HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Ray West & OC - Ray's Cafe

    Ray West & OC - Ray's Cafe

    Album Reviewsposted 4 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.

  • Kid Ink - My Own Lane

    Kid Ink - My Own Lane

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Kid Ink's "My Own Lane" lacks any creative risks, but it bridges his mainstream appeal of 2013 with a new stylistic presence.

  • DX Review Bits - Mike WiLL Made-It, After the Smoke & Wendel Patrick

    DX Review Bits - Mike WiLL Made-It, After the Smoke & Wendel Patrick

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Mike WiLL Made-It, After the Smoke and Wendel Patrick highlight the return of DX Review Bits.

  • The LOX - The Trinity

    The LOX - The Trinity

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    The LOX can make good music in any decade, but on "The Trinity" their attempts to mold their sound into a contemporary one are rather noticeable.

  • French Montana  - Coke Boys 4 (Mixtape)

    French Montana - Coke Boys 4 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Don't expect hyper-intellectual motivation on French Montana's "Coke Boys 4." He delivers the usual mix of vapid, yet soulful lifestyle Rap songs.

  • Troy Ave - White Christmas 2 (Mixtape)

    Troy Ave - White Christmas 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Troy Ave treats "White Christmas 2" like a true, cassette mixtape: it's aggressive, disrespectful New York street music with a slight sense of humor.

  • Fabolous - The Soul Tape 3 (Mixtape)

    Fabolous - The Soul Tape 3 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    On "The Soul Tape 3," Fabolous displays what it takes to fill a sizable void and resurrect The Big Apple.

  • Talib Kweli - Gravitas

    Talib Kweli - Gravitas

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Wearing the hats of businessman and creator, "Gravitas" has Talib Kweli reaping the benefits of hard work and dedication.

  • Mac Miller & The Internet - Live From Space

    Mac Miller & The Internet - Live From Space

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    "Live from Space" is a coming-out party for The Internet and a moral victory for Mac Miller, but the live experience doesn't quite translate to an album.

  • Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh - Fresh Veggies (Mixtape Review)

    Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh - Fresh Veggies (Mixtape Review)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh have fun on the eclectic production of "Fresh Veggies," but they don't match the brilliance or depth of their previous work.

  • Beyonce - BEYONCE

    Beyonce - BEYONCE

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    With her self-titled, fifth studio album, Beyonce explores empowerment through her own sexuality and vulnerability reminding the world of her iconic status.

  • Sean Price & M-Phazes - Land of the Crooks

    Sean Price & M-Phazes - Land of the Crooks

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Sean Price and M-Phazes' "Land Of The Crooks" commands respect not for its size, but for the quality of each verse and beat included.

  • B.o.B. - Underground Luxury

    B.o.B. - Underground Luxury

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    There's far more Luxury than Underground on B.o.B.'s third LP, making for a dispirited & surprising genuflect to the worst of commercialized Southern Club Rap.

  • Skeme - Ingleworld

    Skeme - Ingleworld

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    On "Ingleworld," Skeme combines an array of styles and cadences and an unheralded but highly-skilled production team to craft an album with charm and depth.

  • Skyzoo & Antman Wonder - An Ode To Reasonable Doubt (Mixtape Review)

    Skyzoo & Antman Wonder - An Ode To Reasonable Doubt (Mixtape Review)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Skyzoo removes he plot line of "Reasonable Doubt" away from the drug game and and places it in the world of an up and coming emcee to stunning results.

  • Roc Marciano - Marci Beaucoup

    Roc Marciano - Marci Beaucoup

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Roc Marciano's "Marci Beaucoup" shines as a solid but scattered collection of raw rhymes that reference the drug game and street survival.