Jesse Fairfax

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Little Simz - A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons

Little Simz is fearless in a world possibly unprepared for her inevitable takeover.

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Lil Dicky - Professional Rapper

Lil Dicky is off-putting and Hip Hop’s latest great white hope all at once.

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Gangrene - You Disgust Me

With “You Disgust Me” Alchemist & Oh No find solace in separating themselves from Rap’s reindeer games, once again.

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Gunplay - Living Legend

Gunplay’s reputation precedes him, but with “Living Legend” he fails to maximize his potential.

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Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die II

“Twelve Reasons To Die II” literally applies the “making a movie” formula, but fails to fall in line with cult classics such as Prince Paul’s “A Prince Among Thieves.”

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Slum Village - Yes!

YES! manages to squash complaints that the Slum Village brand is no longer what it once was.

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Troy Ave - Major Without A Deal

For all of the hate Troy Ave receives on “Major Without A Deal,” his greatest enemy is his own ego.

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Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process

Dizzy Wright makes good on the potential for his story to touch different age demographics.

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RJD2 & STS - STS X RJD2

“STS x RJD2” has one of today’s brightest hopefuls showing crossover appeal with the help of a veteran producer.

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Red Pill - Look What This World Did To Us

The scene opens on Red Pill confronting his demons, and ends in Bukowskian fashion, with no answers whatsoever save hope.

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Rapper Big Pooh - Words Paint Pictures

Reinvigorated through the co-sign of Mello Music Group, Big Pooh meshes well with Apollo Brown.

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Your Old Droog - Kinison

“Kinison” means well, but Your Old Droog’s performance doesn’t match his abundant talent this time around.

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Phony Ppl - Yesterday's Tomorrow

"Yesterday's Tomorrow" is gentle and almost transcendent.

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Hasan Salaam - Life In Black And White

Hasan Salaam’s narratives effectively tell harsh truths about himself and the world around him.

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Wale - Festivus (Mixtape)

"Festivus" is a confluence of arts and styles, culminating in a satisfying listen.

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YG - Blame It On The Streets

YG makes a way for his hungry supporting cast to shine.

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Smoke DZA & R.F.C. - The Outsiders

Smoke DZA's charisma carries "The Outsiders," though its untimely collaborations end up ruling the day.

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Bobby Shmurda - Shmurda She Wrote

Bobby Shmurda quickly sets out to prove he is more than a one-hit wonder.

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Boaz - Intuition

With "Intuition", Boaz arrives at his big moment prepared yet his execution somewhat lacks consistency.

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The Black Opera - The Great Year

On "The Great Year," The Black Opera use their distinct sound to take a stance, but there are moments when that stance could use some nuance.

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Big K.R.I.T - See Me On Top Vol. 4 (Mixtape)

Big K.R.I.T.'s "See Me On Top Vol. 4" a true mixtape in its form, but it doesn't serve as an entry point for new K.R.I.T. fans or preview "Cadillactica."

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