AOTY 2017
Rosebudd's Revenge
Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
February 21, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Marci Enterprises / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

It’s not every day (or month or year) that an album like Rosebudd’s Revenge comes along, one that packs a novel’s worth of imagery, mood, characterization, conflict and theme into practically every line; one that presents scenes so meticulously crafted they inspire us to pick up the narrative threads ourselves, to explore where they came from and try to figure out where they lead, which is always farther than the story tells.

84
HipHopDX

In an increasingly-predictable rap universe top-heavy with trolling mumble-rappers and formulaic pop-trap beats, Rosebudd’s Revenge’s quiet-storm menace makes for a surreptitiously potent punch of heavyweight Hip Hop.

80
Pitchfork

Rosebudd’s Revenge, the long-awaited proper follow-up to 2012’s Reloaded, carries each piece of his style toward the extreme, which makes this his most confounding, and maybe his most singular work to date.

70
Exclaim!
Still, overall this is street-hop at its purest. While its 'realness' likely won't win Roc too many new fans, it's sure to satisfy those down with the brand, and fans of that underground aesthetic he's become known for.
Mar 27, 2017*
BuffaloStaple
60
This guy's way with words is extremely compelling, however the beats do tend to stagnate quite a lot on this record, but this guy's impressive capabilities as a lyricist do keep me engaged for the most part, I just can't get away from the fact that there's really not much diversity or character at all on this album. Despite that, if you're looking for some soulful, lyrical rap, this album should satisfy, but I can't deny how boring some of these instrumentals were for me.
Feb 27, 2017
98
Roc Marciano has delivered another bangin' album from beginning to end yet again. he's 4 for 4.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#29/Complex
#48/Stereogum
Track List
  1. Move Dope
  2. Rosebudd's Revenge
  3. History
  4. Better Know
  5. No Smoke (feat. Knowledge the Pirate)
  6. Gunsense
  7. Killing Time
  8. Burkina Faso
  9. Marksmen (feat. Ka)
  10. Herringbone
  11. Pimp Arrest
  12. Pray 4 Me
  13. Here I Am
  14. Already
  15. Pig Knuckles


Added on: February 25, 2017