HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Common - Nobody's Smiling

    Common - Nobody's Smiling

    Album Reviewsposted 13 hours ago

    Common's latest is his best since "Be," and like the album itself does about Chicago, that says plenty.

  • B.o.B. - No Genre Pt. 2 (Mixtape)

    B.o.B. - No Genre Pt. 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 1 day ago

    On "No Genre Pt.2," B.o.B. makes clear dashes to Pop excellence while maintaining a nice balance of the variety and sincerity from his early mixtapes.

  • Onyx - #TURNDAFUCUP

    Onyx - #TURNDAFUCUP

    Album Reviewsposted 2 days ago

    A continuation of the artistry from "#Wakedafucup" is established on "#Turndafucup," but its attempts at current production trends lack as a whole.

  • MellowHype - INSA (Mixtape)

    MellowHype - INSA (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 8 days ago

    "INSA" is a step forward; MellowHype is shoring up their approach, but they still have yet to put all the pieces together to produce an ingenious matrix.

  • Cam'ron - 1st Of The Month Vol.1 (EP)

    Cam'ron - 1st Of The Month Vol.1 (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 12 days ago

    In addition to solid production, Cam'ron's "1st Of The Month Vol. 1" excels in the instances where it falls in love with its mythos.

  • Madlib - Rock Konducta Pt. 2

    Madlib - Rock Konducta Pt. 2

    Album Reviewsposted 14 days ago

    While Madlib's "Rock Konducta Pt. 2" breaks for in some aspects, it's still an enjoyable compilation of edgy instrumentals and dusty drum breaks.

  • Illa Ghee - Social Graffiti

    Illa Ghee - Social Graffiti

    Album Reviewsposted 15 days ago

    While formulaic in spots, Illa Ghee's "Social Graffiti" wins with surprisingly varied production and consistent surface-level bombast and street similes.

  • Boogie - Thirst 48

    Boogie - Thirst 48

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    "Thist 48" paints Boogie as a promising artist with lots of potential and a level of honesty rarely seen from his peers.

  • Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog (EP)

    Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 19 days ago

    Despite the Nas comparisons, Your Old Droog distinguishes himself from the pack with his self titled EP by mixing personal commentary with clever punchlines.

  • Trey Songz - Trigga

    Trey Songz - Trigga

    Album Reviewsposted 20 days ago

    With "Trigga," Trey Songz succeeds using a simplified, "turnt up" formula for Pop stardom that excels at being commonplace, but not "common."

  • Ab-Soul - These Days

    Ab-Soul - These Days

    Album Reviewsposted 24 days ago

    Ab-Soul has let his high filter out some of the revelations, but "These Days..." is his accessible introduction to the world.

  • Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy

    Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy

    Album Reviewsposted 28 days ago

    Packed with comedy, film, '90s television, and folklore references, Open Mike Eagle's "Dark Comedy" is an incredibly fulfilling listen.

  • Buckshot & P-Money - BackPack Travels

    Buckshot & P-Money - BackPack Travels

    Album Reviewsposted 29 days ago

    Buckshot is pure Brooklyn, and with P-Money, "Backpack Travels" genuinely reflects the traditionally straightforward stylings of Brooklyn Hip Hop lore.

  • Jaded Incorporated (Mayer Hawthorne & 14KT) - The Big Knock

    Jaded Incorporated (Mayer Hawthorne & 14KT) - The Big Knock

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    While Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT combine for some nice electronic Funk, many of their ideas ideas don't fully translate to the finished product.

  • ZelooperZ - Help (Mixtape)

    ZelooperZ - Help (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    ZelooperZ gels a cacophony of beats, rhymes and imagery into a menagerie that pushes the envelope, but he's green enough to be overwhelmed by his own charisma.

  • Swollen Members - Brand New Day

    Swollen Members - Brand New Day

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    "Brand New Day" is an unbalanced but ultimately pleasing mix of Swollen Members' signature stylings with enough experimentation to keep things interesting.