HIPHOPDX ALBUM REVIEWS

  • M.O.P. - Street Certified

    album review posted 1 days ago by Marcus Dowling

    22 years into what has been a sometimes spectacular Rap career, M.O.P. continue to superlatively portray the grit and hustle of NYC Rap.

  • Eminem & Various Artists - SHADYXV

    album review posted 3 days ago by HomerJohnsen

    Em, specifically, is the leader and master savant here, allowing each artist to come correct with an arsenal of lyrics.

  • Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

    album review posted 3 days ago by Andre Grant

    Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire" rehashes much of Rozay's previous projects with little to no real emotion or imagination.

  • Joe Budden - Some Love Lost

    album review posted 7 days ago by Andre Grant

    Joe Budden goes full throttle on heartache on "Some Love Lost," relentlessly pouring gasoline on his troubles.

  • Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

    album review posted 8 days ago by UralGarrett

    Azealia Banks "Broke With Expensive Taste" is a chaotic album from an equally chaotic specimen in which we find her clearing a lane of her own.

  • The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat) - People of Today

    album review posted 9 days ago by AndrewGretchko

    The 1978ers combine live instrumentation with a myriad of musical genres to create an album that pairs creative artistry with a message that doesn't overpower.

  • Teyana Taylor - VII

    album review posted 12 days ago by RachelLeah

    Teyana Taylor's debut is filled with radio friendly, slight, sultry Hip Hop/R&B with a modern touch.

  • Bobby Shmurda - Shmurda She Wrote

    album review posted 14 days ago by JesseFairfax

    Bobby Shmurda quickly sets out to prove he is more than a one-hit wonder.

  • Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

    album review posted 16 days ago by Jay Balfour

    Big K.R.I.T. is turning over new sounds on Cadillactica and finding himself in the process.

  • Theophilus London - Vibes

    album review posted 17 days ago by Steven

    A visceral and diverse listen, Vibes offers well-executed experimentation over surreal production.

  • Thurz - Designer (EP)

    album review posted 21 days ago by Andre Grant

    "Designer EP" is an achievement for Thurz, whose particular kind of modern funk stands in direct contrast to the morose vibrato of the Rap soundscape.

  • Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - Blasphemy

    album review posted 24 days ago by HomerJohnsen

    Pointing a critical eye at our society through music, and the discussions of controversial taboos are what carry "Blasphemy" as a whole.

  • Stalley - Ohio

    album review posted 25 days ago by AndrewGretchko

    Stalleys debut album "Ohio" features his signature lyrical earnestness over bass-knocking production, but loses focus enough to distract from the whole.

  • Boaz - Intuition

    album review posted 28 days ago by JesseFairfax

    With "Intuition", Boaz arrives at his big moment prepared yet his execution somewhat lacks consistency.

  • Black Milk - If There's A Hell Below

    album review posted 29 days ago by HomerJohnsen

    If Theres a Hell Below is an amalgam of different sounds flawlessly arranged and sequenced; a fine work of artistic exactitude.

  • Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

    album review posted 30 days ago by KellanMiller

    With "Run The Jewels 2," Killer Mike & El-P carved out a shrewd niche. The stakes are raised even further with their latest project.