HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Sage Francis - Copper Gone

    Sage Francis - Copper Gone

    Album Reviewsposted 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.

  • Slaughterhouse - House Rules (Mixtape)

    Slaughterhouse - House Rules (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    With "House Rules," the respective members of Slaughterhouse showcase improved songwriting ability and fleshed-out songs as opposed to out-rapping each other.

  • Kolley - Real Nigga Shit (Mixtape)

    Kolley - Real Nigga Shit (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Despite grand production, Kolley's "RNS" stumbles because his delivery and his often basic rhymes leave much to be desired.

  • DJ Jean Maron - True School

    DJ Jean Maron - True School

    Album Reviewsposted 4 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 4 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 4 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.