I was still real young then and it was the first album that I remember getting excited to get to the end. It was like an action movie to me. It taught me that you need to entertain throughout the entire duration of an album. Cheap Ray Bans Fake Oakleys "Alwayz Into Somethin" Knockoff Oakley Sunglasses is one of my favorite Dre instrumentals ever. It's ridiculous. And Oakley Sunglasses Cheap the video Fake Oakley Sunglasses of them in the Benz and everything? Wow, it's one of the most smoothest beats but it's also so hard at the same time. The production and the topics it all covered went together so smoothly. It was the first time I really started looking up to Dr. Dre and all the little things he puts into his releases.

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    2. GZA - Liquid Swords (Geffen, 1995)

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    3. D'Angelo - Voodoo (Virgin, 2000)

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    4. Main Source - Breaking Atoms (Wild Pitch, 1991)

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    5. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (Bad Boy, 1997)

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