HIPHOPDX ALBUM REVIEWS

  • Mello Music Group - Persona

    album review posted by

    “Persona” practices what it preaches: unity, progress, and sheer talent, articulated through music.

  • Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

    album review posted by

    Odd Future’s sharpest rhymer is gloomy, but maintains a sense of maturity

  • Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful

    album review posted by

    Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful" is a smogasbord of elements all featuring Bronsolino's signature quirkiness and lyrical prowess.

  • Da Mafia 6ix - Watch What U Wish

    album review posted by

    Sans Gangsta Boo and lightly seasoned appearances from the late Lord Infamous, “Watch What U Wish” is still a hellishly good time from Da Mafia 6ix.

  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

    album review posted by

    "To Pimp A Butterfly" is ambitious in its attempt to inspire a generation to change the world for the better and poignant enough to actually do so.

  • Ratking - 700 Fill

    album review posted by

    Unlike some of their 1990s-obsessed contemporaries, Ratking transcend rote nostalgia with a more eclectic palate.

  • G-Unit - The Beast is G-Unit

    album review posted by

    “The Beast is G-Unit” is a testament to the group’s new approach, and for a six-song EP, there is great diversity of sound.

  • Heems - Eat Pray Thug

    album review posted by

    "Eat Pray Thug" speaks for the disenfrancished, fractured elements of Heem's post 9/11 New York.

  • Jarren Benton - Slow Motion Volume One EP

    album review posted by

    Despite a few mishaps, Jarren Benton delivers another solid effort.

  • Cannibal Ox - Blade Of The Ronin

    album review posted by

    "Blade of the Ronin" has cinematic undertones, with instrumental skits providing a loose inter-track cohesion.

  • Open Mike Eagle - A Special Episode Of (EP)

    album review posted by

    "A Special Episode Of - EP" is charming, venomous and packed with his unusually superb wordplay.

  • Future Brown - Future Brown

    album review posted by

    Future Brown's eponymous LP swirls with open aired magnetism, at once inclusive and intimate as a celebration of seemingly disparate sounds come together.

  • CyHi The Prynce - Black Hystori Project 2: NAACP

    album review posted by

    Cyhi's "Black Hystori Project 2: NAACP" constantly reminds us that he is an artist more concerned with genuine expression rather than mainstream appeal.

  • Doomtree - All Hands

    album review posted by

    Doomtree’s "All Hands," bings, crashes and dives to great effect, utilizing a sound that’s one-third punk, one-third underground and one-third "Yeezus."

  • Fashawn - The Ecology

    album review posted by

    Fashawn’s sophomore release is a strong follow-up, six years in the making, that hits hard while preaching perseverance.

  • Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD - Sour Soul

    album review posted by

    "Sour Soul" doesn’t belong entirely to its main rapper and a primary investment in the music itself has paid off.