Marcus Dowling

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Future - Purple Reign

Future's "Purple Reign" see's the Atlanta superstar returning to his pre-"Monster" roots.

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HipHopDX's Top 8 Rising Stars Of 2015

HipHopDX shines a light on the top rising stars of 2015.

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Timbaland - King Stays King

As pop “king” Timbaland trumpets his regality, a celebratory mixtape feels like he’s an emperor parading around on the Internet in new clothes.

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Our Favorite Non-Rap Artists Of 2015

HipHopDX celebrates its favorite non Hip Hop artists of 2015.

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Chris Brown - Royalty

On "Royalty," Chris Brown shows what happens when Peter Pan tries to grow up.

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Future Deserved A Grammy Nomination

Hip Hop's artist of the moment did not get a Grammy nom, and that's a crime.

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Pimp C - Long Live The Pimp

Pimp C’s legacy doesn’t advance, yet still remains entertainingly intact on this posthumous release.

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Justin Bieber - Purpose

Justin Bieber seeks to begin anew on "Purpose."

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DJ Khaled - I Changed A Lot

“I Changed A Lot” lacks the groundbreaking moments we’ve come to expect from DJ Khalid.

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Machine Gun Kelly - General Admission

MGK’s General Admission is a mixed bag of an album that aims high and falls short, but an amazing story is told along the way.

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Raury - All We Need

This isn’t an album, it’s the spiritual essence of the joy beyond the pain.

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Blended Babies Feat. Anderson .Paak - The Anderson .Paak EP

Anderson .Paak is a gifted singer-songwriter on the fast track to mainstream stardom.

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Paul Wall - Slab God

Slab God is a comfortable listen to a legend who’s oftentimes still at his best.

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Drake & Future - What A Time To Be Alive

"What A Time To Be Alive" certainly features 2015’s top-selling rap superstar duo turning up and having a helluva lot of fun.

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Angel Haze - Back To The Woods

Back To The Woods is impressive enough to sit back and marvel at the emotive and lyrical force that Angel Haze.

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Warren G - Regulate: The G Funk Era Part II

For 15 minutes worth of music, Warren G’s latest EP gives you just enough of what you needed.

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The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness

"Beauty Behind The Madness" is The Weeknd's superstar coming out party.

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Uncontested: Meek Mill's Awkward Silence Means This Beef Is Probably Over

Meek Mill's silence speaks volumes, and the Internet's attention span is short.

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Drizzy's View: Why You Shouldn't Have Expected A Traditional Drake Diss Track To Begin With

The other side of the Drake "diss" track debate.

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DJ Mustard’s Reign May Last 10 Summers After All

DJ Mustard's sound has taken over in such a way that his radio reign is set to last a while.

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Miguel - Wildheart

Perhaps the most tortured of the souled out crooners creating today, Miguel's "Wildheart" establishes him as an R&B juggernaught.

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