HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy

    Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Packed with comedy, film, '90s television, and folklore references, Open Mike Eagle's "Dark Comedy" is an incredibly fulfilling listen.

  • Buckshot & P-Money - BackPack Travels

    Buckshot & P-Money - BackPack Travels

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Buckshot is pure Brooklyn, and with P-Money, "Backpack Travels" genuinely reflects the traditionally straightforward stylings of Brooklyn Hip Hop lore.

  • Jaded Incorporated (Mayer Hawthorne & 14KT) - The Big Knock

    Jaded Incorporated (Mayer Hawthorne & 14KT) - The Big Knock

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    While Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT combine for some nice electronic Funk, many of their ideas ideas don't fully translate to the finished product.

  • ZelooperZ - Help (Mixtape)

    ZelooperZ - Help (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    ZelooperZ gels a cacophony of beats, rhymes and imagery into a menagerie that pushes the envelope, but he's green enough to be overwhelmed by his own charisma.

  • Swollen Members - Brand New Day

    Swollen Members - Brand New Day

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    "Brand New Day" is an unbalanced but ultimately pleasing mix of Swollen Members' signature stylings with enough experimentation to keep things interesting.

  • Sage Francis - Copper Gone

    Sage Francis - Copper Gone

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Sage Francis delivers some exalted moments on his long awaited LP, but falls short of transcending his ideas to portray the true depths his of emotions.

  • Alex Wiley - Village Party

    Alex Wiley - Village Party

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Alex Wiley's post-drill Village Party raises the bar on the artist's previous work, but fails to live up to its musical ambition enough to limit its enjoyment.

  • PeeWee Longway - The Blue M&M (Mixtape)

    PeeWee Longway - The Blue M&M (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    PeeWee Longway is buttressed by signature production here and his dexterous flows show much promise, but the duds overwhelm you as much as the wins dazzle you.

  • Canibus - Fait Accompli

    Canibus - Fait Accompli

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Canibus is the prototypical rapper's rapper, and while he does a few things well on this LP, his 15th effort is plagued by obtuseness and shoddy production.

  • Riff Raff - Neon Icon

    Riff Raff - Neon Icon

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Riff Raff's "Neon Icon" is neither entertaining as sheer parody, nor a passable attempt at making a sincere Hip Hop album when judged by its merits.

  • Pro Era - The Shift (EP)

    Pro Era - The Shift (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Pro Era's "The Shift" is the result of Brooklyn crate diggers turning on Hot 97, and the triumphs aren't without a few growing pains.

  • 50 Cent - Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win

    50 Cent - Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    50 Cent's "Animal Ambition" is marred by its own limitations and obsessive portrayal of self-worth amid a recitation of "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" buzzwords.

  • Damani Nkosi - Thoughtful King

    Damani Nkosi - Thoughtful King

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    With "Thoughtful King," Damani Nkosi has crafted a uniquely excellent album practically accessible to any audience without compromising anything.

  • Skyzoo & Torae - Barrel Brothers

    Skyzoo & Torae - Barrel Brothers

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    With a one-two punch that offers both hardcore and underground styles of Hip Hop, "Barrel Brothers" delivers a knockout blow from Skyzoo and Torae.

  • Yo Gotti & CMG - CMG Presents: Chapter One (Mixtape)

    Yo Gotti & CMG - CMG Presents: Chapter One (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Yo Gotti and CMG's "Chapter One" finds Gotti in familiar territory while providing a platform for his burgeoning roster to play to their respective strengths.

  • Wiz Khalifa - 28 Grams (Mixtape)

    Wiz Khalifa - 28 Grams (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Despite his penchant for experimentation, an overabundance of Auto-tune and worn out concepts make Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams" a lackluster effort.