HIPHOPDX ALBUM REVIEWS

  • Shlohmo - Dark Red

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    "Dark Red" is a brooding descent into the aimless rage of the modern world.

  • Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art

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    At times the style is frayed, but Raekwon does a good job of balancing radio-friendly Rap with material his diehard fans crave.

  • Yelawolf - Love Story

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    Yelawolf's "Love Story" is a mixed bag of multiplicity all pining for attention at once, but only one can win at a time.

  • Red Pill - Look What This World Did To Us

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    The scene opens on Red Pill confronting his demons, and ends in Bukowskian fashion, with no answers whatsoever save hope.

  • Young Thug - Barter 6

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    Despite being Hip Hop’s most polarizing figure, Thugger stakes his claim as “New Atlanta”s best.

  • Bodega Bamz - Sidewalk Exec

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    "Sidewalk Exec" doesn’t push the envelope, but does establish Bodega Bamz as a voice to watch out of New York.

  • Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb

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    "Cherry Bomb" is an onslaught of airborne synths and gnarled stabs, the explosive instrumentals and Tyler's unabashed love for music shines through.

  • Curren$y - Pilot Talk 3

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    Curren$y remains remarkably consistent on this release, and it serves as a welcome addition to the Pilot Talk series.

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  • Ludacris - Ludaversal

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    Ludacris' "Ludaversal" is the legendary emcee jubilant and somber, letting the public in on a rare peek behind his persona's curtain.

  • Wale - The Album About Nothing

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    In attempting to placate mainstream tastes, Wale falls short of the album being the unique and idea-bending success the 2010 mixtape was.

  • Rapper Big Pooh - Words Paint Pictures

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    Reinvigorated through the co-sign of Mello Music Group, Big Pooh meshes well with Apollo Brown.

  • Vic Spencer - The Cost Of Victory

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    While “rappers who rap about Rap” have often been criticized, Spencer’s skill with wordplay propels you through this project.

  • Mello Music Group - Persona

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    “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

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

  • Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful

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    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

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    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.