HIPHOPDX REVIEWS

  • 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.

  • Twista & Do Or Die - Withdrawal EP

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    Despite some good moments, Chicago’s finest struggle to provide fan-service and distinct takes on current rap trends.

  • Kehlani - You Should Be Here

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    The youthful blend of the pensive and the oh-so-excited that’s presented on "You Should Be Here" is the beginning of a signature Kehlani sound.

  • Oddisee - The Good Fight

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    Oddisee crafts a complex, beautiful, and joyful ode to the reality of things in "The Good Fight."

  • Murs - Have A Nice Life

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    Murs shows maturity and doles out wisdom on his Strange Music solo debut.

  • Jeremiah Jae & L'Orange - The Night Took Us In Like Family

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    This album from Jeremiah Jae and L'Orange has the makings to earn its own cult following.

  • Bishop Nehru - Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP

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    "Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP" is a concise collection of music that acts as an hors d'oeuvre while Bishop Nehru puts the finishing touches on his debut LP.

  • Snoop Dogg - Bush

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    "Bush" channels the 70s party sounds of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell's youth, but is not without its troubles.

  • Audio Push - The Good Vibe Tribe

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    "The Good Vibe Tribe" deliver on their promises of colorful bars abut by groovy production.

  • Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon

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    “Choose Your Weapon” is the future-soul quartet’s musical odyssey filled with beauty and delightfully unexpected turns.

  • Tech N9ne - Special Effects

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    The Hip Hop veteran delivers everything we expected from him: party anthems, rapid-fire rhymes, and songs with crossover appeal.

  • Shlohmo - Dark Red

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    "Dark Red" is a brooding descent into the aimless rage of the modern world.

  • Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art

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    At times the style is frayed, but Raekwon does a good job of balancing radio-friendly Rap with material his diehard fans crave.

  • Yelawolf - Love Story

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    Yelawolf's "Love Story" is a mixed bag of multiplicity all pining for attention at once, but only one can win at a time.

  • Red Pill - Look What This World Did To Us

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    The scene opens on Red Pill confronting his demons, and ends in Bukowskian fashion, with no answers whatsoever save hope.