HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Joell Ortiz - House Slippers

    Joell Ortiz - House Slippers

    Album Reviewsposted 6 days ago

    "House Slippers" is technically sharp and creatively transparent, but ill-fitting, R&B-infused tracks spliced between stronger efforts, hinder its consistency.

  • Lecrae - Anomaly

    Lecrae - Anomaly

    Album Reviewsposted 7 days ago

    Despite resorting to generalities at times, Lecrae's "Anomaly" is about being different. The fact that Lecrae actually is makes it a solid, genuine effort.

  • Chris Brown - X

    Chris Brown - X

    Album Reviewsposted 8 days ago

    Chris Brown's attempts at appealing to all corners of the urban pop spectrum at-present are commendable, but possibly a case of the vocalist doing too much.

  • Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark - Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark

    Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark - Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark

    Album Reviewsposted 9 days ago

    Slimkid 3 and DJ Nu-Mark offer a solid but sometimes inconsistent product with their self-titled, collaborative effort. It's nostalgic but not progressive.

  • Lil Bibby - Free Crack 2 (Mixtape)

    Lil Bibby - Free Crack 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 11 days ago

    "Free Crack 2" is a step-up from its predecessor in both production value and expectations, but Lil Bibby swerves slightly, creating a fractured listen.

  • Jhene Aiko - Souled Out

    Jhene Aiko - Souled Out

    Album Reviewsposted 12 days ago

    Jhene Aiko's sterling debut brings a level of honesty, depth of feeling and candor to the R&B space, but stagnates just enough to cheapen its dreamscape.

  • Rittz - Next To Nothing

    Rittz - Next To Nothing

    Album Reviewsposted 13 days ago

    "Next To Nothing" finds Rittz at home over dynamic production, blending early mixtape strategy with new material which to appease old fans and gain new ones.

  • Curren$y - Saturday Night Car Tunes (Mixtape)

    Curren$y - Saturday Night Car Tunes (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 14 days ago

    Curren$y's wit and wordplay are present throughout "Saturday Night Car Tunes," but a lack of cohesion and focus keeps the mixtape from reaching elite status.

  • Homeboy Sandman - Hallways

    Homeboy Sandman - Hallways

    Album Reviewsposted 16 days ago

    The frank, off-kilter "Hallways" is excellent "grown up" Hip Hop that has no interest in romanticizing or condemning Homeboy Sandman's shortcomings.

  • Gucci Mane - I Am Trap (Mixtape)

    Gucci Mane - I Am Trap (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    The appearance of a few rushed tracks doesn't detract from Gucci Mane impressively reverting to his early aughts form with the "I Am Trap" mixtape.

  • Problem - 354: Liftoff (Mixtape)

    Problem - 354: Liftoff (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 19 days ago

    While containing a few hiccups, Problem's "354: Lift Off" is an entertaining blend of original material and reinterpretations of well-known hits.

  • Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

    Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

    Album Reviewsposted 20 days ago

    While Jeezy's "Seen It All: The Autobiography" is uneven in spurts, it feels like an honest, autobiographical retelling of Snowman lore.

  • Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 21 days ago

    While not as solid as his "Beach House tapes," "Sign Language" is a persuasive indicator Ty Dolla $ign will eventually smooth out the kinks in his approach.

  • G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 25 days ago

    With a simple but winning formula of aggressive rhymes and production to match, "The Beauty Of Independence" revisits G-Unit's peak with an eye on the future.

  • Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Album Reviewsposted 29 days ago

    If filmmaker David Lynch made a Hip Hop album, it would probably sound like this one Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief's "There Is Only Now."

  • Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Mick Jenkins' "The Water[s]" is an incredibly challenging project that requires multiple listens to fully unpack its meaning.