HIPHOPDX reviews

  • J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League - J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All

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    For the Florida production team’s first full length album, a collection of cutting room floor tracks feels lazy despite a few gems.

  • Hoodie Allen - Happy Camper

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    Allen's sophomore effort makes satire sound pretty good.

  • Kevin Gates - Islah

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    On his studio debut, Mr. IDGT is every bit as personable as advertised on social media.

  • Meek Mill - 4/4 Pt. 2

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    Meek Mill is finally making the much ballyhooed "Drake beef" interesting.

  • Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing

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    "MartyrLoserKing" is a protest album for the modern age.

  • Meek Mill - 4-4

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    "4-4" isn't the momentum building warm up to "Dreamchasers 4" it should have been.

  • Adrian Younge - Something About April II

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    Adrian Younge molds his finest work to date in "Something About April II."

  • Little Simz - Age 101: Drop X

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    Little Simz "Age 101: Drop X" accomplishes its mission so succinctly that its own brevity is, ultimately, the project's undoing.

  • Migos – Young Rich Ni$$a$ 2

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    Migos sticks to their recipe of dab references, trap beats and cocky rhymes on their latest mixtape, appeasing longtime fans but doing little to win new listeners.

  • Consequence - A Good Comeback Story

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    Consequence tries to put his past behind him on "A Good Comeback Story."

  • The-Dream - Genesis

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    The-Dream's high-concept visual album "Genesis," a Tidal exclusive, is compelling as the music and visuals duel each other for prominence.

  • Future - Purple Reign

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    Future's "Purple Reign" see's the Atlanta superstar returning to his pre-"Monster" roots.

  • Lecrae - Church Clothes 3

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    "Church Clothes 3" continues Lecrae's expansion as an artist.

  • Torae - Entitled

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    The Brooklyn emcee continues to be more in-tuned with his inner voice than ever while remaining lyrically sharp.

  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu

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    Anderson .Paak delivers on the hype with "Malibu."

  • Cozz - Nothin Personal

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    Cozz’s newest mixtape is a step in the right direction, but falls short of anything totally ground-breaking.

  • PRhyme - PRhyme (Reissue)

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    PRhyme’s re-release of 2014’s classic delivers everything we love about the original and then some, despite its short additional run time.

  • Murs & 9th Wonder - Brighter Daze

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    "Brighter Daze" is a nearly perfect example of Hip Hop at its purest.

  • Timbaland - King Stays King

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    As pop “king” Timbaland trumpets his regality, a celebratory mixtape feels like he’s an emperor parading around on the Internet in new clothes.

  • Jeremih - Late Nights: The Album

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    Jeremih surprises in his return to the stage on "Late Nights: The Album."

  • The Doppelgangaz - "Beats For Brothels Vol. 3"

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    New listeners, especially ones with faint stomachs, will have trouble latching onto "Beats For Brothels Vol. 3."

  • Pusha T - King Push - Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude

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    "Darkest Before Dawn" is a concise master-class on beats and bars.

  • Fabolous - Summertime Shootout

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    Fab's free release does a lot of things right including having us looking forward to The Young OG Project 2

  • R. Kelly - The Buffet

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    R. Kelly's "The Buffet" is a tasty, though not extraordinary, 18-track spread.