Roc Marciano Names His 25 Favorite Albums

Roc Marciano names Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" and Ghostface Killah's "Supreme Clientele" to his top albums list.

Tomorrow November 13, Roc Marciano will finally release his long-awaited sophomore project Reloaded. Now, in a recent interview with Complex, the Long Island rapper discusses his personal favorite LPs.

To kick off the list, Roc Marcy named Michael Jackson's 1979 classic Off the Wall. He recalled picking up the LP on vinyl while recording his debut Marcberg not for sampling purposes, but simply because it took him back to his childhood.

“I love this album. It reminds me of all my childhood memories," he said. "I’m trapped in the 80’s when I hear that. When I was shopping for records when I was recording Marcberg, I saw Off The Wall in the store, a clean copy on vinyl. And I knew I wasn’t gonna use it for my album, but you can’t resist buying it. Even today, if I see it in a record store and it’s a clean copy, I just buy it. Like, ‘I can’t believe this is available, still.’ To me, that’s just Mike at his best. The whole album is fire.” 

Roc also named Ghostface Killah's 2000 solo release Supreme Clientele to his list, describing it as the Staten Island emcee's best effort. He added that while his personal preference lies with cuts like "Stroke of Death" and "Stay True," there isn't a single missstep on the album.

“‘To me, that’s Ghostface at his best," he said. "'Stroke Of Death,’ the joint where they’re just spinning the record back [is one of my favorites]. It reminds me of like basement parties around the way, or a party at someone’s apartment, where dude is just bringing the record back. That shit is crazy. And the other joint, it’s like the ‘puppy love’ song, ‘Child’s Play.’ Real soulful. What else? ‘The streets is rough out here, the crack game came and had it’s years.’ Yeah, ‘Stay True.’ There’s no misses on that album. It don’t get no better than that from a solo artist’s album.”

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  • shambamenelek

    Best 25 list I ever seen this shit is crazy!

  • Anonymous

    man i am trapped in the 80's early 90's too the rap game is wack now

  • UK

    knows his music, Off the Wall is definitly Mikes best, smashing it solo. And Supreme Clientele is still the freshest wu banger 101

  • wu wear

    This is probably the best top 25 list I've seen. Props to Roc Marc.

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  • Anonymous

    MJ - Off The Wall.. ok this dude knows what he talking about!!!

  • PM

    The list is on Complex's site

  • nickrazor2000

    "Roc Marciano names his 25 favorite albums" He only named 2 albums. WTF??? no one else caught that? Oh, I forgot, most of you are too caught up in making your own crappy lists.

  • rahrahrah

    Tell me how we're going fail, when we dealing with Supreme Clientele! Yes Marc..Clientele is the illest. That's my shit there...One! That song floors me everytime!

  • Brizz

    Dope solid list, big up 2 Mr Marciano, Marcberg was album of the year 2010 and probably reloaded 2012, a little early to tell yet but i smell a win. pz.

  • Anonymous

    So where these 25 alnums???? If you bite articles DX then bite the whole article. You lazy fucks

  • Nafan

    Top 27 alive or in heaven. 1. Biggie 2. Rakim 3. Krs one 4. Nas 5. Jay z 6. 2pac 7. Ll cool j 8. Scarface 9. Ice cube 10. Kool g rap 11. Big daddy Kane 12. Masta ace 13. Slick Rick 14. AZ 15. GZA 16. Jeru the damaja 17. Big L 18. Big pun 19. Guru 20. Redman 21. Black thought 22. Prodigy 23. Eminem 24. Common 25. Canibus 26. Tragedy khadafi 27. Cormega

