HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • 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.

  • Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Ty Dolla $ign - Sign Language (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    While not as solid as his "Beach House tapes," "Sign Language" is a persuasive indicator Ty Dolla $ign will eventually smooth out the kinks in his approach.

  • G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    With a simple but winning formula of aggressive rhymes and production to match, "The Beauty Of Independence" revisits G-Unit's peak with an eye on the future.

  • Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge - There Is Only Now

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    If filmmaker David Lynch made a Hip Hop album, it would probably sound like this one Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief's "There Is Only Now."

  • Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Mick Jenkins' "The Water[s]" is an incredibly challenging project that requires multiple listens to fully unpack its meaning.

  • FKA Twigs - LP1

    FKA Twigs - LP1

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Sultry urban Brit' FKA Twigs has created a stunningly beautiful, genre-less debut that will haunt you for weeks after you've stopped listening.

  • Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...

    Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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.