HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Prodigy & Alchemist - P=MC2 (Bonus EP)

    Prodigy & Alchemist - P=MC2 (Bonus EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    The lack of a standout track on the deluxe version of Prodigy and Alchemist's "P=MC2" leaves it better suited to longtime fans than the casual listener.

  • Pharrell Williams - G  I  R  L

    Pharrell Williams - G I R L

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Pharrell Williams' "G I R L" scans as pop with little happening lyrically, but there's just enough soul beneath the album's smooth surface.

  • Rick Ross - Mastermind

    Rick Ross - Mastermind

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    "Mastermind" is simply a hodgepodge of classic Rick Ross tropes thrown into one and tagged with a title more fit for super-villainy.

  • Kid Cudi - Kid Cudi Presents SATELLITE FLIGHT: The journey to Mother Moon

    Kid Cudi - Kid Cudi Presents SATELLITE FLIGHT: The journey to Mother Moon

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Flaws and all, "SATELLITE FLIGHT: The journey to Mother Moon" stands as one of Kid Cudi's biggest accomplishments.

  • Ashanti - Braveheart

    Ashanti - Braveheart

    Album Reviewsposted 5 months ago

    Ashanti returns with "Braveheart," mixing pop, R&B, and the club. Is it a formula that still works for the Murder Inc. chanteuse?

  • Major Lazer - Apocalypse Soon

    Major Lazer - Apocalypse Soon

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Major Lazer's "Apocalypse Soon" is a modernized and very listenable journey to the heart of a several genres expertly merged together.

  • CyHi The Prynce - Black Hystori Project (Mixtape)

    CyHi The Prynce - Black Hystori Project (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "Black Hystori Project" is a well thought-out piece of work that marks a distinctive change in CyHi The Prynce's creative outlook.

  • Homeboy Sandman & Paul White - White Sands

    Homeboy Sandman & Paul White - White Sands

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Homeboy Sandman and Paul White's "White Sands" seesaws between upbeat and downtrodden tracks to describe haunting aspects of our daily struggles.

  • ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron

    ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    At its best, "Oxymoron" showcases ScHoolboy Q's dark rhymes and ear for production, but a handful of ill fitting singles prevent it from being a superior album.

  •  Pro Era - The Secc$ Tap.e 2 (Mixtape)

    Pro Era - The Secc$ Tap.e 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Pro Era's "The Secc$ Tap.e 2" loosely peruses romantic themes, but it completely lacks an understated touch or much in the way of innovation.

  • Curren$y - The Drive In Theatre (Mixtape)

    Curren$y - The Drive In Theatre (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    The consistency displayed on "The Drive In Theatre" makes for one of the more solid projects dropped by Curren$y in some time.

  • Juvenile - The Fundamentals

    Juvenile - The Fundamentals

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Juvenile lacks context to justify his fixation on thuggishness, making "The Fundamentals" depressingly desperate in its efforts to remain hip to the game.

  • The Doppelgangaz - Peace Kehd

    The Doppelgangaz - Peace Kehd

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    With quality production to offset the sometimes repetitive themes in their obscene raps, "Peace Kehd" is another enjoyable listen from The Doppelgangaz.

  • Verbal Kent - Sound of the Weapon

    Verbal Kent - Sound of the Weapon

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "Sound of the Weapon," is Verbal Kent's most damning proof that he's devoted notepads to mapping out lyrical obstacles.

  • Vado - Sinatra (Mixtape)

    Vado - Sinatra (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "Sinatra" isn't so much a mission statement of Vado's recent progress, but rather a reiteration of what initially made the Harlem rapper such an exciting act.

  • Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland

    Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Young Thug & Bloody Jay's "Black Portland" is absolutely weird and entirely scatterbrained. It both triumphs and fails as a derivative of its own crazed genius.