  • #YaBish

    1. Eminem- The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) Must Listen: Kill You 2. Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001) Must Listen: Takeover 3. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) Must Listen: Just Don't Give a Fuck 4. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) Must Listen: Devil in a New Dress feat. Rick Ross 5. OutKast - ATLiens (1996) Must Listen: Babylon 6. Nas - Illmatic (1994) Must Listen: N.Y. State of Mind 7. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996) Must Listen: Dead Presidents II 8. Kanye West - The College Dropout (2004) Must Listen: Jesus Walks 9. Common - Be (2005) Must Listen: It's Your World (Part 1 & 2) 10. The Roots - undun (2011) Must Listen: I Remember 11. OutKast - Aquemini (1998) Must Listen: Rosa Parks 12. eLZhi - Elmatic (2011) Must Listen: Life's a Bitch feat. Royce da 5'9" & Stokley Williams 13. Talib Kweli - Quality (2002) Must Listen: Get By 14. Eminem - The Eminem Show (2002) Must Listen: Till I Collapse feat. Nate Dogg 15. Blu & Exile - Below the Heavens (2007) Must Listen: Cold Hearted feat. Miguel 16. Kanye West - Late Registration (2005) Must Listen: Diamonds from Sierra Leone 17. The Roots - Things Fall Apart (1999) Must Listen: You Got Me feat. Erykah Badu & Eve 18. Jay-Z - The Black Album (2003) Must Listen: Public Service Announcement 19. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992) Must Listen: Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang feat. Snoop Dogg 20. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998) Must Listen: Definition

    • Anonymous

      Whatever man. Talking about album sales. So vanilla ice is one of the greatest? Lol.

    • Anonymous

      @Former fan Whether you like it or not The Marshall Mathers LP & The Eminem Show are hip hop classics, if not for how dope they were then for being the 2 best selling hip hop albums of all time.

    • Former fan

      You must be either a teenager or early 20s. Nobody likes eminem that much haha lol. That's cute though. Eminem is your favorite rapper. The dude has made one classic and thats slim shady lp. Marshall mathers lp is abit dated now. The dude is a legend but has fallen off. Even vanilla ice sounds more hip hop then eminem at the moment. Seriously skylar grey?

    • Shawn penn

      1. Nas -illmatic 2. Notorious b.i.g - ready to die 3. Snoop doggy dogg - doggystyle 4. Wu tang clan - enter the wu 5. Dr dre - the chronic 6. Public enemy - it takes a nation 7. Tribe called quest - the low end theory 8. Boogie down productions - criminal minded 9. Notorious b.i.g - life after death 10. Eric b and Rakim - paid in full

    • donnie mac

      To play your little game, on "Reasonable Doubt" I listen to "Can I Live" and "D'Evils" but "Up In Smoke" was a banger and Jay didn't do that song. "What More Can I Say" makes "The Black Album". Black Star's "History" is my favorite, and Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" is my #1. "Illadelph Halftime" by The Roots is better than the other two, and "Doggy Dogg World" was the song on "The Chronic". "Marshall Mathers LP" is not better than "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back" or Redman's "Muddy Waters". NOBODY has the pristine, immaculate list that all should follow. And A LOT of your "must listen's" are RADIO DRIVEN SONGS, not ALBUM tracks (filler). Why should I think you know your music? Just put on the headphones and enjoy the sounds.

    • Doubl Negative

      Get off Em's dick you faggot Stan.

  • Anonymous

    complex link stupid ass, response to my own question

  • i'mgonnastartshit!

    No, why did he pick "Off the Wall"? That's MJ's worst album. He shoulda picked "Thriller", that's the best one. And "Supreme Clientele"? That doesn't hold a candle to "Ironman". Fuck this nigga.

    • Anonymous

      lmao @ this stupid ass nigga talking shit about thriller vs off the wall. gtfooh. you don't know what you're talking about. you don't know shit!!!

    • Anonymous

      Iron and Supreme are both classics...No use arguing over which is better. My personal favorite was "The Pretty Tony Album"...To each his own.

    • Supes

      Off the Wall shits on Thriller.Both are classics but Off the Wall is the shit.

    • Anonymous

      Fuck u, fuck ur mom, ur dad, ur sisters, ur brothers, ur family in whole, ur life and everything. The nigga said his favorite albums and not ur faggot ass's.

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