Anthony Malone

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A Definitive Ranking Of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart’ Series

Which installment of Kendrick Lamar's "The Heart" series is the best?

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Review - Future 'I Never Liked You' Is Fan Service Held Back By Dull Beats & Marketed Toxicity

On Future's first solo tape in two years, he fully leans into the toxic king persona to the point where it feels like a parody of itself.

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Review - Pusha T 'It's Almost Dry' Delivers Coke Rap Supremacy But Doesn't Elevate Past That

On his latest album, King Push showcases a mastery of coke raps and bar-for-bar excellence, but the content doesn’t reflect the personal growth that pushed him to make the album in the first place.

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Review - Coi Leray 'Trendsetter' Shows Her Talent But Follows Trends Rather Than Sets Them

The Boston-bred rapper aims to help comfort moods and connect with her fans on her new album. And while parts of the album accomplish her goal, the overall experience feels like two separate projects fighting to co-exist.

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Review - King Von 'What It Means To Be King' Doesn't Advance Or Hurt His Legacy – It Just Extends His Catalog

The album isn’t meant to forecast Von’s sonic trajectory, instead opting to celebrate Von’s talent on the mic without the loss of artistic integrity.

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NBA YoungBoy 'Colors' Is Another Fine Album But Keeps Him In Cruise Control

Colors puts more emphasis on YoungBoy’s emotional spectrum. Behind the toughness and publicity is a young man caught up with regret from past actions, struggling to turn the corner.

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Mach-Hommy 'Balens Cho' Continues To Demystify The Esoteric Rapper

On the album, the masked rapper reflects on cause and effect, lessons from his youth that became pillars for adulthood.

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Earl Sweatshirt 'Sick!' Leaves The Shadows To Illuminate His Future

Earl closes the door on nearly a decade’s worth of guilt, using his new album as a vessel for acceptance.

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Review - JPEGMAFIA 'LP!' Is A Creative Sayonara To Major Labels

On his latest album, the Baltimore rapper says goodbye to corporate constructs.

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Review - Wale 'Folarin II' Flashes Greatness But Gets Clouded With Career Recognition Raps

The D.C rapper is looking for respect, like always.

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Review - Lil Wayne & Rich The Kid Trust Fund Babies Is Held Back By A Disparity In Talent

A showcase of why superstars shouldn't play with scrubs.

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Pink Siifu 'GUMBO'! Is A Thoughtful Love Letter To The South

Like the stew the album gets its name from, Pink Siifu's latest project is a mix of southern influences and eclectic styles he finds interesting.

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Trippie Redd Borrows From Young SoundCloud Rappers For Middling Results On Trip At Knight

The Ohio crooner hops on the next wave of trends he helped influence with mixed results.

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Dave East & Harry Fraud Trade Mafiaso Vibes For Musical Consistency On 'Hoffa' Album

No matter how much he tries East can not live up to the legacy of Jimmy Hoffa.

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All 7 Times Pop Smoke's Team Milked 'Dior' For All It Was Worth

The Brooklyn drill classic is a streaming magnet and the late Woo rapper's team knows this very well.

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Pop Smoke's Team Shamelessly Chose Commercialism Over Credibility On 'Faith' Album

Filled to the brim with more features than a DJ Khaled album.

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