Definitely my favorite Hip Hop album of the year thus far, New York rapper Roc Marciano brings us part two of Rosebudd’s Revenge. This time, RR2: The Bitter Dose. The first aspect that catches my attention is the amazing and extremely soothing production. Exactly half of the album was produced by Roc Marci himself while the rest were contributed by producers Element, Animoss and Don Cee. The samples are absolutely a work of art consisting of soul/oldie R&B type samples. All combined with Marci’s whispery and menacing type delivery. His lyrics are lyrical braggadocio mixed with gangsta subject matter. Again, his delivery being whispery may not catch your attention at first but realize that it goes perfectly with the production. My favorite track would have to be ‘Corniche’ featuring Action Bronson who absolutely goes off. Other standout tracks include ‘Tent City’, ‘Bohemian Grove’, ‘Saks Fifth’, ‘Happy Endings’, ‘Kill You’ and ‘Power’. To finish off, this album reminded me of Madvillainy to be honest considering how detailed and colorful the production was merged with a rapper giving a soft spoken type pronunciation all throughout. This is Hip Hop album of the year so far for me, at least top three and I highly recommend it.