Exclusive: Cozz has skyrocketed from relative unknown to Dreamville signee in only a year, but with increased exposure come increased expectations. Can he deliver?
We caught up with Troy Ave to clear the air about his Sway freestyle and stayed to talk about, branding, BSB, independence and New York City.
Curren$y's wit and wordplay are present throughout "Saturday Night Car Tunes," but a lack of cohesion and focus keeps the mixtape from reaching elite status.
Inconsistency prevents "Blacc Hollywood" from greatness, but for better or worse, Wiz Khalifa's latest sounds like a project from someone with nothing to prove.
Exclusive: Wiz Khalifa details how he connected with Nas and Mannie Fresh and why fans are partially responsible for the Taylor Gang sound.
"Thist 48" paints Boogie as a promising artist with lots of potential and a level of honesty rarely seen from his peers.
Exclusive: Curren$y dives into how his love of cinema factors into his project themes, and how the media portrays violence in cities like Chicago and New Orleans.
Exclusive: Hit-Boy sheds light on HS87's creative process, bonding with peers while on tour and what the Inland Empire brings to L.A.'s music scene.
Despite his penchant for experimentation, an overabundance of Auto-tune and worn out concepts make Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams" a lackluster effort.
Exclusive: MC Ren previews his upcoming album, "Rebel Music" and why he'd like to see more fans study their history in terms of Hip Hop's "Golden Era."
"Phantom and the Ghost" contains several of the gems Styles P fans expect, but as a total album, it comes up short, particularly on the production front.
Hip Hop responded loudly to Donald Sterling's racist remarks released by TMZ. With the benefit of perspective and exclusive quotes from Skyzoo and Skeme, we look back on a week of reaction.
Exclusive: In honor of his "Penz and Needlez: 100% Raw Hip Hop" project, Sir Jinx revisits his work with Kool G Rap, Snoop Dogg, Souls of Mischief and more.
March 26 marks the anniversary of Eazy-E's death; more than just a Gangsta Rapper, Eazy-E pioneered the independent template used by Death Row, No Limit & Roc-A-Fella Records.
The consistency displayed on "The Drive In Theatre" makes for one of the more solid projects dropped by Curren$y in some time.
Exclusive: Sir Jinx connects past and present on his new compilation "Sir Jinx Presents..The Gifted & The Privilege."
Mitchy Slick has his moments on "Call of Duty: South East Edition," but featured artists who lack his lyrical ability hold back what is already a brief project.
In hopes of finding a happy medium, we looked at five albums rated significantly higher by the readers than they were by HipHopDX.
Troy Ave treats "White Christmas 2" like a true, cassette mixtape: it's aggressive, disrespectful New York street music with a slight sense of humor.
Chance the Rapper takes center stage, as HipHopDX shines the light on Rap's rising stars of 2013.
On "Ingleworld," Skeme combines an array of styles and cadences and an unheralded but highly-skilled production team to craft an album with charm and depth.