HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Cam'ron - 1st of the Month, Vol. 2 (EP)

    Cam'ron - 1st of the Month, Vol. 2 (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    With "1st Of The Month Vol.2," Cam'ron efficiently whips between glimpses of '90s Harlem, mid-aughts parties and what the rest of his career could look like.

  • Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 (Mixtape)

    Lil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Lil Durk's "Signed To The Streets 2" offers enough quality production and humanizing moments to entertain in the short term.

  • Diplo - Random White Dude Be Everywhere

    Diplo - Random White Dude Be Everywhere

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Despite the inclusion of several re-releases, Diplo's "Random White Dude Be Everywhere" creates the perfect middle ground between club-friendly Dance and Rap.

  • Sir Michael Rocks - Banco

    Sir Michael Rocks - Banco

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Sir Michael Rocks shrouds some of his trademark oddity in stock cuts and sheer confidence, but "Banco" remains an entertaining album nonetheless.

  • Cormega - Mega Philosophy

    Cormega - Mega Philosophy

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    With the help of Large Professor, "Mega Philosphy" showcases Cormega making an alternative yet solid case for grown up Rap.

  • Majid Jordan - A Place Like This

    Majid Jordan - A Place Like This

    Album Reviewsposted 4 months ago

    Majid Jordan's "A Place Like This" is both affectionate and semi-seductive but lags at times due to an inability to mask its straightforwardness.

  • Common - Nobody's Smiling

    Common - Nobody's Smiling

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Common's latest is his best since "Be," and like the album itself does about Chicago, that says plenty.

  • B.o.B. - No Genre Pt. 2 (Mixtape)

    B.o.B. - No Genre Pt. 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    On "No Genre Pt.2," B.o.B. makes clear dashes to Pop excellence while maintaining a nice balance of the variety and sincerity from his early mixtapes.

  • Onyx - #TURNDAFUCUP

    Onyx - #TURNDAFUCUP

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    A continuation of the artistry from "#Wakedafucup" is established on "#Turndafucup," but its attempts at current production trends lack as a whole.

  • MellowHype - INSA (Mixtape)

    MellowHype - INSA (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    "INSA" is a step forward; MellowHype is shoring up their approach, but they still have yet to put all the pieces together to produce an ingenious matrix.

  • Cam'ron - 1st Of The Month Vol.1 (EP)

    Cam'ron - 1st Of The Month Vol.1 (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    In addition to solid production, Cam'ron's "1st Of The Month Vol. 1" excels in the instances where it falls in love with its mythos.

  • Madlib - Rock Konducta Pt. 2

    Madlib - Rock Konducta Pt. 2

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    While Madlib's "Rock Konducta Pt. 2" breaks for in some aspects, it's still an enjoyable compilation of edgy instrumentals and dusty drum breaks.

  • Illa Ghee - Social Graffiti

    Illa Ghee - Social Graffiti

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    While formulaic in spots, Illa Ghee's "Social Graffiti" wins with surprisingly varied production and consistent surface-level bombast and street similes.

  • Boogie - Thirst 48

    Boogie - Thirst 48

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    "Thist 48" paints Boogie as a promising artist with lots of potential and a level of honesty rarely seen from his peers.

  • Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog (EP)

    Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Despite the Nas comparisons, Your Old Droog distinguishes himself from the pack with his self titled EP by mixing personal commentary with clever punchlines.

  • Trey Songz - Trigga

    Trey Songz - Trigga

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    With "Trigga," Trey Songz succeeds using a simplified, "turnt up" formula for Pop stardom that excels at being commonplace, but not "common."