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Review: Devin The Dude's "Acoustic Levitation" Soothes The Tension In Today’s Hip Hop

Light one up for the Coughee Brotha.

Review: Drake’s "More Life" Playlist Basically Makes The Skip Button Useless

More reggae, more grime, more trap, and more sad boy make “More Life” sound like a gathering of the rap game’s United Nations, which makes Drake the Attorney-General.

Review: Rick Ross Proves His Blueprint Is Teflon With "Rather You Than Me"

Nothing if not consistent, with "Rather You Than Me," Rick Ross shows little artistic growth while making a convincing argument for why he’s come to be ranked within today’s elite.

Review: Ill Camille Turns Pressure Into Diamonds With "Heirloom"

Following a time when personal turmoil had Ill Camille ready to quit making music, she returns stronger than ever to keeps shooting for the stars.

Review: Dreamville Rookie J.I.D Tells His Truth On "The Never Story"

With a little help from the tested “bars over bangers” formula, J. Cole’s’ newest signee shows he’s ready to star on the team.

Review: Your Old Droog Steps His Rap Game Up On "Packs"

"Packs" is a noteworthy set loaded with supremely smart twists that capture the continuing evolution of a ferociously talented MC.

Review: Murs Benefits From Intriguing Identity Crisis As "Captain California"

The 14-track album is brimming with brilliant production and a seemingly complex cast of characters.

Review: Grime Rapper Stormzy Earns Stripes On Solid Debut, "Gang Signs & Prayer"

The debut has made history as the first grime album to top the UK albums chart.

Review: “Nü Religion: Hyena” Will Boost THEY.'s #Wolfpac Membership Tenfold

Drew and Dante knock their debut album out of the park.

Review: Roc Marciano KO’s The Competition On “Rosebudd’s Revenge”

The quiet-storm menace of "Rosebudd’s Revenge" makes for a surreptitiously potent punch of heavyweight Hip Hop.

Review: Westside Gunn's "Riots On Fashion Avenue" Hints His Best Is Yet To Come

The Flygod goes out with guns blazing like Larry Davis, but curbs your enthusiasm like Larry David.

Review: Call “HNDRXX” Future’s Most Human Album Yet

The Astronaut Kid triumphantly pulls back every emotional layer while maintaining his trap-born edge.

Review: Taylor Bennett's "Restoration Of An American Idol" Shows Growth & Potential

And that's all you can ask for an up-and-coming artist.

Review: Oddisee's "The Iceberg" Too Deep For Mainstream Titanic But Still A Worthy Gem

Regardless of reach, the 12-track project is simply too hot to be cold.

Review: Wyclef Jean Gets Reinvigorated On "J’ouvert" EP

The EP finds the veteran at home with the current dancehall soundscape and marks a worthy comeback.

Review: Future Makes Petty Sound So Good On Self-Titled Album

While far from a perfect effort, Mr. HNDRXX showcases why he's currently your favorite rapper's favorite trapper.

Review: JonWayne's "Rap Album Two" Is The Middle Finger To Conformity Hip Hop Needs

An open, honest effort for the underground.

Review: Fat Joe & Remy Ma Can't Find A Groove On "Plata O Plomo"

The only things all the way up on this album are Remy’s bars and a handful of beats.

Review: Jidenna’s “The Chief” Blends Genres But Lacks Cohesiveness

Who knows what the "Classic Man" could have cooked up had this dropped in a timely manner.

Review: SiR Does TDE Name Justice With "Her Too" EP

The short jam from the Inglewood-based singer/songwriter/producer is further proof Top Dawg Entertainment made the right choice in adding him to the camp.

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