HipHopDX Album Reviews

  •  Pro Era - The Secc$ Tap.e 2 (Mixtape)

    Pro Era - The Secc$ Tap.e 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Pro Era's "The Secc$ Tap.e 2" loosely peruses romantic themes, but it completely lacks an understated touch or much in the way of innovation.

  • Curren$y - The Drive In Theatre (Mixtape)

    Curren$y - The Drive In Theatre (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    The consistency displayed on "The Drive In Theatre" makes for one of the more solid projects dropped by Curren$y in some time.

  • Juvenile - The Fundamentals

    Juvenile - The Fundamentals

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    Juvenile lacks context to justify his fixation on thuggishness, making "The Fundamentals" depressingly desperate in its efforts to remain hip to the game.

  • The Doppelgangaz - Peace Kehd

    The Doppelgangaz - Peace Kehd

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    With quality production to offset the sometimes repetitive themes in their obscene raps, "Peace Kehd" is another enjoyable listen from The Doppelgangaz.

  • Verbal Kent - Sound of the Weapon

    Verbal Kent - Sound of the Weapon

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    "Sound of the Weapon," is Verbal Kent's most damning proof that he's devoted notepads to mapping out lyrical obstacles.

  • Vado - Sinatra (Mixtape)

    Vado - Sinatra (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 2 months ago

    "Sinatra" isn't so much a mission statement of Vado's recent progress, but rather a reiteration of what initially made the Harlem rapper such an exciting act.

  • Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland

    Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Young Thug & Bloody Jay's "Black Portland" is absolutely weird and entirely scatterbrained. It both triumphs and fails as a derivative of its own crazed genius.

  • Prince Po & Oh No - Animal Serum

    Prince Po & Oh No - Animal Serum

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    With "Animal Serum" Oh No & Prince Po offer a thematically aggressive project without being too one-dimensional.

  • Exile & Johaz - E&J

    Exile & Johaz - E&J

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Dag Savage's "E&J" finds Exile and Johaz creating honest and traditional Hip Hop that is in touch with today's times.

  • J. Cole & Dreamville Records - Revenge Of The Dreamers (Mixtape)

    J. Cole & Dreamville Records - Revenge Of The Dreamers (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    With "Revenge of the Dreamer," The J. Cole-led Dreamville quartet complete a picture of a solid vision, but none are yet greater than the sum of their parts.

  • Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

    Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Every story and hook on Isaiah Rashad's "Cilvia Demo" connects on a human level. What it lacks in depth is covered by excellent production and raw talent.

  • Ace Hood - Starvation 3 (Mixtape)

    Ace Hood - Starvation 3 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Ace Hood once again falls short in delivering a full-length project that feels substantially impressive.

  • Mitchy Slick - Call Of Duty: South East Edition (Mixtape)

    Mitchy Slick - Call Of Duty: South East Edition (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Mitchy Slick has his moments on "Call of Duty: South East Edition," but featured artists who lack his lyrical ability hold back what is already a brief project.

  • Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House EP

    Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House EP

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    On "Beach House EP," Ty Dolla $ign triumphantly strikes the same note.

  • Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) - Lord Steppington

    Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) - Lord Steppington

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Alchemist & Evidence fill "Lord Steppington" with obscure references, but at its heart the album is a mix of quality, mosaic style production and fun rhymes.

  • Ray West & OC - Ray's Cafe

    Ray West & OC - Ray's Cafe

    Album Reviewsposted 3 months ago

    Clocking in with a gratifyingly short nine tracks, Ray West and OC's "Ray's Cafe" is added proof that some veteran rappers still belong in the booth.