"Twelve Reasons To Die" is a satisfying glimpse into the minds of Younge and Ghostface, and should place somewhere above his most recent releases.
With "King Remembered In Time," Big K.R.I.T. takes on the title of his bold namesake and gives a performance that strengthens his core following.
The sexual callousness on "Hotel California" wears off quickly, and listeners are left with a release better fit for a Ramada Inn than a Four Seasons.
Kutt Calhoun's "Black Gold" revels in its ability to highlight the unique approach of Strange Music while still sounding refreshingly conventional.
"Electric Highway" rarely loses sight of what Rockie Fresh sets out to achieve.
Diehard fans of Juelz Santana will be pleased to know that the Harlem native hasn't lost his ferocity on the microphone.
At a hefty 19 tracks, "Starvation II" is another missed opportunity for the 24-year-old rapper to separate himself from the pack.
With 2013 starting, HipHopDX picks A$AP Ferg, Cities Aviv, Vinny Cha$e, and Johaz as artists to blow up in the coming year.
We weigh in on the most important producers of 2012, from Harry Fraud to Alchemist and more.
Exclusive: The 24-year-old Latina rapper highlights work on "Good Nights & Bad Mornings," discovering her own lane outside that of the Nicki Minaj archetype, and respect for the Strange Music crew.
Exclusive: The veteran emcee gives insight on "Selling My Soul," channeling Ol' Dirty Bastard on the record "Dirty Soul" and the respect he has for the likes of Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound.
With their latest effort "GMB," Pac Div looks to propel their name to the forefront once again as a group that deserves mention with today's greats.
Journalist 103 stands to be a vital force for the unheard, and "Reporting Live" solidifies him as such.
Exclusive: Joe Budden previews "No Love Lost" album and his "A Loose Quarter" mixtape. He also explains why fans will never hear his verse intended for Eminem's "Session One."
As boastful as the title "Trap God" is, it's evident that Gucci Mane's loyalties reside in the streets, a dynamic that will never change.
Exclusive: Nearing the completion of "Everythang's Corrupt," the West Coast legend promises fans "vintage Ice Cube" on his tenth album and proclaims Kendrick as a "true artist."
With "Dreams & Nightmares" it's clear that Rick Ross' protege Meek Mill needs more time before he can rightfully call himself the lieutenant of the MMG army.
"Lace Up" sheds light on opposing characteristics while also revealing an artist who is still growing into his own skin.
An exemplary balance of serious and cheerful cuts alike, very seldom does "The Heist" reach beyond its means.
For the most part, "Quality Street Music" lives up to its name, with DJ Drama furthering his prominence as a tastemaker in Hip Hop.
It's the return of DX Review Bits with Lecrae's latest, Montage One's heavily cosigned project, Rugged N Raw's NY grustle, and the duo A.B. & Dub Sonata.