Tormented and artistic, Bosco's "Boy" molds morose, soulful musicality into modernist hieroglyphs.
As ostentatious as it is ambitious, "Dreams Worth More Than Money" falls just short of its own lofty expectations.
Aiming for greatness, the album settles for being an ear warming and hour-long diversion.
"In Colour" is a lucid, dense and unique blend of UK club and mainstream American pop.
Boozie Badazz' "Touch Down 2 Cause Hell" is an album that is as much a wild party as it is a brutally honest, raucous listen.
The youthful blend of the pensive and the oh-so-excited that’s presented on "You Should Be Here" is the beginning of a signature Kehlani sound.
"Dark Red" is a brooding descent into the aimless rage of the modern world.
Yelawolf's "Love Story" is a mixed bag of multiplicity all pining for attention at once, but only one can win at a time.
In attempting to placate mainstream tastes, Wale falls short of the album being the unique and idea-bending success the 2010 mixtape was.
Because Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" doesn't look to be coming out on Cash Money Records any time soon, we thought of a few other ways he might release his final edition in "Tha Carter" series.
The duo's "Fan Of A Fan The Album" has its highlights, but falls short of both artists lofty ambitions.
Idyllic in feel and often well-delivered, this album may not be a cohesive listen, but it is noteworthy, as Slim Thugg recounts his rise through the ranks.
Ne-Yo's long string of successes allow "Non-Fiction" to glide along, buttressed by his uncanny songwriting and Pop sensibilities.
Mark Ronson paints his Pop 70s gold and 80s purple, crafting a light, crisp funk experience on "Uptown Special."
"Ransom," is a something for everyone buffet styled mixtape full of Mike Will's superlative production and more than a few standout verses.
"The Pinkprint" is a true foray into the mind and life of Nicki Minaj, tightly woven and intricately laid.
Migos' trunk-rattling lead up to their debut full-length see's the dynamic ATLiens refining their sound.
22 years into what has been a sometimes spectacular Rap career, M.O.P. continue to superlatively portray the grit and hustle of NYC Rap.
Rapsody's "Beauty and The Beast" is a stellar take on her strengths, but doesn't experiment enough with her delivery to truly carry Jamla's searing production.
Overall, Tinashe's debut succeds on almost every level, weaving her sultry voice, solid songwriting and stellar production to craft a cohesive debut.
Ace Cosgrove is a storyteller who is truly adept at his craft, but on "UsVsRobots," modern beats don't quite mesh with his timeless flow.