HipHopDX Album Reviews

  • Lecrae - Church Clothes 2 (Mixtape Review)

    Lecrae - Church Clothes 2 (Mixtape Review)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Lecrae's "Church Clothes 2" may lack the inherent complexity and confrontation of its predecessor, but holds appeal for saints and sinners alike.

  • Denmark Vessey - Cult Classic

    Denmark Vessey - Cult Classic

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    While it stumbles at times, Denmark Vessey's "Cult Classic" an enjoyable listen that succeeds because of its raw indulgence and callous honesty.

  • Marco Polo - PA2: Director's Cut by Marco Polo

    Marco Polo - PA2: Director's Cut by Marco Polo

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Though it runs a bit long "PA2: The Director's Cut" successfully draws from its prequel, while maintaining its own originality.

  • Mac Miller - Delusional Thomas (Mixtape Review)

    Mac Miller - Delusional Thomas (Mixtape Review)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Getting past Mac Miller's bouts of immaturity and voice as "Delusional Thomas" is a chore and can be trying. But hidden behind those flaws is a good mixtape.

  • Xzibit, B Real,  & Demrick - Serial Killers Vol. 1 (Mixtape Review)

    Xzibit, B Real, & Demrick - Serial Killers Vol. 1 (Mixtape Review)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Xzibit, B Real & Demrick don't break the mold with their new super group, but "Serial Killers Vol. 1" is pure unadulterated, hardcore Hip Hop.

  • Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips 2 (Mixtape Review)

    Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips 2 (Mixtape Review)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "Blue Chips 2" is a deranged stoner narrative, with a protagonist that's equal parts Hunter S. Thompson and Austin Powers.

  • MellowHigh - MellowHigh

    MellowHigh - MellowHigh

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Domo Genesis, Left Brain and Hodgy Beats provide little in the way of anything interesting for the sober-minded on "MellowHigh."

  • Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 2

    Eminem - Marshall Mathers LP 2

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    The production and detrimental hyper-lyricism showcase Eminem's worst habits throughout the album, but there is plenty of good on "The Marshall Mathers LP 2."

  • Quelle Chris - Ghost At The Finish Line

    Quelle Chris - Ghost At The Finish Line

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    With "Ghost At The Finish Line," Quelle Chris aims to grow past the layman comforts of playing the people's champion.

  • Blu & Nottz - Gods In The Spirit

    Blu & Nottz - Gods In The Spirit

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "Gods In The Spirit" is a run-through. It's enjoyable to varying degrees, but Nottz and Blu fail in establishing any substantial overarching themes.

  • DJ Khaled - Suffering From Success

    DJ Khaled - Suffering From Success

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    Repetitive material and poorly executed pairings mar some of DJ Khaled's best moments on "Suffering From Success," giving it little utility outside the club.

  • Jean Grae - Gotham Down: Cycle 1: Love In Infinity (Lo-Fi)

    Jean Grae - Gotham Down: Cycle 1: Love In Infinity (Lo-Fi)

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

  • Ca$his - The County Hound 2

    Ca$his - The County Hound 2

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "The County Hound 2" serves as a welcome return for loyal Ca$his fans. Moments of introspection and a versatile delivery should appeal to new and old listeners.

  • Devin the Dude - One For The Road

    Devin the Dude - One For The Road

    Album Reviewsposted 6 months ago

    "One For The Road" finds Devin the Dude in the familiar position of having a lit joint in his hand, but he also hits and misses with a change in subject matter.

  • Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely

    Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely

    Album Reviewsposted 7 months ago

    Style reigns over substance on much of "Get Home Safely," but Dom Kennedy's effortlessness and hyper-locality throw things back to old West Coast Hip Hop.

  • Boldy James & Alchemist - My 1st Chemistry Set

    Boldy James & Alchemist - My 1st Chemistry Set

    Album Reviewsposted 7 months ago

    Even when transitioning from understated brags to self-conscious street worries, Boldy James is consistent throughout "My 1st Chemistry Set."