HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Keyshia Cole - Point Of No Return

    Keyshia Cole - Point Of No Return

    Album Reviewsposted 2 hours ago

    Keyshia Cole successfully expresses fervent, unfettered emotion on "Point Of No Return", but finds it challenging to deliver a stand out single.

  • Diamond District - March On Washington

    Diamond District - March On Washington

    Album Reviewsposted 1 day ago

    With "March On Washington," Diamond District provide a concise, diverse package that showcases their skills while providing entertainment and social commentary.

  • Rapsody - Beauty And The Beast (EP)

    Rapsody - Beauty And The Beast (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 days ago

    Rapsody's "Beauty and The Beast" is a stellar take on her strengths, but doesn't experiment enough with her delivery to truly carry Jamla's searing production.

  • Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

    Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

    Album Reviewsposted 5 days ago

    FlyLo's fifth LP is intimate and ethereal, and though its title embraces the macabre, the project favors liberation over lamentation.

  • Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait

    Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait

    Album Reviewsposted 5 days ago

    Concise, jarring, and ominous, "Hell Can Wait" succeeds at conveying the apocalypse of some realities, turning a local lament in to a universal one.

  • The Black Opera - The Great Year

    The Black Opera - The Great Year

    Album Reviewsposted 6 days ago

    On "The Great Year," The Black Opera use their distinct sound to take a stance, but there are moments when that stance could use some nuance.

  • Saigon - GSNT 3: The Troubled Times Of Brian Carenard

    Saigon - GSNT 3: The Troubled Times Of Brian Carenard

    Album Reviewsposted 7 days ago

    Saigon's latest iteration of "Greatest Story Never Told" isn't a retread, but it's a reminder that he's capable of better.

  • OnCue - Angry Young Man

    OnCue - Angry Young Man

    Album Reviewsposted 7 days ago

    "Angry Young Man" finds OnCue immolating himself on wax with hell-bent bars over gnarled guitar synths, but he flattens out as songs become repeat affiars.

  • Bishop Nehru & MF DOOM - NehruvianDOOM

    Bishop Nehru & MF DOOM - NehruvianDOOM

    Album Reviewsposted 10 days ago

    Experimental in almost all the right ways and filled with well-crafted, ominous beats, "NehruvianDOOM" is a step up for the emcee in his young career.

  • Childish Gambino - STN MTN

    Childish Gambino - STN MTN

    Album Reviewsposted 11 days ago

    STN MTN has Childish Gambino rapping over the most accessible production of his career, but we also see his rhyme schemes fall short where they usually shine.

  • Rich Gang - Tha Tour Pt. 1 (Mixtape)

    Rich Gang - Tha Tour Pt. 1 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 12 days ago

    The bizarre trinity of Birdman, Young Thug, and Rich Homie Quan makes for a surprisingly trap-love-fest that hypnotizes you for its entirety.

  • Tinashe - Aquarius

    Tinashe - Aquarius

    Album Reviewsposted 13 days ago

    Overall, Tinashe's debut succeds on almost every level, weaving her sultry voice, solid songwriting and stellar production to craft a cohesive debut.

  • Madchild - Switched on

    Madchild - Switched on

    Album Reviewsposted 14 days ago

    With "Switched On," Madchild is playing to his strengths, but he shines best when he takes risks.

  • Ace Cosgrove - UsVsRobots

    Ace Cosgrove - UsVsRobots

    Album Reviewsposted 15 days ago

    Ace Cosgrove is a storyteller who is truly adept at his craft, but on "UsVsRobots," modern beats don't quite mesh with his timeless flow.

  • Diamond D - Diam Piece

    Diamond D - Diam Piece

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    Diamond D's "Diam Piece" features superlative production and deft flows, but settles too neatly into a groove that doesn't quite allow escape velocity.

  • Hustle Gang - G.D.O.D. II (Mixtape)

    Hustle Gang - G.D.O.D. II (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 20 days ago

    While serviceable in spurts, Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D. II" provides 20 mostly vapid trap-related offerings with little entertainment value or introspection.