HIPHOPDX reviews

  • Vince Staples - Summertime '06

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    Atop the best production of his career, Vince Staples keeps in step for an unsettlingly full hour of biography on Summertime ‘06.

  • Elijah Blake - Shadows and Diamonds

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    Aiming for greatness, the album settles for being an ear warming and hour-long diversion.

  • Skyzoo - Music For My Friends

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    With "Music For My Friends," Skyzoo provides a fearless work rooted in traditional East Coast sounds and powerful first-person nostalgia.

  • CZARFACE – Every Hero Needs a Villain

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    Every Hero Needs a Villain is simply an enjoyable listening experience that any longtime Hip Hop fan is sure to appreciate.

  • Ea$y Money - The Motive Of Nearly Everybody,Yo.

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    Ea$y Money unevenly examines the hard line of being an independent artist while nearly giving the state of Massachusetts much needed appeal via traditional East Coast boom-bap.

  • Troy Ave - Major Without A Deal

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    For all of the hate Troy Ave receives on “Major Without A Deal,” his greatest enemy is his own ego.

  • Lil Durk - Remember My Name

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    Lil Durk's Remember My Name fails to deliver on its appeal for immortality.

  • Jamie xx - In Colour

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    "In Colour" is a lucid, dense and unique blend of UK club and mainstream American pop.

  • Dom Kennedy - By Dom Kennedy

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    The Leimert Park representer delivers exactly what fans expect, hyperlocalism smothered over slick production.

  • Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process

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    Dizzy Wright makes good on the potential for his story to touch different age demographics.

  • Camp Lo - Ragtime Hightimes

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    Camp Lo sticks to the script, delivering slick, creative word-play overtop Ski Beatz’s mixed bag production on "Ragtime Hightimes."

  • Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf

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    Donnie trumpet & The Social Experiment stay on the cutting edge of music by blending genres and creating an album full of uninhibited creativity.

  • A$AP Rocky - At. Long. Last. A$AP

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    A$AP Rocky crafts his best album to date with "At. Long. Last. A$AP."

  • Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell

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    Boozie Badazz' "Touch Down 2 Cause Hell" is an album that is as much a wild party as it is a brutally honest, raucous listen.

  • Canibus & Bronze Nazareth - Time Flys, Life Dies... Phoenix Rise

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    Teaming up with Bronze Nazareth seems to have reawakened Canibus, as he raps with renewed vitality over textured production.

  • RJD2 & STS - STS X RJD2

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    “STS x RJD2” has one of today’s brightest hopefuls showing crossover appeal with the help of a veteran producer.