Sheldon Pearce

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Big Grams - Big Grams

Big Grams's collaborative EP runs out of steam.

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Chance The Rapper & Lil B - Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)

"Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)" is an exercise in exuberant, lighthearted fun from two of the most interesting artists in Hip Hop.

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Chief Keef - Bang 3

"Bang 3" is a reminder of everything Chief Keef has been and everything he can be.

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Future - Dirty Sprite 2

"Dirty Sprite 2" is a highly entertaining cocktail of trap displaying the ability to resurrect.

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Tyga - The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty

Tyga makes an effort at creating a well-rounded album but fails to double down on his strengths.

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Heems - Eat Pray Thug

"Eat Pray Thug" speaks for the disenfrancished, fractured elements of Heem's post 9/11 New York.

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PRhyme - PRhyme

PRhyme's "PRhyme" is a no frills, beats and rhymes buffet anchored by the duo's undeniable chemistry.

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Logic - Under Pressure

Logic's debut is more than a stirring lyrical symphony welded to superior production, it is a condensing of '90s grit and modern production into something new.

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Childish Gambino - Kauai (EP)

Childish Gambino's "Kauai" does an admirable job putting raw feelings before agendas or aesthetics, and it is easy to enjoy as a result.

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Rich Gang - Tha Tour Pt. 1 (Mixtape)

The bizarre trinity of Birdman, Young Thug, and Rich Homie Quan makes for a surprisingly trap-love-fest that hypnotizes you for its entirety.

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Lil Bibby - Free Crack 2 (Mixtape)

"Free Crack 2" is a step-up from its predecessor in both production value and expectations, but Lil Bibby swerves slightly, creating a fractured listen.

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Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

While Jeezy's "Seen It All: The Autobiography" is uneven in spurts, it feels like an honest, autobiographical retelling of Snowman lore.

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Majid Jordan - A Place Like This

Majid Jordan's "A Place Like This" is both affectionate and semi-seductive but lags at times due to an inability to mask its straightforwardness.

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Cam'ron - 1st Of The Month Vol.1 (EP)

In addition to solid production, Cam'ron's "1st Of The Month Vol. 1" excels in the instances where it falls in love with its mythos.

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PeeWee Longway - The Blue M&M (Mixtape)

PeeWee Longway is buttressed by signature production here and his dexterous flows show much promise, but the duds overwhelm you as much as the wins dazzle you.

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50 Cent - Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win

50 Cent's "Animal Ambition" is marred by its own limitations and obsessive portrayal of self-worth amid a recitation of "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" buzzwords.

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Kolley - Real Nigga Shit (Mixtape)

Despite grand production, Kolley's "RNS" stumbles because his delivery and his often basic rhymes leave much to be desired.

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Iamsu - Sincerely Yours

At maximal output, Iamsu! adventurously explores the Bay Area's established terrain with "Sincerely Yours," but it doesn't punch with the ferocity of past work.

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Dizzy Wright - State Of Mind (EP)

Despite flashes of the creativity that powered his earlier projects, Dizzy Wright's "State of Mind" is plagued by subpar production and a lack of identity.

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GoldLink - The God Complex

With "The God Complex," GoldLink explores fame and the perishable nature of the human flesh and pushes the boundaries of his brand of R&B-infused, Electro Rap.

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SpaceGhostPurrp - BMW 2: IntoXXXicated (Mixtape)

Even with moments of magic, SpaceGhostPurrp's "BMW 2: IntoXXXicated" is too predictable and redundant to truly be good.

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