HipHopDx Reviews

Review: 2 Chainz Humbly Impresses On "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music"

It's a party!

Review: Vic Mensa's "The Manuscript" Marks A Career Refinement

Introducing a more focused artist.

Review: Gucci Mane & Metro Boomin's "DropTopWop" Brings Horrorcore To The Trap

Though it may sound better if they’d released n the fall, these memorable melodies still deliver chills in the warm season.

Review: Faith Evans Makes Lemonade From Lemon Zest On "The King & I"

The former First Lady of Bad Boy lends her powerful voice to the challenge of building songs around Biggie vocals.

Review: With "Ether," It's Time To Take B.o.B Seriously Again (Musically)

We cannot vouch for any "earth is flat" theories but that's not what this album is about.

Review: KRS-One's "The World Is Mind" Does His Catalog Little Justice

The Blastmaster brings his raw energy and commanding presence on the mic and boom-bap, but has some missteps along the way to the inner mind’s eye.

Review: "bloom" Harvests Machine Gun Kelly's Best Work To Date

A shining example of artistic growth mined by personal troubles and emotionally resonating themes.

Review: Brother Ali's Good Fight Continues With "All The Beauty In This Whole Life"

Positivity for a positive deficient world.

Review: Logic's "Everybody" Delivers In Ambition But Not Execution

Or should we say "flexicution?"

Review: DJ Quik & Problem's "Rosecrans" Album Is A-1 Cali Kush

The West Coast Renaissance continues.

Review: AD & Sorry Jaynari Drip Consistency On "Last Of The ‘80s"

The follow-up to last year's "By The Way" makes good on its fan retention goals.

Review: Young M.A's "Herstory" Needs Another Rewrite

Remember the days when studio debuts would result in lifetime achievement classic material? Just checking to see if you did.

Review: "Grey" May Be Kweku Collins' Calm Before The Storm

On his latest offering, the Illinois rapper continues to refine his songwriting while toeing the line between rap and R&B.

Review: 7L, Esoteric & Inspectah Deck Reunite As Czarface For Dramatic Yet Wordless “First Weapon Drawn”

The beats are banging but without lyrics, it can be hard to cling dear.

Review: Cashmere Cat’s “9” Makes An Artful Splash In Neo R&B Realm

The Norwegian producer paints an alluring abstract on his debut alongside some notable superstars.

Review: Stro Rockets Closer To The Competition With "Grade A Frequencies" EP

Thoughtful musings and stellar production make up for the EP’s lack of enthusiasm

Review: Mary J. Blige Dons Her Brave Face For "Strength Of A Woman"

Although it may fall somewhere in the middle of the pack of her storied catalog, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul still remains supreme with her thirteenth studio album.

Review: G Perico Hits His Stride With 2nd LP, "All Blue"

The former full-time gangbanger puts his still developing talents on display and avoids the sophomore slump.

Review: "My Moment" Isn’t The 1st Impression Tee Grizzley Needs To Blow Up

The potential is there. The execution isn’t.

Review: Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." Pads His Generational GOAT Status

Seizing the opportunity for commercial accessibility while staying true to himself, Kung Fu Kenny has channeled the ability to create songs that epitomize single powerful words.

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