HipHopDx Reviews

Review: Guest Stars Roar The Loudest On French Montana's "Jungle Rules"

Cameos are cool and all but the lead needs to take charge.

Review: Even A Gucci Mane Co-Sign Can't Save “Ralo LaFlare” Mixtape

Needs more Guwop. And you know, better songs?

Review: 21 Savage Attempts To Stretch His Musical Wings On "Issa"

Issa positive step, though he’ll never be mistaken for a ball of energy.

Review: Young Buck Ruptures His Artistic Achilles With "10 Toes Down"

The G-Unit member misses the mark trying to mimic the new school.

Review: Z-Ro Delivers Emblematic Farewell On “No Love Boulevard” Finale Album

Your favorite Houston rapper’s favorite rapper calls it quits. At least, for now.

Review: MC Eiht & DJ Premier Lead The Pack With "Which Way Iz West"

Any East Coast-West Coast rivalry melts away with Eiht's Cali heat.

Review: With "4:44," Shawn Carter Sacrifices JAY-Z's Invincibility For Soul-Baring Excellence

You can't heal what you never reveal.

Review: Public Enemy's "Nothing Is Quick In The Desert" Rages Against Trendiness

Because that's just what they do.

Review: Kool G Rap's "Return Of The Don" Suits NYC '90s Hip Hop Heads

For better and worse.

Review: Bizzy Bone & Krayzie Bone Reinvent Bone Thugs' Accessibility With "New Waves"

Welcome to the rebirth.

Review: DJ Khaled & Baby Asahd Nab Gems From Famous Friends On "Grateful"

Another one that happens to a better one than the other one.

Review: With "Big Fish Theory," Vince Staples Swims Laps Ahead Of Convention

Unpredictable curveballs shake up the status quo, as “Big Fish Theory” aims to redesign his artistic destiny while examining the world around Long Beach's rap prince.

Review: No Oomph In Big Boi's "Boomiverse"

It's a fun affair but still doesn't reflect the Outkast member's true greatness.

Review: Buddy & Kaytranada's “Ocean & Montana” Sounds Unerringly Like Summer

Five hot songs to get you through four even hotter months.

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.

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