HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...

    Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...

    Album Reviewsposted 18 hours ago

    Statik Selektah enlists Hip Hop's best on "What Goes Around...," bringing a scratch-heavy, Jazz-tinged sound back into the spotlight.

  • Slaine - The King Of Everything Else

    Slaine - The King Of Everything Else

    Album Reviewsposted 1 day ago

    With "King Of Everything Else," Slaine sticks to his brash delivery, solid production, and understated wordplay adding another album to his growing catalogue.

  • Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

    Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

    Album Reviewsposted 2 days ago

    Inconsistency prevents "Blacc Hollywood" from greatness, but for better or worse, Wiz Khalifa's latest sounds like a project from someone with nothing to prove.

  • Has-Lo & Castle - Live Like You're Dead

    Has-Lo & Castle - Live Like You're Dead

    Album Reviewsposted 3 days ago

    "Live Like You're Dead" is surprisingly experimental, with Has-Lo & Castle revisiting familiar territory only after freely kicking down underground Rap tropes.

  • Joey Fatts - Chipper Jones Vol. 3

    Joey Fatts - Chipper Jones Vol. 3

    Album Reviewsposted 4 days ago

    Despite somewhat limited subject matter, Joey Fatts shines on "Chipper Jones Vol. 3" with heartfelt rhymes and diverse production.

  • The Underachievers - Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

    The Underachievers - Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

    Album Reviewsposted 7 days ago

    Challenging listeners on "Cellar Door," The Underachievers' strong flows both help them stand out and also require great (yet rewarding) effort to process.

  • Wara From the NBHD - Kidnapped

    Wara From the NBHD - Kidnapped

    Album Reviewsposted 8 days ago

    With a myriad of witty bars and relatable real-talk, Wara From The NBHD's "Kidnapped" is a compelling sonic undertaking from start to finish.

  • Dilated Peoples - Directors Of Photography

    Dilated Peoples - Directors Of Photography

    Album Reviewsposted 9 days ago

    Production and rhyme patterns can be representative of time and era. Dilated Peoples' "Directors Of Photography" transcends the notion in the best way possible.

  • Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper

    Ces Cru - Codename: Ego Stripper

    Album Reviewsposted 10 days ago

    Ces Cru is still a band with a witty-lyrics heavy approach, but overall "Codename: Ego Stripper" excels at putting the entire package together.

  • Cam'ron - 1st of the Month, Vol. 2 (EP)

    Cam'ron - 1st of the Month, Vol. 2 (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 12 days ago

    With "1st Of The Month Vol.2," Cam'ron efficiently whips between glimpses of '90s Harlem, mid-aughts parties and what the rest of his career could look like.

  • Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 (Mixtape)

    Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 20 days ago

    Lil Durk's "Signed To The Streets 2" offers enough quality production and humanizing moments to entertain in the short term.

  • Diplo - Random White Dude Be Everywhere

    Diplo - Random White Dude Be Everywhere

    Album Reviewsposted 21 days ago

    Despite the inclusion of several re-releases, Diplo's "Random White Dude Be Everywhere" creates the perfect middle ground between club-friendly Dance and Rap.

  • Sir Michael Rocks - Banco

    Sir Michael Rocks - Banco

    Album Reviewsposted 22 days ago

    Sir Michael Rocks shrouds some of his trademark oddity in stock cuts and sheer confidence, but "Banco" remains an entertaining album nonetheless.

  • Cormega - Mega Philosophy

    Cormega - Mega Philosophy

    Album Reviewsposted 23 days ago

    With the help of Large Professor, "Mega Philosphy" showcases Cormega making an alternative yet solid case for grown up Rap.

  • Majid Jordan - A Place Like This

    Majid Jordan - A Place Like This

    Album Reviewsposted 25 days ago

    Majid Jordan's "A Place Like This" is both affectionate and semi-seductive but lags at times due to an inability to mask its straightforwardness.

  • Common - Nobody's Smiling

    Common - Nobody's Smiling

    Album Reviewsposted 29 days ago

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