HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Kelis - Food

    Kelis - Food

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Kelis' "Food" is an album that invites rest for the artist as much as it does the listener and is a welcomed, intriguing and appreciated listen.

  • Asher Roth - RetroHash

    Asher Roth - RetroHash

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Less of a happy medium and more of a hard reset, "RetroHash" is the beginning of what may shape up to be the rebirth of Asher Roth's career.

  • The UN - UN or U Out

    The UN - UN or U Out

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    "UN Or U Out" is a legitimate sleeper and the reissue is more than a token. The production is the logical allure, and the rapping a surprising gem.

  • Future - Honest

    Future - Honest

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Bouts of lazy writing and some dated material hurt "Honest," but Future has improved incrementally as a soloist with a slightly updated formula.

  • Iggy Azalea - The New Classic

    Iggy Azalea - The New Classic

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic" offers inoffensive and turnt-up party jams but ultimately falls flat lacking depth or much variety in subject matter.

  • Tali Blanco - Gettn 2 It

    Tali Blanco - Gettn 2 It

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Tali Blanco's "Gettn 2 It" is a collection of melodic, endearing Rap that by and large doesn't take itself too seriously--making for a solid debut.

  • SZA - Z

    SZA - Z

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    While sometimes falling victim to Pop platitudes, SZA's TDE debut is a strong, nostalgic trance about heartbreak and self-questioning.

  • Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Another blistering addition to Pharoahe Monch's discography, "P.T.S.D." helps make the case that Pharoahe now possesses one of Hip Hop's strongest catalogues.

  • Nas - Illmatic XX

    Nas - Illmatic XX

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Aside from an obvious inclusion of classic source material, "Illmatic XX" brings little innovation to a project that still holds up on its own after 20 years.

  • King Los - Zero Gravity 2 (Mixtape)

    King Los - Zero Gravity 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    King Los maintains his high-octane flows, but an inability to consistently craft songs and choose quality production hinders "Zero Gravity 2."

  • GoldLink - The God Complex

    GoldLink - The God Complex

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    With "The God Complex," GoldLink explores fame and the perishable nature of the human flesh and pushes the boundaries of his brand of R&B-infused, Electro Rap.

  • Castle - Return of the Gasface (The Has-Lo Passages)

    Castle - Return of the Gasface (The Has-Lo Passages)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Castle is full of weird personality. If "The Return" fails to gain traction, it's a consolation that the rapper's not fitting in for all the right reasons.

  • Chuck Inglish - Convertibles

    Chuck Inglish - Convertibles

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    While it suffers from a lack of cohesion at times, Chuck Inglish's "Convertibles" stands as a compelling, genre-altering offering just in time for summer.

  • Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep

    Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    With hard lyricism and simple, yet contagious production, "The Infamous Mobb Deep" is a successful continuation of "The Infamous" almost 20 years later.

  • Nocando - Jimmy The Burnout

    Nocando - Jimmy The Burnout

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    The randomness of Nocando's off-kilter flow and eclectic production make "Jimmy The Burnout" rewarding for those willing to take the time to delve into it.

  • Grieves - Winter & The Wolves

    Grieves - Winter & The Wolves

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    With a revamped production formula, Grieves is still making catchy, accessible music, but "Winter & The Wolves" rarely pushes any buttons lyrically.