HipHopDx Reviews

Review: Nick Grant Attempts To Revive Witty Lyrics On "Return Of The Cool"

When being cool just isn’t enough.

Rapper Big Pooh Reminds Us Authentic Hip Hop Is Still King On "Everything 4 Sale" EP

...but apparently not his integrity.

Review: Shy Glizzy's Switch To Jefe Doesn't Help "The World Is Yours" EP

The youngster shows unfulfilled promise on new EP.

Review: Gucci Mane Capped Off His "Hardest Working" 2016 With “The Return of East Atlanta Santa”

HipHopDX's "We Working" Artist of the Year brought gifts you can enjoy well after the holiday season.

Review: Kid Cudi Fights Hard On “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin”

Big Brother Cudder is getting back to his past glory with this lengthy but therapeutic offering.

Review: Dom Kennedy Flatlines Again With "Los Angeles Is Not For Sale Vol. 1"

This fourth studio album go-around is an uphill battle, as Dom Kennedy settles for underachievement to the dismay of Team Light Skin.

Review: Quentin Miller Gets His Frake On With Uninspired “Gunmetal Grey”

A release so mediocre, it’s impossible to look past the ghostwriting allegations that continue to haunt his name.

Review: "SIYAvsSIYA" Better As A Solo Personality

The "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" star struggles with duality on her biggest release to date.

Review: No Mos Def But Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard Deflate Expectations With "December 99th"

Full of strange mishaps that are almost to be expected considering Yasiin Bey’s past few erratic years, “December 99th” begs the question: Does anyone need to be this #woke?

Review: After "RTJ3," Run The Jewels' Reign May Have Run Its Course

Rap’s grinches set out to steal Christmas and ran off with a few new gifts.

Review: George Clinton's Co-signs Valid For Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!"

Of course, there's more than just one layer in Donald Glover's repertoire.

Review: CJ Fly’s "Flytrap" Is A Taste Of Savage Boom Bap Evolved

CJ Fly is ruthless with the rhymes but still remains Pro Era’s #2.

Review: "Hamilton, Charles" Marks A Personal Triumph & Artistic Snare

The mixtape master makes his major label debut and releases something like a mixtape.

Review: The LOX Keep It Bank Vault Safe On "Filthy America…It’s Beautiful"

Sixteen years is a long time to for an album hiatus and while the boys from Yonkers aren't rusty, they don't quite sound renewed on their Roc Nation debut, either.

Review: T.I. Delivers A Full Winner With "Us Or Else: Letter To The System"

Few artists get to mature in the public's eye to experience such growth.

Review: Post Malone Does Hip Hop His Way On “Stoney”

An intoxicating blend of the genre's present and future.

Review: Tech N9ne's 33-Track "The Storm" Is Challenging To Weather

...But there are also plenty of explosive lightning moments to be had.

Review: J. Cole Illustrates Thug Paradise With "4 Your Eyez Only"

Without a shred of self-importance, J. Cole seeks empathy for those stuck in their own way now that he’s as close to the mountaintop as ever. The music is decent, too.

Review: Ab-Soul's “Do What Thou Wilt” Is The Year’s Best Mind Fuck

Soulo blurs the dangerous line between confusion and enlightenment and strengthens any arguments of him having the best pen game in Black Hippy.

Review: Lil Durk Still Isn’t a Lyrical Miracle But Steadily Improves On "They Forgot"

The project won't change your mind naysayers who think Drillnois Durk is dull but still leaves an impression with a few quotables.

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