HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Diamond D - Diam Piece

    Diamond D - Diam Piece

    Album Reviewsposted 21 days ago

    Diamond D's "Diam Piece" features superlative production and deft flows, but settles too neatly into a groove that doesn't quite allow escape velocity.

  • Hustle Gang - G.D.O.D. II (Mixtape)

    Hustle Gang - G.D.O.D. II (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 22 days ago

    While serviceable in spurts, Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D. II" provides 20 mostly vapid trap-related offerings with little entertainment value or introspection.

  • Lil' Kim - Hard Core 2k14 (Mixtape)

    Lil' Kim - Hard Core 2k14 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 26 days ago

    For the majority of "Hard Core 2k14," Lil' Kim unsuccessfully chases new trends instead of banking on the underrated skill set that made her a star.

  • Big K.R.I.T - See Me On Top Vol. 4 (Mixtape)

    Big K.R.I.T - See Me On Top Vol. 4 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 27 days ago

    Big K.R.I.T.'s "See Me On Top Vol. 4" a true mixtape in its form, but it doesn't serve as an entry point for new K.R.I.T. fans or preview "Cadillactica."

  • Joell Ortiz - House Slippers

    Joell Ortiz - House Slippers

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    "House Slippers" is technically sharp and creatively transparent, but ill-fitting, R&B-infused tracks spliced between stronger efforts, hinder its consistency.

  • Lecrae - Anomaly

    Lecrae - Anomaly

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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