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Lists 1–5 are exclusively hip hop publications by writers respected in the field. 6–9 are rock publications; 6–7 are American, 8–9, British. 10 is a British dance music magazine. Albums that appear on any four lists or more have been included.
In this light, the Staten Island Guido is the most vivid, visible (and, some might say, grotesque) reflection of the borough's psychology. He turns "Guido" from a slur to a badge of honor and wears his déclassé otherness as proudly and aggressively as a punk rocker. (In its snob-scandalizing powers, the blowback is a far more radical hairstyle today than the Mohawk.) "The Situation" is exemplary: part insufferable rooster, part underdog. Kind of like his hometown.