Jesse Fairfax

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Joey Fatts - Chipper Jones Vol. 3

Despite somewhat limited subject matter, Joey Fatts shines on "Chipper Jones Vol. 3" with heartfelt rhymes and diverse production.

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The Underachievers - Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

Challenging listeners on "Cellar Door," The Underachievers' strong flows both help them stand out and also require great (yet rewarding) effort to process.

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Sir Michael Rocks - Banco

Sir Michael Rocks shrouds some of his trademark oddity in stock cuts and sheer confidence, but "Banco" remains an entertaining album nonetheless.

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DMC Blames Hot 97 & Chuck D Rift On Information Gap; Says Pete Rock Saved Run DMC

Exclusive: DMC confirms a friendly rivalry with KRS-One, spiritually healing himself via Sarah Mclachlan and paying homage to the Blues with Sugar Blue and Sonix the Mad Scientist.

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Cormega - Mega Philosophy

With the help of Large Professor, "Mega Philosphy" showcases Cormega making an alternative yet solid case for grown up Rap.

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Riff Raff - Neon Icon

Riff Raff's "Neon Icon" is neither entertaining as sheer parody, nor a passable attempt at making a sincere Hip Hop album when judged by its merits.

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Mac Miller - Faces (Mixtape)

With "Faces," Mac Miller continues to show he's in on the joke walking the thin line between performance art and insanity.

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Speak - Gnarly Davidson vs. The Marlboro Men

Speak is fully inspired to relay relatable tales of tragedy and triumph on "Gnarly Davidson vs. The Marlboro Men."

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Vince Staples - Shyne Coldchain II

Primed for the spotlight, Vince Staples benefits from strong connections, raw talent and poignant social commentary with the edgy "Shyne Coldchain 2."

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YG - My Krazy Life

While not the most technically sound rapper, YG's introspective moments, catchy singles and A-list cameos make "My Krazy Life" a solid major label debut.

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10 Ways "The College Dropout" & Kanye West Have Changed The Game

HipHopDX lists 10 ways Kanye West has impacted Hip Hop.

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Dag Savage - E&J

Dag Savage's "E&J" finds Exile and Johaz creating honest and traditional Hip Hop that is in touch with today's times.

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interview

Overdoz Enlist Pharrell, Clams Casino & Others For Their Album, "2008"

Exclusive: Overdoz details the role they've played in L.A.'s resurgence and how their hijinks don't reflect their greater musical mission.

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Fabolous - The Soul Tape 3 (Mixtape)

On "The Soul Tape 3," Fabolous displays what it takes to fill a sizable void and resurrect The Big Apple.

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editorial

The Top Projects We Missed In 2013

Bearing in mind we're unable to review every album as it's buzzing, HipHopDX catches up on reviews for Quadron's "Avalanche," Thundercat's "Apocalypse" and Castle's "Gasface."

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Talib Kweli - Gravitas

Wearing the hats of businessman and creator, "Gravitas" has Talib Kweli reaping the benefits of hard work and dedication.

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Alexander Spit - Dillinger

With "Dillinger," Alexander Spit's forward thinking becomes a gift and curse that requires investments of time and patience.

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MellowHigh - MellowHigh

Domo Genesis, Left Brain and Hodgy Beats provide little in the way of anything interesting for the sober-minded on "MellowHigh."

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Quelle Chris - Ghost At The Finish Line

With "Ghost At The Finish Line," Quelle Chris aims to grow past the layman comforts of playing the people's champion.

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Danny Brown - Old

On "Old," the most exhausting aspects of Danny Brown's routine manage to convey an occasionally exciting tale of instability.

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