HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Slaine - The King Of Everything Else

    Slaine - The King Of Everything Else

    Album Reviewsposted 23 hours 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 1 day 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 2 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 3 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 11 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 19 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 20 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 21 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 22 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 24 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 28 days ago

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

  • B.o.B. - No Genre Pt. 2 (Mixtape)

    B.o.B. - No Genre Pt. 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 29 days ago

    On "No Genre Pt.2," B.o.B. makes clear dashes to Pop excellence while maintaining a nice balance of the variety and sincerity from his early mixtapes.