Hip Hop Reviews

Review: 21 Savage & Metro Boomin's Villainy Music Comes Bigger & Better With 'Savage Mode II'

The superstar rap duo brings their fans into a fun, revamped world with help from Morgan Freeman and Drake (at SZA's expense).

Review: Westside Gunn's Shady Records Debut 'Who Made the Sunshine' Has Inklings Of A Creative Genius

When it comes to the newer independent wave of Hip Hop, the answer to the album's rhetorical question is, in fact, Gunn himself.

Review: YoungBoy Never Broke Again's ‘Top' Is His Most True-To-Self Album Yet

The King of YouTube continues to dominate the charts with murderous raps and unfiltered streams of consciousness.

Review: Conway The Machine's 'From King To A GOD' Marks A Glow-Up For The Griselda Rapper

The Buffalo native paints a broader and more removed retrospective from his past life — with assistance from Hit-Boy, Freddie Gibbs, Alchemist, Lloyd Banks and shockingly, Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher.

Review: Big Sean's 'Detroit 2' Is Borderline Average Despite Hit-Boy, Eminem & Travis Scott's Help

After a three-year hiatus, the Good Music All-Star is bringing us into his world despite a few road bumps along the way.

Review: 'King's Disease' Is Food For True Nas Fans' Soul

Twenty-seven years later, the now 46-year-old MC has managed to craft a body of work with the right ingredients to age into a personal classic.

Review: Dave East's 'Karma 3' Is A Testament To His Prolificness

The project packs in fitting tributes to Kiing Shooter, Nipsey Hussle, and Kobe Bryant.

Review: Logic's Retirement Album, 'No Pressure,' Is More Interesting In Concept Than Execution

Despite references to Kanye West and Outkast abound, there are plenty of squandered opportunities for actual self-reflection on this "final" album.

Review: Juice WRLD's 'Legends Never Die' Is A Reminder Pain Can Be Melodic

The posthumous album is the biggest debut of the year, complete with assists from Trippie Redd, Halsey and The Kid Laroi.

Review: Pop Smoke's No. 1 Album Proves He Was A Star Outside Of 50 Cent & Quavo's Help

'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' sounds like dying trying to get rich.

Review: 6LACK Stays In His Feelings On '6pc Hot' EP

Thanks to a moody soundtrack and a bomb Lil Baby feature, this one earns it's spicy label.

Review: Smokepurpp Unevenly Rehabs His Soundcloud Rap Origins On 'Florida Jit'

Purpp's return to South Florida trap basics sounds so, well, basic.

Review: 'IDK & Friends 2 (Basketball County Soundtrack)' Delivers Fun Shootaround Bops Galore

NBA legend Kevin Durant named the project as the official soundtrack to his Showtime documentary, 'Basketball County: In the Water.' Juicy J, PnB Rock, Rico Nasty and more all turn up.

Review: Tee Grizzley's Pen Bleeds Honesty On 'The Smartest' Album

Though the vibe veers a little more towards inconsistent than eclectic, the project features Lil Baby, Meek Mill, Queen Naija and is a solid listen.

Review: City Girls' 'City On Lock' Is Full Of Ratchet Anthems & Deserves A Real Summer

Outside music with assistance from Lil Baby and Lil Durk.

Review: Wale Shreds Police Brutality & Racism With Forceful Bars On ‘The Imperfect Storm’

D.C.’s legit finest expresses, love, pain and passion amidst the protests and pandemic.

Review: E-40's Wit Is Razor Sharp On 'The Curb Commentator Channel 1'

Dishing game and roasting lames one click of the remote at time.

Review: Key Glock’s Relentless Grind Continues With 'Son Of A Gun' Mixtape

The Memphis rapper shows you don’t have to change much of the formula to get good results.

Review: Lil Yachty Sounds Washed On 'Lil Boat 3'

Rebrand or quit. It's simple as shit.

Review: OVO's Roy Woods Bites NAV, Playboi Carti & More On Featureless 'Dem Times' EP

Their flows totally exist on Wood's new EP.

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