HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • DJ Jean Maron - True School

    DJ Jean Maron - True School

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    DJ Jean Maron's "True School," provides clear highlights, but sonically and lyrically fails to consistently meet the high standard of Rap it advocates.

  • Blu - Good To Be Home

    Blu - Good To Be Home

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    A nagging audience be damned, "Good To Be Home" is a reminder that Blu is more than one thing at once.

  • Vanderslice - Everything's Awesome

    Vanderslice - Everything's Awesome

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    With a keen choice of featured emcees and a diverse production palette, Vanderslice's "Everything's Awesome" is both supremely enjoyable and well-planned.

  • eMC - The Turning Point

    eMC - The Turning Point

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    eMC reintroduce themselves on "The Turning Point" and pick up right where they left off from "The Show."

  • The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

    The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin," finds The Roots in the familiar territory of dark performance art. It's depressingly satisfying, efficient and poignant.

  • Mac Miller - Faces (Mixtape)

    Mac Miller - Faces (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    With "Faces," Mac Miller continues to show he's in on the joke walking the thin line between performance art and insanity.

  • Freddie Gibbs & The Worlds Freshest - The Tonite Show

    Freddie Gibbs & The Worlds Freshest - The Tonite Show

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    While hindered by its brevity and limited concept, "The Tonite Show" excels with a polished aesthetic and a stark salute to the Golden Age West Coast.

  • Iamsu - Sincerely Yours

    Iamsu - Sincerely Yours

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    At maximal output, Iamsu! adventurously explores the Bay Area's established terrain with "Sincerely Yours," but it doesn't punch with the ferocity of past work.

  • Army Of The Pharaohs - In Death Reborn

    Army Of The Pharaohs - In Death Reborn

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Army of the Pharaohs' "In Death Reborn" features enough experimentation and raw talent to draw in casual listeners while still catering to a loyal fan base.

  • Speak - Gnarly Davidson vs. The Marlboro Men

    Speak - Gnarly Davidson vs. The Marlboro Men

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Speak is fully inspired to relay relatable tales of tragedy and triumph on "Gnarly Davidson vs. The Marlboro Men."

  • 2 Chainz - Freebase EP

    2 Chainz - Freebase EP

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    "Freebase" finds 2 Chainz vacillating between the surface level fun of his previous recordings and the slightly introspective, making for a raucously good time.

  • Styles P - Phantom And The Ghost

    Styles P - Phantom And The Ghost

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    "Phantom and the Ghost" contains several of the gems Styles P fans expect, but as a total album, it comes up short, particularly on the production front.

  • Tech N9ne - Collabos: Strangeulation

    Tech N9ne - Collabos: Strangeulation

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Though Tech N9ne played it surprisingly safe with the actual "Collabos," his Strange Music team is talented and cohesive enough to appease his loyal fanbase.

  • Atmosphere - Southsiders

    Atmosphere - Southsiders

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    "Southsiders" is solid through and through, but it doesn't easily separate itself from Atmosphere's previous works.

  • Blueprint - Respect The Architect

    Blueprint - Respect The Architect

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Instead of being pigeonholed, "Respect The Architect" finds Blueprint proudly carrying his label as an underground rapper.

  • Dizzy Wright - State Of Mind (EP)

    Dizzy Wright - State Of Mind (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Despite flashes of the creativity that powered his earlier projects, Dizzy Wright's "State of Mind" is plagued by subpar production and a lack of identity.