HipHopDX Reviews

  • Boaz  - Intuition

    Boaz - Intuition

    Album Reviewsposted 1 day ago

    With "Intuition", Boaz arrives at his big moment prepared yet his execution somewhat lacks consistency.

  • Black Milk - If There's A Hell Below

    Black Milk - If There's A Hell Below

    Album Reviewsposted 2 days ago

    If Theres a Hell Below is an amalgam of different sounds flawlessly arranged and sequenced; a fine work of artistic exactitude.

  • Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

    Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

    Album Reviewsposted 3 days ago

    With "Run The Jewels 2," Killer Mike & El-P carved out a shrewd niche. The stakes are raised even further with their latest project.

  • Logic - Under Pressure

    Logic - Under Pressure

    Album Reviewsposted 4 days ago

    Logic's debut is more than a stirring lyrical symphony welded to superior production, it is a condensing of '90s grit and modern production into something new.

  • DJ Quik - Midnight Life

    DJ Quik - Midnight Life

    Album Reviewsposted 5 days ago

    "The Midnight Life" refocuses DJ Quik's gaze inward; well into the third decade of his career, he's turning over new sounds and breaking ground in the process.

  • T.I. - Paperwork

    T.I. - Paperwork

    Album Reviewsposted 7 days ago

    T.I.'s "Paperwork" plays out as an uneven effort that isn't so much inherently flawed as it is unentertaining through long stretches.

  • Cozz - Cozz & Effect

    Cozz - Cozz & Effect

    Album Reviewsposted 8 days ago

    There's bourgeoning imagination in every stanza. "Cozz & Effect" brims with promise.

  • Childish Gambino - Kauai (EP)

    Childish Gambino - Kauai (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 9 days ago

    Childish Gambino's "Kauai" does an admirable job putting raw feelings before agendas or aesthetics, and it is easy to enjoy as a result.

  • Game - Blood Moon: The Year Of The Wolf

    Game - Blood Moon: The Year Of The Wolf

    Album Reviewsposted 10 days ago

    "Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf" starts strong and is at times well crafted, but loses it's focus through features enough to detract from the project's cohesion.

  • Keyshia Cole - Point Of No Return

    Keyshia Cole - Point Of No Return

    Album Reviewsposted 11 days ago

    Keyshia Cole successfully expresses fervent, unfettered emotion on "Point Of No Return", but finds it challenging to deliver a stand out single.

  • Diamond District - March On Washington

    Diamond District - March On Washington

    Album Reviewsposted 12 days ago

    With "March On Washington," Diamond District provide a concise, diverse package that showcases their skills while providing entertainment and social commentary.

  • Rapsody - Beauty And The Beast (EP)

    Rapsody - Beauty And The Beast (EP)

    Album Reviewsposted 14 days ago

    Rapsody's "Beauty and The Beast" is a stellar take on her strengths, but doesn't experiment enough with her delivery to truly carry Jamla's searing production.

  • Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

    Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

    Album Reviewsposted 16 days ago

    FlyLo's fifth LP is intimate and ethereal, and though its title embraces the macabre, the project favors liberation over lamentation.

  • Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait

    Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait

    Album Reviewsposted 17 days ago

    Concise, jarring, and ominous, "Hell Can Wait" succeeds at conveying the apocalypse of some realities, turning a local lament in to a universal one.

  • The Black Opera - The Great Year

    The Black Opera - The Great Year

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    On "The Great Year," The Black Opera use their distinct sound to take a stance, but there are moments when that stance could use some nuance.

  • Saigon - GSNT 3: The Troubled Times Of Brian Carenard

    Saigon - GSNT 3: The Troubled Times Of Brian Carenard

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    Saigon's latest iteration of "Greatest Story Never Told" isn't a retread, but it's a reminder that he's capable of better.