HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Pro Era - The Shift (EP)

    Pro Era - The Shift (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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.

  • eMC - The Turning Point

    eMC - The Turning Point

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    eMC reintroduce themselves on "The Turning Point" and pick up right where they left off from "The Show."

  • The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

    The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin," finds The Roots in the familiar territory of dark performance art. It's depressingly satisfying, efficient and poignant.

  • Mac Miller - Faces (Mixtape)

    Mac Miller - Faces (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    With "Faces," Mac Miller continues to show he's in on the joke walking the thin line between performance art and insanity.

  • Freddie Gibbs & The Worlds Freshest - The Tonite Show

    Freddie Gibbs & The Worlds Freshest - The Tonite Show

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    While hindered by its brevity and limited concept, "The Tonite Show" excels with a polished aesthetic and a stark salute to the Golden Age West Coast.

  • Iamsu - Sincerely Yours

    Iamsu - Sincerely Yours

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    At maximal output, Iamsu! adventurously explores the Bay Area's established terrain with "Sincerely Yours," but it doesn't punch with the ferocity of past work.