HipHopDX Reviews

  • SZA - Z

    SZA - Z

    Album Reviewsposted 3 days 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 4 days 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 days 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 6 days 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 9 days 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 10 days 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 11 days 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 12 days 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 13 days 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 17 days ago

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

  • Sage The Gemini - Remember Me

    Sage The Gemini - Remember Me

    Album Reviewsposted 18 days ago

    Sage The Gemini's lack of diversity hold "Remember Me" back, but it's still largely likeable as festive, West Coast party-oriented Hip Hop.

  • Memphis Bleek - The Movement 2 (Mixtape)

    Memphis Bleek - The Movement 2 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 19 days ago

    Memphis Bleek's "The Movement 2" contains more misses than hits but serves as a forum for reflection, flossing and an immense improvement from its predecessor.

  • Kevin Gates - By Any Means (Mixtape)

    Kevin Gates - By Any Means (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 22 days ago

    While "By Any Means" is a lean 56 minutes, Kevin Gates still finds room to entertain his schizophrenic tendencies and showcase his star quality.

  • Jon Connor - Best In The World (Mixtape)

    Jon Connor - Best In The World (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 23 days ago

    Jon Connor's "Best In The World" is a mixtape in the very traditional sense. Connor appropriates Kanye West's work without sacrificing complexity or heaviness.

  • A$ton Matthews - A$ton 3:16 (Mixtape)

    A$ton Matthews - A$ton 3:16 (Mixtape)

    Album Reviewsposted 25 days ago

    A$ton Matthews subject matter on "A$ton 3:16" doesn't stray far from street talk, but his production choices, features & legitimacy provide hope going forward.



    Album Reviewsposted 26 days ago

    Onyx puts forth a conservative effort on "Wakedafucup," but an abundance of thematic elements helps translate the time and effort put into making this album.