HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    Album Reviewsposted 18 hours ago

    Another blistering addition to Pharoahe Monch's discography, "P.T.S.D." helps make the case that Pharoahe now possesses one of Hip Hop's strongest catalogues.

  • Nas - Illmatic XX

    Nas - Illmatic XX

    Album Reviewsposted 1 day ago

    Aside from an obvious inclusion of classic source material, "Illmatic XX" brings little innovation to a project that still holds up on its own after 20 years.

  • King Los - Zero Gravity 2 (Mixtape)

    King Los - Zero Gravity 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 days ago

    King Los maintains his high-octane flows, but an inability to consistently craft songs and choose quality production hinders "Zero Gravity 2."

  • GoldLink - The God Complex

    GoldLink - The God Complex

    Album Reviewsposted 5 days ago

    With "The God Complex," GoldLink explores fame and the perishable nature of the human flesh and pushes the boundaries of his brand of R&B-infused, Electro Rap.

  • Castle - Return of the Gasface (The Has-Lo Passages)

    Castle - Return of the Gasface (The Has-Lo Passages)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 days ago

    Castle is full of weird personality. If "The Return" fails to gain traction, it's a consolation that the rapper's not fitting in for all the right reasons.

  • Chuck Inglish - Convertibles

    Chuck Inglish - Convertibles

    Album Reviewsposted 7 days ago

    While it suffers from a lack of cohesion at times, Chuck Inglish's "Convertibles" stands as a compelling, genre-altering offering just in time for summer.

  • Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep

    Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep

    Album Reviewsposted 8 days ago

    With hard lyricism and simple, yet contagious production, "The Infamous Mobb Deep" is a successful continuation of "The Infamous" almost 20 years later.

  • Nocando - Jimmy The Burnout

    Nocando - Jimmy The Burnout

    Album Reviewsposted 9 days ago

    The randomness of Nocando's off-kilter flow and eclectic production make "Jimmy The Burnout" rewarding for those willing to take the time to delve into it.

  • Grieves - Winter & The Wolves

    Grieves - Winter & The Wolves

    Album Reviewsposted 13 days ago

    With a revamped production formula, Grieves is still making catchy, accessible music, but "Winter & The Wolves" rarely pushes any buttons lyrically.

  • Sage The Gemini - Remember Me

    Sage The Gemini - Remember Me

    Album Reviewsposted 14 days ago

    Sage The Gemini's lack of diversity hold "Remember Me" back, but it's still largely likeable as festive, West Coast party-oriented Hip Hop.

  • Memphis Bleek - The Movement 2 (Mixtape)

    Memphis Bleek - The Movement 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 15 days ago

    Memphis Bleek's "The Movement 2" contains more misses than hits but serves as a forum for reflection, flossing and an immense improvement from its predecessor.

  • Kevin Gates - By Any Means (Mixtape)

    Kevin Gates - By Any Means (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    While "By Any Means" is a lean 56 minutes, Kevin Gates still finds room to entertain his schizophrenic tendencies and showcase his star quality.

  • Jon Connor - Best In The World (Mixtape)

    Jon Connor - Best In The World (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 19 days ago

    Jon Connor's "Best In The World" is a mixtape in the very traditional sense. Connor appropriates Kanye West's work without sacrificing complexity or heaviness.

  • A$ton Matthews - A$ton 3:16 (Mixtape)

    A$ton Matthews - A$ton 3:16 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 21 days ago

    A$ton Matthews subject matter on "A$ton 3:16" doesn't stray far from street talk, but his production choices, features & legitimacy provide hope going forward.

  • Onyx - #WAKEDAFUCUP

    Onyx - #WAKEDAFUCUP

    Album Reviewsposted 22 days ago

    Onyx puts forth a conservative effort on "Wakedafucup," but an abundance of thematic elements helps translate the time and effort put into making this album.

  • SpaceGhostPurrp - BMW 2: IntoXXXicated (Mixtape)

    SpaceGhostPurrp - BMW 2: IntoXXXicated (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 25 days ago

    Even with moments of magic, SpaceGhostPurrp's "BMW 2: IntoXXXicated" is too predictable and redundant to truly be good.