HIPHOPDX ALBUM REVIEWS

  • Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 The Wait 2

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    Although there are some bright sparks of creativity that remind us of his formidable days, Weezy’s lackluster punchlines, and poor attempts at song remakes is an uneasy indicator that "Tha Carter V" might not be worth the wait after all.

  • Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

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    Whether Lupe Fiasco's latest is better than "The Cool" or worse than "Food & Liquor" is a distraction. "Tetsuo & Youth" deserves its own exalted podium.

  • Joey Bada$$ - B4.Da.$$

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    Confirming Joey Bada$$’s commitment to tradition, B4.Da.$$ harks back more than it pushes forward. It also begs the question: what’s next?

  • Phony Ppl - Yesterday's Tomorrow

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    "Yesterday's Tomorrow" is gentle and almost transcendent.

  • Mark Ronson - Uptown Special

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    Mark Ronson paints his Pop 70s gold and 80s purple, crafting a light, crisp funk experience on "Uptown Special."

  • DMX - Redemption Of The Beast

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    The controversy surrounding this release continues to raise more questions than answers, leading to our decision to not give a rating.

  • Hasan Salaam - Life In Black And White

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    Hasan Salaam’s narratives effectively tell harsh truths about himself and the world around him.

  • Azad Right - For The Hopeful

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    Azad Right hits many of the right notes on "For The Hopeful," a potential filled polemic that reveals his very real upside.

  • Mike Jones - Money Train

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    "Money Train," is a reintroduction of sorts for Mike Jones, and reminds why the rapper gained such instant fame to begin with despite ultimately falling short.

  • B.O.B. - No Genre: The Label

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    "No Genre: The Label" comes up short in many aspects despite the number of very talented people involved.

  • Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife

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    Rae Sremmurd's "SremmLife" displays one amazing, endless time for the “EarDrummers Backwards” boys.

  • Nipsey Hussle - Mailbox Money

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    Nipsey Hussle doesn't stray far from his aesthetic on "Mailbox Money," crafting a luminous extension of last year's "Crenshaw."

  • A-Villa - Carry On Tradition

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    "Carry On Tradition" is an admirable album from a producer that has conjured his dream, and created a project worthy of praise.

  • Terrace Martin - Times

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    In these festive 13 songs, the listener finds new elements of Martin to appreciate, and previous elements to miss.

  • Fabolous - The Young OG Project

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    Fabolous’ continues his yearly holiday tradition with "The Young OG Project," an homage to ‘90s Hip Hop with a more mellow twist.

  • Wale - Festivus (Mixtape)

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    "Festivus" is a confluence of arts and styles, culminating in a satisfying listen.