DX contributor Luke Gibson questions if Sean Combs the executive destroyed the empire that an artistically inclined Puff Daddy built back in 1994.
"In None We Trust" is just another step as the lyricist attempts to establish himself as The One on the West Coast.
For Pooh, this is his moment to escape the Little Brother umbrella while adding to its legacy; "Dirty Pretty Things" is an ambitious effort in every regard.
"The Promise" is by all means a reintroduction to one audience and an introduction to another.
J-Live wears three hats throughout "S.P.T.A." He's Hip-Hop's rare triple threat (deejay, producer, emcee). Throughout it, he does each craft at a high level.
Tragedy's catalog is filled with revolutionary inspired songs, and he continues that trend on "Thug Matrix 3."
For a guy who's been in the group shadows of emcees like Edo G. or Ill Bill, Slaine proves that he alone can master the ceremony.
DX's Luke Gibson compares 50 Cent's disgruntled tweets about Interscope to one of his former G-Unit artist's, Young Buck's mission for independence.
Fueled by dope hooks, well thought out guest appearances, and a few released tracks, Monsters II continues the recent success of Swollen Members.
For an artist who has been lauded as an originator, Sorry 4 the Wait sees Wayne sounding more like his contemporaries than himself.
The end result of Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away is an inspired project from two of Hip Hop's most heralded.
Hail Mary Mallon - consisting of Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz - is named after Mary Mallon aka "Typhoid Mary" the infamous carrier of typhoid fever.
On Still Standing 4-Tay doesn't attempt to win new audiences or prove his relevance, he humbly reflects on his journey.
On "PL3DGE," Killer Mike shows off all sides and brings forth arguably his most complete project to date.
While Jacka clearly knows his lane, We Mafia sounds like an upgraded Flight Risk.
"E-40's greatest gift is his ability to take the clich
"An ensemble effort that calls back to the Click days, as well as recognizes new voices influenced by the slanguage, but nobody steals the show from the host."
As Prodigy is welcomed home and Ja Rule prepares for his upcoming prison bid, one writer breaks down how being behind bars impacts a rapper's career.
Despite some popular friends like Pete Rock, Masta Ace and Edo G., it's still Verbal Kent's presence that makes this album memorable.
Cash Money and Jermaine Dupri's loss is easily a Hip Hop fan's gain.
This has the potential for greatness: hit producers alongside a premier songwriter, yet as it all too often happens, the final project doesn't work out that way