Hip Hop Reviews

Review: Earl Sweatshirt’s “Some Rap Songs” Is A Challenging, Somber Work Of Art

Cerebral AF.

Review: Lil Baby’s Consistency Shines On “Street Gossip” Album

His 2019 looks extremely bright.

Review: Yella Beezy's "Ain't No Goin' Bacc" Showcases Potential & Missed Opportunities

Too many tracks for cohesion.

Review: Dipset Returns Without A Splash On "Diplomatic Ties"

It doesn't underwhelm. It doesn't overwhelm. It just ... whelms.

Review: Z-Ro’s “Sadism” Speaks To Day 1 Houston Fans

A little muddled but also contains plenty of musicianship.

Review: Meek Mill's "Championships" Dominates Its Moment If Not Much Else

Will it stand the test of time? The DX Review Team hashes it out.

Review: Tekashi 6ix9ine Should've Kept "Dummy Boy" Until His Prison Release

Even with contributions from Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, there's no saving this one.

Review: Black Thought Stays Sharp On “Streams Of Thought, Vol. 2: Traxploitation”

Light years ahead is still light work for Thought.

Review: Big K.R.I.T.’s “Double Down” EP Is Good For The Repeat Button

Dos Equis.

Review: Benny The Butcher Crafts His Magnum Opus With ”Tana Talk 3”

Rough, rugged and raw.

Review: Smino's "NØIR" Is An Eclectic Eargasm

The overlooked phenom manages to do almost the unthinkable: be himself.

Review: Too $hort Keeps His Bounce On “The Pimp Tape” Despite Its Marathon Length

19 songs = that's a lot of pimpin'.

Review: Loso Loaded’s “Bases Loaded Fully” LP Is A Half-Full Double Cup

It shows promise and growing pains.

Review: "Creed 2: The Album" Is A Modern Day Gym Essential

With Mike WiLL Made-It on the boards, the soundtrack sets a sonic template meant for working it out.

Review: Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist Become Rap’s Best Triple Threat With “Fetti” EP

A gangster, a gentleman, and a legendary producer embark on a lavish paper chase for rap purists.

Review: Big K.R.I.T.'s "Thrice X" EP Serves Its Raw Rap Purpose

While not the worthy follow-up to "4eva Is A Mighty Long Time," Big Kuntry Krizzle reminds listeners he was here in 2018.

Review: CupcakKe Creates Her Own Raunchy Paradise On “Eden” Album

Prudes need not apply.

Review: Tee Grizzley’s “Still My Moment” Is His Moment Of Truth

Good ass job.

Review: Lil Peep's "Come Over When You're Sober 2" Spotlights His Missed Opportunities

A beautiful end to a tragic story.

Review: Kirk Knight Levels Up On Sophomore Album “IIWII”

Pro Era is definitely on the move.

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