HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Lecrae - Anomaly

    Lecrae - Anomaly

    Album Reviewsposted 8 hours ago

    Despite resorting to generalities at times, Lecrae's "Anomaly" is about being different. The fact that Lecrae actually is makes it a solid, genuine effort.

  • Chris Brown - X

    Chris Brown - X

    Album Reviewsposted 1 day ago

    Chris Brown's attempts at appealing to all corners of the urban pop spectrum at-present are commendable, but possibly a case of the vocalist doing too much.

  • Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark - Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark

    Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark - Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark

    Album Reviewsposted 2 days ago

    Slimkid 3 and DJ Nu-Mark offer a solid but sometimes inconsistent product with their self-titled, collaborative effort. It's nostalgic but not progressive.

  • Lil Bibby - Free Crack 2 (Mixtape)

    Lil Bibby - Free Crack 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 days ago

    "Free Crack 2" is a step-up from its predecessor in both production value and expectations, but Lil Bibby swerves slightly, creating a fractured listen.

  • Jhene Aiko - Souled Out

    Jhene Aiko - Souled Out

    Album Reviewsposted 5 days ago

    Jhene Aiko's sterling debut brings a level of honesty, depth of feeling and candor to the R&B space, but stagnates just enough to cheapen its dreamscape.

  • Rittz - Next To Nothing

    Rittz - Next To Nothing

    Album Reviewsposted 6 days ago

    "Next To Nothing" finds Rittz at home over dynamic production, blending early mixtape strategy with new material which to appease old fans and gain new ones.

  • Curren$y - Saturday Night Car Tunes (Mixtape)

    Curren$y - Saturday Night Car Tunes (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 7 days ago

    Curren$y's wit and wordplay are present throughout "Saturday Night Car Tunes," but a lack of cohesion and focus keeps the mixtape from reaching elite status.

  • Homeboy Sandman - Hallways

    Homeboy Sandman - Hallways

    Album Reviewsposted 9 days ago

    The frank, off-kilter "Hallways" is excellent "grown up" Hip Hop that has no interest in romanticizing or condemning Homeboy Sandman's shortcomings.

  • Gucci Mane - I Am Trap (Mixtape)

    Gucci Mane - I Am Trap (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 11 days ago

    The appearance of a few rushed tracks doesn't detract from Gucci Mane impressively reverting to his early aughts form with the "I Am Trap" mixtape.

  • Problem - 354: Liftoff (Mixtape)

    Problem - 354: Liftoff (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 12 days ago

    While containing a few hiccups, Problem's "354: Lift Off" is an entertaining blend of original material and reinterpretations of well-known hits.

  • Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

    Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

    Album Reviewsposted 13 days ago

    While Jeezy's "Seen It All: The Autobiography" is uneven in spurts, it feels like an honest, autobiographical retelling of Snowman lore.

  • Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 14 days ago

    While not as solid as his "Beach House tapes," "Sign Language" is a persuasive indicator Ty Dolla $ign will eventually smooth out the kinks in his approach.

  • G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    With a simple but winning formula of aggressive rhymes and production to match, "The Beauty Of Independence" revisits G-Unit's peak with an eye on the future.

  • Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Album Reviewsposted 22 days ago

    If filmmaker David Lynch made a Hip Hop album, it would probably sound like this one Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief's "There Is Only Now."

  • Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Album Reviewsposted 25 days ago

    Mick Jenkins' "The Water[s]" is an incredibly challenging project that requires multiple listens to fully unpack its meaning.

  • FKA Twigs - LP1

    FKA Twigs - LP1

    Album Reviewsposted 26 days ago

    Sultry urban Brit' FKA Twigs has created a stunningly beautiful, genre-less debut that will haunt you for weeks after you've stopped listening.