Hip Hop Reviews

Review: "Wyclef Goes Back To School" Is An Eclectic Journey

Or is it ... ecleftic?

Review: Privaledge's "Reality" Is Big On Bars But Light On Buzz-Building

Still one hit away.

Review: Rich The Kid Avoids Sophomore Slumpin' On "The World Is Yours 2"

The Queens rapper shows up strong, though avoids showing out.

Review: Dizzy Wright Drops Quality Controlled Motivation On “Nobody Cares, Work Harder”

Words to live by.

Review: NAV Makes His 1st Decent Project With “Brown Boy” EP

Which is ironic because it’s simply a small collection of catchy loosies from the hard drive.

Review: Mass Appeal’s Cantrell Gets Heartfelt On “Devil Never Even Lived”

His off-the-mic growth makes for compelling music.

Review: Who Is DaBaby? His Personality Shines On Debut Album "Baby On Baby"

Despite some uniformity in song selection, he's undeniably unique.

Review: Smif-N-Wessun Deliver Refined Bars On "The All"

25 years later, the duo is still reppin' Buckown lovely.

Review: Kari Faux Is A Beautiful Disaster On "CRY 4 HELP"

The Southern belle and patron saint of "conversational rap" exorcizes her demons on wax.

Review: “Czarface Meets Ghostface” Strains Their Existing Rap Cinematic Universe

Czarface Killah didn’t exactly kill it.

Review: Juice WRLD’s “Death Race For Love” Is A Boulder In Today’s Emo Rap-Rock Mountain

Fall Out Boyz in The Hood.

Review: 2 Chainz's "Rap Or Go To The League" Narrowly Misses The Finals

He and Laker LeBron should boss up in the offseason.

Review: T-Pain’s Feel-Good Formula Makes “1Up” An Overall Win

A few more additions for his greatest hits.

Review: Mass Appeal's Starting 5 Aren't Quite A Unified Movement ... Yet

The team of budding lyricists are still getting in playing shape with the songwriting.

Review: Mozzy & Berner Do The Bay Area Proud On "Slimey Individualz"

The indie rappers get by with a little help from their famous friends.

Review: "Undisputed" Marks Solid Introduction For Def Jam's Future

It's a chance for a new generation to gravitate toward and attach themselves to a new class of potential superstars on the ground level. 

Review: Solange Explores Her Houston Roots On “When I Get Home” — Albeit Slowly

While there are multiple moments of unequivocal brilliance, the 19-track album struggles to captivate its audience.

Review: Gorilla Zoe & Zaytoven Exude Chemistry On "I Am Atlanta 4Ever"

It's an even-keeled playlist that still has knock, even at its most underwhelming moments.

Review: Lil Skies Is Cloudy With A Chance Of Greatness On "Shelby"

The tattooed young'un has the potential to be great, but he's not quite there yet.

Review: Offset’s “Father Of 4” Is A Catharsis He’ll Never Get Credit For

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