HipHopDX reviews

Problem - Hotels 2: The Master Suite

Problem’s newest mixtape gives the traditional West Coast sound a facelift of moderate value.

Bankroll Mafia - Bankroll Mafia

Take the Mafia serious.

Skippa Da Flippa - I'm Havin 2

Witness the potential of lyrically intricate trap music.

Mr. Lif - Don't Look Down

Only way is up.

A$AP Ferg - Always Strive And Prosper

Ferg isn't settling for the "A for effort" commendations. He's actually aiming for greatness.

Ransom - History Of Violence

Be ill, or be killed.

Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World

Uzi’s narrative rings hollow at times, but what he lacks in content he makes up for with anthemic choruses and an array of voices laced with youthful exuberance.

J Dilla - The Diary

Years after his death J Dilla is still blessing fans with his crafty production and creative wordplay on The Diary.

Krizz Kaliko - GO

The longtime Strange Music maker unloads an emporium of soul, R&B, funk and nuanced rap.

J-Zone - Fish-N-Grits

J-Zone gave up on his starry eyed rap dreams, leaving him free to take potshots and have laughs at the genre’s expense.

Flip Major - Ba$es Loaded

A Triple-A effort for a Cali native with Major League aspirations.

Smoke DZA - Ringside 4

Not quite the main event but still a worthy warm-up match.

Royce Da 5'9 - Layers

Bar for bar, there is no active rapper you that probably ranks over Royce. But can it translate to classic records?

Barbershop: The Next Cut (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The musical accompaniment to "Barbershop: The Next Cut will complement movie with some familiar sounds and new ones too.

Trapo - She

At 17, most kids are on video games and college applications. Meanwhile Trapo is busy patenting his own sound.

Skizzy Mars - Alone Together

It's not everyday a rookie artist exhibits a steadfast handle on carving out great melodies. Then again, there is nothing everyday about Skizzy Mars.

Euroz - For No Good Reason

Despite a bit of Houstatlantavegas, Euroz manages to formally introduce his personality to potential fans.

Open Mike Eagle & Paul White - Hella Personal Film Festival

A window into Open Mike Eagle’s intrinsic values and imbalanced emotions, as he uses a unique sense of humor to comment on culture and social constructs.

Berner - Hempire

Berner hits some, but not all of his targets on the latest Taylor Gang project.

Justiine - God, Save The Queen

The Atlanta upstart can't lay claim to the crown just yet but she still packs a royal delivery.

OJ Da Juiceman - Texaco Muzik Vol.1

Someone is still being gassed up with criminally low octane fuel.

Ramriddlz - Venis

A summery, tropical-trap fusion that unfortunately lacks anything long-lasting.

Rockie Fresh - The Night I Went To…Chicago, NY & Los Angeles

Take an audio journey through Rockie Fresh's itinerary if you will.

Azealia Banks - Slay-Z

The Banksprint.